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? ~_^