Yup! A Fun Sparkly Fabric Flower Headband!!! That's WHAT!!!
I ventured down the street from my office to the little thrift store at the corner where the sweet old ladies work the counter and chat. I had a whopping $1.50 in my pocket (all in change, of course. HA!) and I was bound and determined too get the most for that $1.50! I walked out with THREE pairs of pants! Yup! THREE! Not a single one in my size. I wasn't shopping for clothes for me this time around, nope! I was looking for FABRIC!!! I picked up a pair of sparkly black fabric pants with an elastic waist. Cute? No. Not even a little. And they were HUGE. BUT, they are made of a very fun accessory fabric! I also got a pair of Gap Cords in brown. These are not huge. Actually, they are super cute and I totally wish they WERE my size, 'cause, dude, I'd totally wear 'em. BUT, alas, they are tiny. So...they will be something cute in the future! I've got some ideas! And finally, I found a lovely pair of pale yellow pants in a crinkly crepe fabric. Yup. Hideous. For reals, folks. BUT...again....GREAT fabric for other fun stuff!
So, this was my first project with my thrifted fabrics!
I simply used the twist and coil technique to create the three individual flowers. I used Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive instead of my glue gun this time. It's a bit easier to work with and super strong! I love that stuff! Seriously. If you've never used it go buy some. You need it. You just didn't know that yet. HA!
I then stitched each one onto a medium width elastic headband. You can get these in packs of six for around $3.00, making them around 50 cents each. Just make sure to stitch them so that they slightly overlap because when the headband stretches there will be gaps between them if you don't overlap them when it is lax.
And CUTENESS HAPPENS!!!! I love it! I was thinking about adding centers and I still may, I just don't know what. I wanted large clear jem stone thingies, gut I don't want it to look tacky. I thought about buttons, but that's just not calling my name. I'll think about it some more. Or I'll just leave it as-is. We shall see, my dear friends, we shall see!
So! For a grand total of $100 for fabric and the elastic headband (actually I have TONS AND TONS AND TONS of fabric left, so really even less than that) you have a super cute accessory worthy of Anthro, the Loft, Urban Outfitters, or any other super fab house of goodness!