Stylin'

Welcome to those of you who hopped over from the Imaginisce blog for our fashion accessories "mini hop" today. I've included all the details of the hop (including the giveaway!) at the end of this post, so keep on reading.

Honestly, it's a good thing I have girls. I need ruffles and frills in my life, and I'm clinging to these days when they still like (and wear!) the things I make for them. I know it's just a matter of time before my creations aren't cool enough.

Both my girls recently informed me that they're growing their hair "long." Thank goodness for headbands because this "grow out" phase is not-so-cute at the moment.

Using my i-Top twist daddies and headbands (along with some fabric scraps and flowers), I came up with this:


It's a fun and easy way to use fabric scraps and create a one-of-a-kind hair accessory. Here's how to create your own.

Start by cutting a fabric scrap to about 2" wide and about 22" long.


With a needle and thread, stitch loosely along the bottom edge of the fabric. My stitches are about 1/2" each, but you can make them shorter or longer, depending on how you want your ruffle flower to look.


When you reach the end, pull the thread tight to gather the fabric into a ruffle and sew together at the middle to create the round flower shape.


Next choose some flowers to layer on top. I used two brown tulle flowers and two ivory sheer flowers from the Fashion Fabric Flowers Neutrals.


Stack everything together. I added a tiny dab of glue between each layer because I know how rough my daughters are with headbands, but it's not necessary.

Cut a 2" circle from the remaining fabric scrap (or you could use a coordinating fabric if you like) and use your i-Top to cover a medium i-Top twist daddy.


Choose one of the i-Top headbands to match your fabric and use your i-Top twist daddy to fasten your layered flower to the headband.


And there you have it!


Another look at my "model" to prove that she CAN smile. (But I did have to pay her. Diva.)


I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial. Don't forget to leave a comment here AND on the Imaginisce blog and the other two participating designers' blogs leaving a comment on each along the way.

All of your comments make you eligible to win your very own
i-top and fashion accessory bundle!

Today's mini hop includes:
Imaginisce blog
Robyn Schaub <<<----you are here
Marielle Leblanc <<<----go here next
Erin Bassett


Have fun! And be inspired!

73 comments:

Shemaine Smith said...

Ohhhh so cute!!

st_mccall said...

Love the ideas! thanks for the inspiration, I have wanted this tool for so long! Winning would be a ohhhh so happy birthday to me! Thanks for the chances. I am off to hop along.

Anita Braddock said...

this is so very cute great Idea. love the tools for it. would love to win. thanks for the chance to win, great job.
Anita abbraddock@msn.com

Elizabeth said...

This is just darling!Thanks for the opportunity to win!http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Scrapper69 said...

Ok... I don't have any girls - blessed with all boys! But I LOVE this! How adorable that looks and how easy it was to make! I'm thinkin of things for my nieces now instead of my own kids... LOVE it! And thank your cute little model for sharing it with us too! :o)
Theresa
www.miislucky.blogspot.com

Melody said...

What a cute idea! I love the fabric you chose! And I would be ecstatic to win.

Mrunmayee said...

Cute idea!! I am here from Imaginisce

Chelle said...

That is so cute and your daughter is adorable.

BeePenty said...

What a beautiful way to use scrap fabric! I will be making some of these as gifts.
So inspired. I "hopped" here from the Imaginisce blog

Nicole said...

This is super cute and so is your little girl! Thank you!

ally said...

Oh wow that is sooo darlin! I could see making these for my little cousin Molly. She is such a girly girl! Great instructions too. :)


http://www.allyrosedesigns.blogspot.com


Ally

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

very cute flower.

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Awesome! Will have to give that a go! LOVE the layering and the colours you used.

Jamie said...

Very cute headband.

Lucy said...

Imaginisce sent me. You make this look so easy! Thanks for sharing :)

Dot said...

I only have neices to spoil with frillies and such! Well, really only one who isn't getting too big these days. Beautiful headband!!

Kelly Massman said...

So very sweet!!! :-)

Ladybug68 said...

Very cute!!!

Amanda said...

SO SO cute!! Love!!

Shannen said...

Oh, soooooooo cute!! What a great little filler to throw in a birthday gift - in the birthday girl's favourite colours of course! TFS - I love it!

scalder said...

Now that is ONE COOL headband! I teach reading recovery and have bought several packets of headbands at the dollar store to keep the hair out of little ones eyes. I'm sure they'd love the extra embellie:) Thanks for the chance to make the headbands 'sparkle':)

April said...

How adorable!!! LOVE the color. ;)
- April W

CheckerBeads said...

super cute! Love the fabric added to the already done flowers.

anne

Lesabe said...

Such a cute idea! I want some new headbands now! LOL

KellyG said...

So cute! Love what you made!

Annette said...

SO adorable...I love this idea..I think I might try for my niece. Thanks for sharing

Moondust47 said...

Very cute! I would have never thunk it. I have a boy so does that mean I'd have to wear the accesories myself? ;o) Thanks for sharing!

Manhattan Mandie said...

What a fun and beautiful idea! Your little model is adorable too! Love those curls!!!!

Ann said...

beautiful bow and model! Thank you for the chance to win.

littlen said...

i don't have any girls, but i do have some cute little neighbor girls sooooooo i guess i can still make some of these. tfs.

Brett said...

So cute!

silvia-haynes said...

Fabulous headband!! Thanks for the flower tutorial!
Have a Great Day!!
Silvia
sillyscrap@aol dot com

Mrs Ham said...

This is a cute project. This make wish I had a little girl.

Scrapycandy said...

Excellent tutorial. I think I'll make one for each of my female friends. So fun! Thank you.

Barbara said...

Thank you for the great tutorial and adorable project! Blogger isn't always working for me, so here's my info:
Barbara
sweetsandals at gmail dot com

Maria said...

very pretty

chuy said...

this is so pretty - I make all types of headbands - and I would love this tool kit to make more - thanks for the tutorial

loving3boys1girl said...

Sooooo cute!! I have a 3 year old who would LOVE that and many, many more!!

~Tracy
blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

Marla H. said...

Oh so cute! I want an I-top tool!

McVic said...

Really cute!~wish they had the twists and headbands at my craft store!
kacee
mcvicwif@Yahoo.com

alwayscharlie said...

This is really cute! What do you think the chances are that I can get my boys to wear them? Maybe I'll just have to grow my hair.

smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

MiamiKel said...

This is absolutely dreamy!! Your lil one's hair is just darling - those curls, oh so sweet! Beautifully crafted, looks like fun to make with your awesome tutorial - TFS!

Michelle McClure said...

Thanks so much for the clear tutorial. I was wondering about the Twist Daddies, now I know what they are specifically. Cute headband and model!

{VICKI} said...

love this
tfs

MarĂ­a Castillo said...

LOve this tutorial!! I will try to do something like this for my DD!! Thanks for the cute idea!!

kurlygirl said...

Wow, this is absolutely adorable! I had no idea the twist daddies and hair accessories existed!

mitchmac said...

Adorable and I know what you mean - I have to bribe my daughter these days to just let me photograph her - let alone smile!

sweetlilscrapper said...

gorgeous!!

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

Erica Hettwer said...

This is so cute! My little one has such wild (though pretty hair) and headbands are the easiest option for us.

Cynthia B. said...

So cute! How I wish my daughter would still wear things in her hair! TFS your project - the headbands turned out adorably. :)

Mumsie said...

What a great idea! Wish I had daughters that would wear them.

DebC said...

came from the Imaginisce blog. Love this little hair bow. I really like the way the I-top projects look. I would love to win one!
Deb C
dsc105@live.com

Vanessa said...

How cute! I have to make these for my daughter. Just lovely!

Thanks for sharing,
Vanessa

vanlun98@gmail.com

Irene said...

Gonna try this for my princess :) inspiring!

Queen Mary said...

Darling flower and headband!
MaryVTapia@live.com

Tami said...

This is so cute. I'm going to try to make a couple for my girls.

Lealea's chirpy layouts said...

Fabulous!! Now my daughter and myself can have hair accessories to match any outfit - lol! Also, little Miss 8 year can have fun making them with me.

Thank you for sharing, love the idea.

Vanessa said...

I love your fabric flowers!!
thanks for the chance to win =D

AScrappersDelight said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Can't wait to try it out!

Kray said...

Oh, this is the time I wish I had a daughter...fortunately for me, I have nieces and also my friends have daughters who I can make these for. They are so stinkin' cute!

Aimee K said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I am always on the look out for cute adorable hair pieces for my DD!! TFS!!

Sue D said...

This is so cute--great tutorial! I raised boys but I do have 2 granddaughters.

Scrappin' Mama said...

Very cute headband - great idea too, making something non-scrapbook related with your I-top!

Kim. said...

Really really cute, I think your girls are the lucky ones to have a talented crafter like you.
Kim xXx

Got2BCrafting said...

This is certainly one of the benefits of girls.... I love all the frills and glitz and glam of it all!! I have been wanting to make headbands for my DD's for a long time, but have been a bit intimidated. You made this look sooo easy that I think I am going to give it a try!!! Thank you for sharing such a great project!! (your little one is adorable!!)
Lori

*Star said...

That is so super cute!! Tfs and have a great day. :)

Shelley said...

So nice, now to just wait to see if any of my sons grace me with a granddaughter one of these fine days,

Nicole said...

So cute!!! I love the fabric pattern you chose. And i have to say... your daughter's hair is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing!

st_mccall said...

Super adorable ideas! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Irit Shalom said...

Just love it- so easy and so fancy!! Thnaks for sharing

Jodi Releford said...

What a darling idea Robyn! You make it look so easy.

Marfa said...

Your ruffled flower is lovely. I would wear it and I'm...well, I'm not a teen or preteen anymore ;-)

Karen said...

I love the headband. You are such a creative and crafty girl! I would love to make these with my daughter.

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