has Lela Been? It's summer, time to play ball. Or shall I say, time to watch my little granddaughter play T-Ball for the first time. This photo makes me smile because her baseball cap is too big and her shirt is down to her knees.
Tori is the little one standing next to the coach.
Summer is filled with so many activities indoors and out. When the weather gets too hot you will find me indoors
creating all sorts of things. This summer my daughter and I are making hair accessories for my little Sugar Dolly and her friends. My daughter thought the bows would make great birthday gifts for Tori's friends. It was a delightful to spend time crafting
with my daughter and granddaughter. Here are some examples of headbands and flower bows we made.
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My daughter bought head bands from the dollar store to make these beautiful flower head bands. She removed the
green plastic from the back of the flower. She took the flowers apart. Then, my daughter used fabric glitter paint and a cheap dollar store brush to paint the flowers. We prefer the crystal sparkles because it goes with any color of flower. My daughter used
thread and a needle to run a few stitches through the flower to hold it in place. Then, she glued the flower together just enough to hold the flower together. She suggests stitching the flower to the headband and then using a glue gun. To secure the flower
use a 1 and 1/2 inch long x 3/4 inch wide rectangular piece of matching color felt to the back. To make the flower more secure run a few stitches through the felt and the flower. To add rhinestones, make sure you use a glue like Aleene's Jewel-It Embellishing
Glue. Follow the directions on the bottle.
Of course, I had to include my granddaughter's flower creation. She glued the stem, a rose bud and painted it.
She added ribbon and was quite pleased with her creation. This Tori Creation makes me laugh because she said flowers always have green stuff on it. After all that hard work she decided she was done.
Supplies you will need:
3/8 inch gross grain and satin
hair clips and hair barrettes
We also bought hair clips and hair
barrettes for future hair bows.
We didn't use the hair clips and
hair barrettes pictured here in the bows we made.
We found a lot of the supplies
at the dollar store and Hobby Lobby.
silk flowers various sizes and colors
felt various colors
glue gun and glue sticks
needle and thread
waxed paper (to paint the flowers)
Jewel-It Embellishing glue -works well when using rhinestones and fabric
Glitter fabric paint various colors
Hair clips around $6.00 for 100
We found these at Sally's
Cut a 2 inch piece of 3/8" ribbon.
Glue to the top of the clip and glue to the back of the clip.
We prepped a lot of the clips, strips of felt, and glitter painted the flowers before we started making the hair
bows. Take the flowers apart to make painting the glitter paint easier.
Cut felt into strips that are 3/4 inch wide. Then cut into 3/4 inch sections. You will have 8 sections per strip.
Round the edges on the 1 and 1/2 inch strip. Glue to the top of the hair clip. Then glue the flower to the felt.
Glue felt to the flower.
To make the hair bow more secure, you may run a few stitches through the felt to the flower.
Now, I have all these leaves left over. Any suggestions?
What's all that stuff in the background? My granddaughter had no problem figuring out what to do with the leaves.
Tori's fireman's helmet, a penguin puppet, large picture cards and her imagination
added up to a couple of hours of creative play.