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Topic: Hi! Could you help me with some headband (and tiny flowers!) making? TIA!  (Read 908 times)
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Calypsa
« on: February 09, 2013 09:42:40 AM »

So, I wanted to make this... It's Keira Knightley in some premiere wearing a gorgeous read headband!
http://lachanelphile.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/kkfriends2.jpg

So, I bought these flowers (and a black regular plastic headband):



The thing is, how do I attach the flowers to the headband so the twig part isn't too bulky? I saw some tutorial where instead of a headband, a wire was used. (the flowers were woven into the wire).

Do you think I could get away with just hot-glueing and then spray-painting? Or should I weave? If so, how do you ladies do??

Thanks in advance and sorry for such a lot of questions!!

 Wink
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steiconi
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013 10:00:01 AM »

I would start with a headband that matches either your hair or the flowers.

Take the flowers apart so you have just tiny flowers on a thin stem at least an inch or two long.  Pull them apart, don't just cut off flowers.

Start at one end of the headband and place a flower facing the center of the headband.  Wrap fine wire (the kind that comes on spools, available in floral supply and bead sections of craft stores)  around headband and flower several times to secure.  Place another flower and wrap just a couple times.  Continue to the center of the headband, wrapping some flowers close to the band, and letting others stick out more on their stems.  Secure the wire at center.

Repeat from the other end of the headband.

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Calypsa
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013 11:45:37 AM »

Thanks! I will try with the wire!  Kiss
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steiconi
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013 10:24:05 AM »

Shoot!  I just realized I gave you the wrong place to start!  Start at the CENTER of the headband, not one end.  That way, you're layering one flower on top of another, hiding the first stem and wire.  So sorry!  I really hope you didn't already spend a lot of time on this!
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Calypsa
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013 09:08:44 AM »

Well, I began from one side and so far I haven't had any problems! I will make a picture when it's done!!

Thanks anyway!!
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