Tuesday, March 9

ILoveToCreate Teen: Graffiti Fabric Flower Headband

ILoveToCreate Teen Crafts
Graffiti Fabric Flower Headband
Margot Potter
"Mom crafted, kid approved."

It's National Craft Month and in Studio Madge it's starting to feel like National Craft FAIL month!  I started this project out with a graffiti fabric sling in mind for Avalon, who broke her wrist recently.  There's this old saying I seem to have trouble remembering about measuring twice...

...so the fabric I made was too small for a sling...but I love the fabric so I decided to keep it for future projects.  Today I cut off four strips and made some fabric flowers using the ribbon flower technique I shared recently.  I love the tough and tender look I ended up with here and this will be even cooler as the flowers start to fray!  Fabric flowers are EVERYWHERE this season and they are really easy to make.  So again, I remind you not to be afraid to make 'mistakes.'  Sometimes that's where our best projects come from!

Try adding these flowers to a pair of flip flips or attach them to a strip of felt and adding ribbon ties for a funky bib style necklace or sew them on the neck of a t-shirt or on the front of a hoodie...have fun with these!  You can make a bunch of these fabric swatches and keep them around for crafty inspiration.  The Tulip Fashion Graffiti line makes it fast and fun!

Tulip Fashion Graffiti Paint Cannon 
Tulip Fashion Graffiti Cannon Fabric Paints in lime green and hot pink
Tulip Big Phat Fabric Markers in yellow, black and hot pink
Tulip Fabric Spray Paint in fuchsia, lime green, deep green, hot pink and orange
Tulip Fashion Graffiti Stencils Love, Peace, Peace Sign, Fancy
Large white cotton sheet (pre-washed)
Liquid Fusion Glue

Sewing Needle

1.  Fold a large white cotton sheet in half and put on a flat surface.  If it's warm, a front porch or driveway would work well.

2.  Place stencils on sheet and spray with paint canon and fabric spray colors.  Spray colors around sheet in layers.

3.  Remove stencils and repeat as desired.

4.  Use markers to accent stenciled words and images.  Draw your own shapes with the markers.

5.  Keep adding layers of color until you reach your desired result.  Let paints dry.

6.  Cut the sheet into 8" strips, they should be smaller on one end and graduate so they'll be a triangular shape when cut.

7.  Use a needle and thread to sew fabric strips into flowers.  Here is a ribbon flower tutorial with pictures.

8.  Attach flowers to headband.  First tack them down with thread and then secure them with Liquid Fusion glue.  Allow glue to dry completely before wearing.

1 comment:

Amazing Flower said...

it looks messy at first, but then it comes out as a lovely finishing touch.

Love from Singapore Florist :)

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