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Poppy Headband Tutorial

Posted by Renae Bradley on 30 January, 2017 1 comment

Poppy Headband TutorialSing, dance and hug like a sweet happy troll in our new DIY Poppy headband! 

Supplies for Trolls Party
Supplies to make 2 headbands:
12x18" sheet of Clover Felt
9x12" sheet in Peacock Felt 
A sharp Scissors
Optional: Freezer Paper & iron
Not shown: Sewing machine or embroidery thread

Pattern for Flower Headband

Step One: First make the base of the headband using a this tutorial. We used a sewing machine but we also offer a no-sew option too! 

Step Two: Print off your pattern. You can use basic copy paper and pin the paper to the felt and cut out around the pattern. We really like using freezer paper as it is printable and gives a smoother cut! To use print just like printer paper and lightly iron to felt (waxy side down). You can even reuse the pattern by ironing again! The Clover Felt we used for accent greenery and the Peacock felt for the flowers.
Crafts for Troll Party
Step Three: Cut out six flowers total. We layered two flower cut-outs together to give the headband a bit of dimension. 
Poppy Troll Felt Flowers
Step Four: 
Sandwich the green accent pieces between the flowers. Here you can decide to glue or sew the flowers together.  (Sewing tip: we like to mark the exact center with a disappearing pen -it helps us to sew more even lines!). Attach to the headband with glue and you're ready to be Princess Poppy!
Poppy Troll Costume diy

 

Felt Headband DIY

Posted by Renae Bradley on 23 January, 2017 0 comments

Felt Headband DIYYou know you're going to want one in every color -and you might as well! These felt covered headbands are simple to make a great base to embellish! You can assemble these using a sewing machine or by using glue -both methods are described below. 

Felt Headband Supplies
Grab your supplies:
-rotary cutter & mat or scissors
-glue or sewing machine (not pictured)
How to Cut Felt
Step one: 
You will need two strips of felt 1/2" by 16 1/2" long to make one headband (or go ahead and cut a bunch to make a rainbow!). You can vary the width of your headband by how wide you cut the strips. We find that the best way to cut long strips evenly is with a rotary cutter and ruler -but you can also mark your felt with a disappearing marker, a sharp scissors and a steady hand. 
Felt Headband Craft
Step two:
Here you can choose if you want to make this a no sew project or add the extra details of stitching! 
Sew a Headband
Sew method: 
You can hand stitch with embroidery floss but we used a sewing machine! Carefully line up the two strips of felt. Start at on end and stitch all around leaving the end open -making a sleeve for the metal headband to slip into. Place the headband in the open end and slide felt over the metal headband. Stitch felt closed (careful not to sew over the metal band!) and trim to size.
No Sew Felt Headband
No Sew: 
Glue one side of the strip of felt. We like using Tacky Glue. You only need a little bit to get a strong but flexible hold. If you use too much it will soak through the felt making your headband stiff. Carefully sandwich the headband between the two pieces of felt -pinching the length of the felt together to adhere. It's time to try it on! 
Felt Headband