Today I have the pleasure of introducing Alicia from Budget Beautiful DIY as my wonderful Blog Sitter!
Alicia is a wife, mother, and of course home crafter like the rest of us :). I first saw her work over at UCreate when they showcased her gorgeous ruffle flowered headband, and was thrilled when she reached out to help blog-sit! This girl has some amazing skills, not only in the sewing / crafts department – but also with hair! Having hung up her professional blow dryer to become a SAHM has a few advantages – one of them being the awesome tutorials you can find on her blog for hair cuts, styles, even highlights!!!
Of course, being the biased sewing / craft lover that I am, I simply had to feature my personal faves I found after a little bit of snooping…
Hello…DIY laundry soap…Who knew?!
Today Alicia is sharing with us another beautiful headband! I love the story behind it, being that I can relate with my own childhood…sentimental memories :). So without further ado, I welcome Alicia to the blog sitting party…
Hi, I’m Alicia and I blog over at Budget Beautiful DIY. I’ve been sewing and crafting since I was a kid, but having a daughter brought my creativity to a whole new level. I usually make things for her or our home. My mom taught me how to sew at such a young age, and I am so thankful!!! I know it’s saved me tons of money over the years and I get to really personalize our things.
I believe the more willing you are to work with your hands, the more options you have on a shoestring budget. I love to encourage women to try things they’ve never done before and unlock their creativity. You never know what you are capable of until you are given the tools and opportunity! That is what I hope to do for you…
When I was a little girl my mom would take me to see The Nutcracker ballet. I looked forward to spending that time with my mom every year. My favorite costumes were those worn during The Waltz Of The Flowers. Those beautiful flower tutus were the inspiration for this headband.
I hope you find as much joy in them as we have.
Start by taking apart your flowers and throwing away the hard plastic pieces. Then apply a thin line of glue around the edges and dip them into the glitter.
Once the glitter is dry, put your flowers back together and hot glue some gems in the center.
Hot glue your trim along the top of the headband.
Sew down the middle of each tulle strip lengthwise. Pull to gather and wrap the
thread around the middle several times before knotting.
Hot glue your two “tutus” a little off to the side of the headband.
Hot glue your flowers and leaves on top of the tulle.
Your headband is now ready for a sweet little ballerina!
That headband is adorable, and your girl is too cute in it! I hope you get to share the same memories with her one day, bringing her to see the Nutcracker. These traditions are what can make the holidays so special, and what we hold dear and near to our hearts as we grow older and can reflect back.
Thank you so much again for being here Alicia!
And don’t forget to head on over to Budget Beautiful DIY and check out her site, if we get lucky she just might do another hair tutorial for us soon ;).
Thanks so much for stopping by everyone, and until next time – Happy Sewing!