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Title: Frida Khalo Inspired Felt Flower Headpiece
Post by: teaandcraft 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? ~_^



Title: Re: Frida Khalo Inspired Felt Flower Headpiece
Post by: thecharlimonster 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!


Title: Re: Frida Khalo Inspired Felt Flower Headpiece
Post by: sheepBlue 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  :D


Title: Re: Frida Khalo Inspired Felt Flower Headpiece
Post by: HSG on August 10, 2013 07:37:17 PM
Absolutely beautiful! Good luck in the challenge  :)


Title: Re: Frida Khalo Inspired Felt Flower Headpiece
Post by: yoopidou 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.


Title: Re: Frida Khalo Inspired Felt Flower Headpiece
Post by: BirdBones 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!  ;D


Title: Re: Frida Khalo Inspired Felt Flower Headpiece
Post by: jungrrl on August 12, 2013 08:57:33 AM
The quote is wonderful and the headband is beautiful!!


Title: Re: Frida Khalo Inspired Felt Flower Headpiece
Post by: teaandcraft on August 13, 2013 05:36:11 AM
Thank you all!! ^__^


Title: Re: Frida Khalo Inspired Felt Flower Headpiece
Post by: I Sew Cute on September 06, 2013 10:22:02 PM
Love!!! Also adore how you took the photo with the monkey!  ;)


Title: Re: Frida Khalo Inspired Felt Flower Headpiece
Post by: lotusbomb on October 03, 2013 12:19:33 AM
pretty!  and yes, any excuse to hit the craft store  ;)


Title: Re: Frida Khalo Inspired Felt Flower Headpiece
Post by: CDEeeek on October 04, 2013 05:21:09 AM
Wonderful! It would make a good piece for a Katrina(dia de los muertos) costume too. And it looks very nice on you.


Title: Re: Frida Khalo Inspired Felt Flower Headpiece
Post by: I Sew Cute on October 04, 2013 06:10:27 AM
Wonderful! It would make a good piece for a Katrina(dia de los muertos) costume too. And it looks very nice on you.
This is a great idea for Halloween too!


Title: Re: Frida Khalo Inspired Felt Flower Headpiece
Post by: thegrafficalmuse on October 16, 2013 10:09:12 AM
Looks so pretty on you! I love BIG things for my hair so I feel like Marie Antoinette, I always have a feather or a flower. This is beautiful!