Please give a warm welcome to Heather!!!!!
Hey folks! I'm Heather!
So excited to be here today! I make my home over at diy kinda girl,
where I chronicle all my projects (which I have lined up one after the other, enough to last 'til the day I die, it seems). I love the process of designing, planning and all around figuring out how to do something myself. As a result, I have far too many hobbies, from papercrafting to crochet to jewelry making to sewing to making accessories to home decor to digiscrapping to home improvement.....
I'm also an avid reader, and do weekly (most of the time) book reviews on what I'm reading at the moment.
I thought long and hard about what I wanted to share with you today, what would say Summer to me and to you...and it was a gradual chain of events that got me to this.
First, I promised my sister-in-law I'd make a couple headbands for her birthday present.
Second, my husband works with the youth in our church, and he came home from youth conference with a hot pink bandana. (He was the leader of the hot pink group. Isn't he lucky.)
Third, I was admiring the spunky look of pinwheels.
And then it all clicked.
So today, I have for you my new Bandana Pinwheel Headband.
A contrasting solid fabric (I used a black broadcloth I had on hand)
A rigid headband (mine was metal)
Heat N' Bond Iron On Adhesive
A hot glue gun
Okay, first you'll want to cut a 2.5 inch by 7 inch rectangle out of the contrasting fabric and a slightly smaller rectangle out of the Heat N' Bond.
Iron over the Heat N' Bond, paying particular attention to the edges. The instructions say about 2 seconds per spot, but I found that wasn't enough. I spent probably 30 to 60 seconds running the iron all around the rectangle (just make sure you keep the iron moving).
Repeat these steps for the smallest square (1 inch).
Take the two 1.5 inch squares, and instead of having the contrasting fabric facing up, have the bandana fabric facing up, and repeat the above steps to form the pinwheels.
Next, we're going to wrap the headband. Cut a couple half inch wide strips of fabric from the bandana. Put a little bit of glue on the end of the headband, and stick the end of one of the strips to it.
And you're done! You have a darling spunky summer accessory!
Thanks, Emily, for having me today! If any of you want to come visit me over at diy kinda girl, I'd be happy to see you!
Peace be with you,