Hi everyone! We have a special post for you today! Design team member Ginger Williams has a tutorial on using our Trendy Tape and Candy Shoppe embellishments to make hair accessories. They make super cute hair bows or even flowers for paper crafting projects!
Hi everyone! Ginger here with a quick and easy way to make super cute hair accessories out of Washi tape. I came up with the idea out of a dilemma. Each month I take photos of my daughter to document just how fast she changes and grows, and each month I try to have a hair accessory to match the monthly belly stickers I use. For this month I just didn't have a hair accessory that was the right color so I settled on trying to figure out a way to make my own. I've often thought about using my paper crafting supplies to make some, but my ribbon collection didn't have the proper colors, and paper just doesn't really hold up well for this sort of thing.
Enter my Washi tape collection.
I am addicted to Washi tape and just love to collect all the colors and patterns that I can! I found three colors of Washi tape that matched my daughter's belly sticker perfectly and decided to see if I could use the tape the way I've used ribbon in the past.
The first thing I did was cut two pieces of tape to be about 15" long and stuck them together (sticky sides touching). After that I used my sewing machine to sew a running stitch along the bottom edge of my tape. (You could also do this by hand if you wanted).
Next, I carefully pulled the top thread and bunched my tape together to create "ruffles."
I continued gathering my tape along its entire length until I had a spiral shaped pieced of gathered tape.
I carefully glued this to a small circle of white felt with my hot glue gun, shaping my flower as I went. I also added a small dot of hot glue to the center of my flower so I could place some Queen and Company Deco Dots in the center. The Deco Dots are self adhesive, but in order to be sure they could hold up to the antics of a toddler and stay in place, I gently pushed them into the hot glue.
I repeated the above steps to make 3 flowers of different colors...I'm still not sure which I'll have her wear for the photo shoot...I love them all!
Afterwards, I glued on a hair clip or elastic band (for my daughter 14" of fairly stretchy elastic was the perfect length for her head size) and had her try it on for size.
This flower and my green flower use some of our new Frosties in their centers. They have a beautiful "frosted glass" appearance which is even prettier in real life!
I think my flowers turned out perfect and I can't wait to "officially" use them in a few weeks when she is 20 months!