Hi everyone, I’m Alex from AlexHaralson.com. I’m really excited to be guest posting here on Anita’s blog!
Anita wanted me to share a Christmas craft with you and since she just had a baby girl, I figured what better than an adorable headband for that baby girl or yours!
So what you’ll need is some Christmas fabric- I happen to have tons from perpetually putting off making our stockings- colored elastic, and tulle. not pictured: hot glue gun and glue and a small piece of felt.
I use these nifty cookie cutters to trace and cut out flowers.
You can free hand them, print out a stencil, or just do circles. All will work great. You’ll need three different sizes of your chosen shape, either flowers or circles, and four pieces of each size.
To assemble the flower you’ll first fold each piece in half and secure with a little dot of glue inside.
Take one petal and lay it with the crease away from you and lay a second on top, rotated 90 degrees. Add a third with on top. fold back half of the first petal and lay the last petal down, put the folded part back so half of the 4th petal is underneath.
Do the same thing with the rest of the layers, securing with glue as you go. I did green tulle next, then another Christmas print fabric, red tulle, and a final layer of the first fabric. I added a little gem for some sparkle too!
Last but not least, find your favorite gal and make her look super cute for Christmas (making sure the glue is cool and dried of course).
Merry Christmas and thanks so much to Anita for having me!
You can check out some of my other Christmas crafts over on my blog…
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