I made this whimsical hairband using one of the beautiful new
BoBunny Petals (Cream Gardenia Petals)
I love these new petals because you can use them,
as is, or change them up with a little color tints.
These are some of the supplies you will need to make up this hairband:
*BoBunny Cream Gardenia Petals
*BoBunny Cream Gardenia Petals
*brown or green heavy gage florist wire
(can be found at Michaels, I got mine at our local dollar store)
*some alcohol ink to tint the petals
(I used Tim Holtz alcohol ink in Pink Sherbert)
*Q-tip (to apply the ink to the petals)
*some small paper or silk 'extra' blooms,
small floral sprays/branches
(check dollar store for these items),
fabric leaves (I used some leaves from old silk
flower arrangements...also can be found at dollar stores)
Begin by tinting the center of your Gardenia with some alcohol ink using a
Q-tip as an applicator. I like to tint just the base of the petals so it fade's
out to white at the edges. I did this to a few of the layers starting
Measure the circumference of the person's head you are
making this headband for.
Double it and then add about 6 inches extra to give you some
wiggle room when making the headband. That will be the length
of the florist wire you will use. Fold the wire in half and wrap
Now just begin making long twists in the floral wire
for a few inches in length (about 2-3 inches)....
Now begin adding in bits of the branches and small blooms,
twisting the floral wire around it as you go (leave a couple
inches of the branches sticking out from the main twist of the headband)....
When you are about 1/3 of the length of the wire in, it is time
to add the larger BoBunny Gardenia. The flower has a nice little
cardboard tab at the back of it, tightly wrap you
wire around it to hold the bloom in place.....
Continue as you did in Step #4 twisting bits of small blooms and
little branch pieces into the main twist. At the end, twist the end
into a hook that will fit into the loop to secure the headband when on.
(remember to check placement of your blooms on the person you
are making this for, the last few inches can be just plain twisted wire)
When you are done just use a hot glue gun to add on a
couple of leaves to the main large flower...
So there you have it, give it a go, it's easy!
Or have fun experimenting with different tints on the
BoBunny blooms for a fresh different look.
Thanks Gabrielle for that great tutorial.
Luzma, one of our Design Team Members
shared with us some images of her Scrap Space,
so we thought we'd share it with you...
I want to share some photos of my scrap room to show
how I organize my supplies to get
and remember everything I have and need.
The first two photos are a general view of my room.
Here I have my Cricut and all the cartridges, plus my Copic Markers.
Under the table I have the kit's clubs I receive, and the latest collections.
Here you can see something very important for me :"PUNCHES"
Here you can see how I organized my amazing BoBunny supplies.
I separeted them by collections and by supplies (every collection)
Here you can see how I store the ribbons and the buttons in the jar behind.
Thanks Gabrielle and Luzma!