I am really feeling the flower power this week. There’s just something about this weather, that makes me want to have flowers around all the time. All those pretty colors & lushness. Just can not get over it. With flora on my mind, I started this week with some handmade headgear for my young cousins. Though I wouldn’t mind wearing them myself occasionally, if I’m honest!
The designs are fairly simple leaving a lot of room for personalisation. You can pick your favorite flowers, change the colors, decorate with stones and pearls etc. The possibilities are endless. For the sake of space (I feel like I could ramble about designs for hours), we are going to talk about two color schemes for these floral headbands. Let me know, which one you like!
Time: 1 hour
- Plain thin hairbands
- Thick white paper
- Colorful paper
- Color pencils
- Black marker
We made a stencils for the flowers, which can be downloaded and printed. Here’s the link.
Making floral headbands is extremely easy. Here we go:
- We begin with drawing out the pattern or using an outline of the floral design. We wanted to make something simple and eye catching. So, we decided with medium sized flowers and limited the number of flowers to 3, at most. You can also work with a slightly bigger design, so that the flowers really stand out.
- Next, we drew a bold black outline to the pattern and added minimal details to the pattern. An option is to add a lot of black and make a monochrome design, instead of a color one. It looks pretty great. Check out the rose design we did below!
- Once the outline is in place, we did simple shading using two shades of the same color. Starting with the dark pink, we colored the edges of the petals in the same direction.
- After completing the darker tone, we added a milder color in the remaining portion of the petals and in the leaves of the flowers.
5. The back of the flowers is probably looking very ugly right now. So, to cover it with colored paper. This has the added advantage of making the cutout sturdier.
6. Then, we drew a thin line evenly around the design and cut the flowers out. Creating a white margin between the flower and the edge. We purposely left the white outline, as it adds body to the design.
7. To complete the DIY, we used glue to paste the cutout on the hairband. We placed it at a slight angle and folded the paper, so that it looks curved, when it’s worn.
Things to keep in mind:
- Color within the lines.
- You can use regular tape on the underside to paste the cutout to the band.
- It’s advisable to keep the band a plain color. This will make the flowers stand out more.
And there you have it. Simple floral headbands. Which do you like best? Let us know!