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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Anthropologie Flower Headband Tutorial



I decided that I wanted to try and copy this Anthropolgy headband, which sells for a whopping $218!! Why can't my name be Anthropology? ha ha


So here is my attempt and how you can do it as well!!!

Here is what you will need:
  • Organza & Tulle (this is what I chose to use but you can use any material you wish. The original they used silk)
  • Needle & Thread
  • Scissors
  • Elastic headband
  • Felt
  • Hot glue gun

  • To start fold your fabric several times over. You want it to be full so the more layers the better. Just remember it starts getting hard to cut!  
  • Use four layers of the tulle for each square.
  • Measure about 6". The original is 8" in diameter but that was a little TOO large for me!
  • Draw a circle and then a flower pattern inside of it.
  • Take several layers and put them together for a slightly smaller square to cut out
  • Pin the layers together so they won't slide when you are cutting them.
  • Cut them out. (NOTE: Cut the pieces as close to one another as you can, I know my outline shows them further apart but I kinda ignored them while cutting)
  • NOTE:after I cut them all out I also cut each petal down the center so it would look more like the original.
  • After both squares are cut, remove the pin
  • Layer the pieces alternately (if you used tulle, layer the pieces sporadically between the others)
  • Sew 3 or 4 stitches through the flower
  • Pinch the bottom together and sew three stiches so it is held together like the bottom of a real flower
  • Pinch the other way (perpendicular to the first) and add three more stitches.

  • Cut out a small piece of felt
  • Grab your elastic headband, or elastic
  • Hot glue the piece of felt over the headband to the flower
  • THE END! :)





Here is the thing...should I be lucky enough to make it into the finals I will need your help by voting for me! If that should happen I think I might turn this into my first ever giveaway!!

What do you think?
Give me some feedback friends!!





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54 Thank you for your thoughts:

Ashley Tremaine said...

SUPER CUTE!! I love it and will definitely vote for you!! Love the pictures!! :)

Undeserving Grace said...

I feel like i'm stalking you :) I would vote 4 you for sure. You're so creative! You have lots more patience then me!

kiki comin said...

love it! LOVE how full it is.:)

Rachel said...

I'm impressed! That's so cute! Count on me for a vote :)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

$218 for the original?? you have to be kidding, lol!! Your version is gorgeous! I'd love to try it as soon as I get some free time!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following you now so I can keep up with your great projects!

http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

Shalyn said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and I must say- I love it! This idea is so cute and looks adorable on you!

I will definitely be back:-)

Lauren said...

Fantastic job! This looks amazing :) Good luck in the Knock it Off Contest!

ALELY said...

fantabulous job! saved yourself $200 dollars!

here from FTLOB! your little family is beautiful! i'm your newest follower. happy to meet you!

Holly said...

So pretty! I have all of those things in my stash...adding it to my list.

Alison said...

Uber cute! Honey...you need to start your own chick and overpriced mail order catalog!

I would love for you to link this to my Fridays Unfolded linky at http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/02/fridays-unfolded-5.html

Blessings,

Alison
Stuff and Nonsense

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

That turned out really cute!

Visiting from Serenity Now!

Donene said...

This looks awesome! I love it!

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

I love it! I love that color pink!!!

Young and Crafty said...

WOW it looks just like the real deal! It turned out great!

Thanks for sharing in FFA!

Hannah

Manni said...

LOVE it!! You did an amazing job:)
I really like how creative you were in using both fabrics. Great Job:)
Manni

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I'd say yours is pretty darn close! I think I like your version better. Looks cute on you! :) Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party! :)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Very pretty and girly! Nice knock off!

AllieMakes! said...

VERY cool! I like it alot!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

It's a Crafty Life said...

I can not believe they charge that much?! Yours looks amazing, love it! Thanks for linking up!

Liz said...

Visiting from I heart naptime. I love your headband! It is super cute. I think I will have to try it myself... my sis loves Anthropology. You did an amazing job!!

http://sageandcocoa.blogspot.com

Megan said...

very cute.

a $200 HEADBAND??? for real??? That's crazy.

Megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

ASH said...

$218 for a HEADBAND?? Are you kidding?? Aw well something to be said for necessity being the mother of invention, truth is I like YOUR head band better than Anthro's...it's fuller.
Thanks for the inspiration!

VintageNSoul said...

Hello! I am your newest follower... so happy I found you and your fabulous post! You can bet $218 that I am making this!!!
Hugs and Besos,
~nic

Fancy Lads said...

Lovely!!!!

Emily - faliLV said...

This is adorable! I am SO going to have to try this!! I love flirty feminine accessories like this one!!

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

So pretty! I will DEFINITELY be making these. Thanks for the inspiration. Looks a lot cuter than the $218 version!

Quiltstory said...

Yours is so cute! I love it!! (and $218!?! Wow!) Thanks for the tute! Thanks for linking up to Fabric Tuesday!

Its So Very Cheri said...

If I could keep hair bows etc in my little girls hair I would make this--it is soooo cute.

cheri

Robin said...

Very cute and fun.

very merry vintage style said...

Very cute! Love fun accessories like this. Love the color, too! Thanks for linking up to my Share the Love party--hope to see you next week!
Mary

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

That is so ridiculous how much they are charging for that! Geez! I love your version :)

PS: Today is the last day to enter my first ever giveaway on my blog, and I'd love if you'd stop by and enter! Check it out: http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-first-giveaway-and-introducing-your.html

Anya Zhovmiruk said...

Ooooo love this tutorial! I NEVER buy anything from Anthro because it is so pricey, but I love their ideas! Thanks for figuring this one out-I'm totally going to make it ;)

Robyn Rasmussen said...

I love this idea! I even Pinned on Pinterest baby! So much in fact that I have decided to feature you as one of my top 5 blogs I follow on my Follow me Friday's post this week! Please come and check it out: http://hotmomshelpfultips.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-me-fridays-link-party.html

Emily @ NewlyWife said...

Very cute! I have a ton of elastic hairbands that could use a little wannabe Anthro flare. Thanks for sharing. :)

Jessi said...

Super cute! $200 for a headband? That's nuts. I think making it is a much better idea!

Heather @ we.are.the.holdens said...

I love this! I mean who doesn't love a great Anthro knock-off! Your rock'n that headband.:)

trish said...

Totally cute!!

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hieu said...

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