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Topic: Frida Khalo Inspired Felt Flower Headpiece  (Read 2715 times)
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« on: August 10, 2013 02:26:15 AM »

When I was thinking about the Craftster Anniversary challenge, I remembered one of my favourite quotes from Frida Kahlo:

I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.

I think that this feeling that Frida is talking about kinda sums up why I enjoy posting projects on Craftster! We can share our strangeness and know that there *are* people out there like us! ~_^ So, inspired by Frida, I made this colourful flower headpiece using felt, hot glue, and an old headband. I think it turned out well! ^_^

I spent about three hours making the headband, but most of that was taken up by making dozens of felt flowers! I didn't even use up all of them for this, I may have to make a matching brooch or something later on ^_^

I made at least three of each type of flower for each colour that I used, and I tried to ensure that I had a good variety of sizes. Having the tiny little flowers was especially useful because they fill up the gaps between the larger flowers perfectly.

The headband that I used for the base was an old, plain black one. In the photo below, you can see that I added a long rectangle of black felt to the headband so that the surface area available for glueing flowers to was much larger. I chose black so that it would blend in with my hair, but you could really use any colour that you wanted.

Anyway, I hope you like it! I had a lot of fun making it, and I only used stash items - huzzah! ^_^ I think that deserves a trip to the craft store, don't you? ~_^


« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2013 04:21:23 AM »

This is fabulous, I love it. It looks like you've done a really good job, and I love the Frida quote and inspiration!
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2013 06:29:40 AM »

I love that quote too and I think the headband really captures the spirit of Frida's sort of headgear  Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2013 07:37:17 PM »

Absolutely beautiful! Good luck in the challenge  Smiley

« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2013 11:01:21 PM »

Beautiful quote and headband. I love it and I wish I were brave enough to wear one.
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2013 02:41:38 AM »

OH, brilliant- I knew what it resembled the minute I saw the miniature pic- and it looks like a whole lot of fun to wear!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2013 08:57:33 AM »

The quote is wonderful and the headband is beautiful!!

« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2013 05:36:11 AM »

Thank you all!! ^__^

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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2013 10:22:02 PM »

Love!!! Also adore how you took the photo with the monkey!  Wink

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pretty!  and yes, any excuse to hit the craft store  Wink

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