Thursday, April 18
William Tell Inspired Felt Feather & Chevrons Arrow Headband How-To
Chevrons, sparkle, arrows, felt, the color teal - what is not to love about this headband? Not to toot my own horn, but I'm pretty smitten on this doozie of an accessory. This is not the first time I have ventured into the world of feathered hair gear, you might recall a post I did for Craft Zine. Those feathers were made from digital scrapbooking elements. These feathers are made using a paper crafting mask for a spray as a stencil.
Tulip Soft Fabric Paint
Mr. Huey Mask by Studio Calico in Chevron
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Dear Lizzy Ribbon by American Crafts
Tulip Fashion Glitter Shimmer Transfer Sheets
The first thing I did was stencil the chevron image onto my felt. I was inspired by a post on American Felt and Craft. Use a dry(ish) brush. A friend on Instagram commented that the pattern would work well for making felt feathers and the idea for a William Tell inspired headband was born.
After my paint was dry I cut out 'feathers'. I went back with sharp small scissors and added details.
So many pretty ribbons to choose from, so little time. I went with more chevrons, because really can you ever have too many? I also cut out an arrowhead from my Shimmer Transfer Sheets.
Using Aleene's Tacky Glue I attached a strip of ribbon to my headband.
I decided to add a piece of felt as backing for my arrowhead. I attached both pieces using Aleene's Tacky Glue.
On the opposite side of the headband, again using Tacky Glue, I attached a cluster of felt feathers. I was thinking of William Tell. Ya know, the guy who shot an apple off someone's head with a bow and arrow.
I decided the feathers needed a little strip of silver sparkle.
You can wear your new arrow as a headband.
You can also go for the across your forehead look. Perhaps a good look for people a little younger than myself.
So whatcha think? I love using things like scrapbooking tools in new fun wearable ways.