Thursday, April 21, 2011

Some flowers for thought

This week's Circle Blog Challenge was to create flowers so I finally had time to create some projects I had been wanting to get to for a while. I made headbands for my daughter!


The details: 

The first looks rather simple doesn't it?? Well, it was a huge PITA!! In case you were wondering if Adhesive Backed Felt would cut cleanly in your Cricut, the answer is NO!  However, I have decided instead of chucking it in the garbage I would call it shabby chic! Yep - that was my plan all along.

But anyway, the flower is from Mother's Day Bouquet and cut at 3 inches. I cut it once in pink and then twice in white with the contours hidden inside the petals. I stuck the two white layers together so that there was no adhesive on the outside, and then added the pink layer with a gem on top. It is attached to the plastic headband with a circle from George cut in the adhesive felt. If I hadn't had to go back and had cut all the petals because I couldn't get a clean cut I would like this a lot more.

Now this masterpiece (oh  it hurts to actually pat yourself on the back) was inspired and created a la Teresa Collins style and I have to be honest  - I saw it in a couple places so I don't have a direct link right now. When I find it I will link it here. What I did was use the 8 petal scallop-y flower from Mother's Day Bouquet, and cut it at the following sizes:
  • 6 flowers at 3.5 inches
  • 1 flower each at 3, 2.5, 2, and 1 inches
Then I scored 4 of the large flowers and folded into quarters, then stapled them on to one of the other large flower as a base.
Now I did manipulate the paper so the petals would curve up but I just could NOT crumple up my beautiful K&Co paper from the new Brenda Walton Spring Stack. That would just be.....WRONG! *shuddering*
Anyway then I layered the other size flowers on top, alternating the with the pattern on the opposite side and offsetting the petals for each layer. I hot glued all the layers together (getting in touch with my inner Kathy Orta tonight) and added a gem to the top. Then I hot glued that baby to an old beat up fabric headband and voila! Instant makeover! A closeup from the side so you can see the dimensions:

Well, I hope you enjoyed this post as much as my daughter enjoyed her headbands - she is quite the diva so she loves her flowers and bling! (Don't we all??)

Victory!! I found the original post I was inspired by - Teresa actually uses a different flower and it not so linear as I am but what can I say? That is just the way I am! Here is her guest blogger post on the Creating Keepsakes Blog.


  1. So much fun-- I am sure she does love them! Hmmm... felt. I have yet to cut any fabric successfully in the cricut so you get an A+ as far as I am concerned. I need to know how you attached the flowers to the headband! Yes, I will be doing this project -- in paper not fabric! :)

  2. How adorable! What a fun project for the Circle challenge! OOh, I love those papers you used and appreciate the heads up about the felt! LOL!
    Good luck!
    Colleen (gonescrappin from the Circle)

  3. The first was attached with another piece of that PITA felt, the second hot glue! I have decided to bust that out lately - so far so good!

  4. These are both great. Love the paper one!

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  6. So cute and adorable! Thanks for the tutorial! :o)