I was recently involved in The Scribble Challenge with a group of other creative bloggers. We were sent a VERY RANDOM box of crafting supplies and were challenged to use them all to make something fun and creative.
When I first opened the box, I was stumped. I don’t normally craft with feathers or glitter, so I knew this was really going to take some creative thinking on my part. I was also given some fabric squares, wool roving, chalkboard paint, and some glittery brads.
When I looked at this picture above I realized that the chalkboard paint I had also received was missing…sorry about that. Here is a picture of what it looks like…
I debated doing a few different things but ultimately decided upon the one that I felt most reflected my own style of crafting…and since I have three girls…it couldn’t have been more fitting. I made a flowered headband.
I took 5 different pieces of the fabric squares (I have only 4 pictured below as I decided to add one more at the last minute) and cut two into flower shapes. One larger flower and one the same shape but just a bit smaller. Then I cut the third piece into a circle that was smaller still. I took a white feather and cut it at the top and the bottom so that it was about the same size as the circle. Then finally I cut a very small flower for the top of the barrette.
I layered the flowers, and the circles, on top of one another in the order shown in the above picture. (The extra largest flower I added to the bottom of the flower). I used the glittered brad to hold them all together by sticking the pointed end through all the layers. I used the glue gun and added some small drops of glue in the fabric of the flower to pucker it up and give it a 3-dimensional look.
Then I made a little ball out of the wool roving. To do that I simply gathered up a good amount of the wool and scrunched it up into a ball. Then I added a little bit of soap to my hands and rubbed the wool into a ball in between the palms of my hands. While standing at my sink I let the hot water run. Then I kept running the hot water over the wool while continuing to roll it between my hands.
When the wool is in the shape that you want it to be, turn the water to cold and rinse it a few times to tighten up the wool so that it will keep its shape.
Then I glued the felted ball onto the brad to make the center of the flower.
Glue a barrette or clip onto the back of your flower so that you can attach it to a headband (that I blinged up a bit with the glue and glitter) like I did below…
Or wear the flower without the headband!
And…to use the chalkboard paint, I thought you could make some of these same flowers and then clip them to a little chalkboard sign (which I made out of the box the supplies came in). Then you can have some fun little table place settings for your spring parties, birthdays or Easter Dinner! Then your guest can take home their new hair barrette as a party favor!
Ultimately, I was happy to have been able to create something that my daughter’s actually were fighting over. I think I will have to make some various versions of these for the other two girls. What do you think? What would you have made if you were given these supplies? I would love to know!
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