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Saturday, July 21, 2012

DIY Floral Headband

As Megan's early birthday gift, I made her a floral headband yesterday. She wanted one with spikes, but since I could not obtain them in the time given, I left them out. Here's how it turned out:


  • Plain / unribboned headband
  • Ribbon or whatever material you wish to wrap around the headband. In here, I used a cream crocheted fabric
  • Small artificial flowers -- just buy a bouquet of them and then pluck them off.
  • Glue gun
  • Thin ribbon to use as a tying thing (facultative <-- new vocab word meaning optional)
  • Scissors
The process was pretty straightforward:
  1. Glue on one end of the ribbon/ fabric you want your headband to be wrapped in.
  2. Glue on the flowers. You can have them more sparse (like mine) or more bountiful.
  3. Glue on the thin ribbon to the inside of the headband. Make sure to leave enough at the ends to be able to comfortably tie around your head.
My eyebrows in the picture on the right look almost
as sparse as the number on flowers on the headband..

Going to Peru in 2 days; probably won't be blogging much here. See ya'll later!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

DIY Bow Back Shirt

Making your own bow back shirt is indubitably simple and takes only a few minutes. 

You will need:
  • A shirt
  • scissors
  • small pieces of lace or whatever you want to create your bow with
  • needle & thread. (you can opt for super glue instead!)

And there you go!

Yay for the continuation of my bow infatuation. (:

Sunday, July 1, 2012

DIY Leather Hair Bow

The leather bow featured in this blog post is now for sale on! am trying to raise money to go to Peru later this month. I will be volunteering and teaching English at a local school in Huancayo for children who do not have the financial assets to attend school. I would really like to be able to pay my host family well and buy gifts for the children and donate. All profits will go directly to helping them. Thanks! 

*Note that there are several ways to making a leather hair bow, but this is the way I went about doing it and it worked well for me! ^__^ Enjoy!

Materials needed: 
  • Strip of leather, size depends on how big you want your bow. I used a piece about 13" long and 3" wide.
  • Super glue* (this is not necessary, but I find that it holds the best. you can opt for some string instead.)
  • a barrette (mine is 3")
  • Needle & thread* (may be arbitrary)

10" by 3" piece of black leather. LOL my PSAT book in the background... 

Super glue

3" barrette
Step 1:

Cut the leather into desired shape & glue into a loop.

Step 2: Pinch from the middle into desired bow shape:

Step 3: Add a dot of super glue to the middle point and pinch into place:

Step 4: Take a small 1/2" wide piece of leather to wrap around the center & glue it down:

Step 5: glue the back onto the barrette:

Press firmly

Step 6: for extra security, use needle and thread to sew the barrette onto the bow using the side holes.

Wha-la! 'tis done!

I had also dip-dyed/bleached/ ombre-d my hair today, so if you wanna see that video, here it is: