Monday, November 7, 2011

Giveaway and Snow-blossom Hairband tutorial

Headband tutorial: Snowblossom Headband This giveaway is closed now


Didn't she just stole your heart with her toothless grin ...
Now that I have lured you in with this pic, let me point out that she is wearing a headband I made. Do you have a cutie pie for whom you would like to make this hairband? Read on and I will show you how to make one...but before that I will show you how to WIN supplies to make one( or a hundred), how about that?

So I was looking for a vendor to buy the elastic to make these headbands...and when I shop I have to have a great deal on whatever I am buying. So I searched high and low....I even looked at crafter's forums, for people destashing their supplies but nothing that I would call a great deal surfaced, that is, until I came across Elastic by the yard. I just went ahead and ordered mine, and soon got 5 yards of quality white foldover elastic in the mail.
Elastic by the yard sells a vast selection of elastics and other crafting supplies.

You would find skinny elastic



Printed Elastics


Different kinds of flowers and so much more over there.

They even have helpful tutorials to make hairbands etc with these supplies.


My experience went so well that I asked Kristin, who runs this shop if she would be interested in sponsoring a giveaway on my blog. She responded back saying that she would give away...listen carefully....this is big..
3 lucky readers grab bags of 60 yards of elastics each! How freaking awesome is that? Just so you know Elastic by the yard occasionally offers these grab bags for sale on their facebook page and these guys sell like hot cakes. So you should definitely try winning one of these.

To enter this giveaway,
     1. Leave a comment on this post with your email.id.
     2.  For another chance, Like Elastic By the Yard on facebook and leave a separate comment here saying that you did so.
     3. For one more entry tweet about the giveaway and leave a separate comment here saying you did so.


The giveaway is open until next Monday, Nov 14, 2011.
I'll let random.org pick a winner from all the comments on Nov 15, 2011. Winner will be announced on Nov 16, 2011.


If you don't win and would like to buy elastics from them, Kristin has generously offered a discount of 15%  of your total order with code BNBDSC.

Snow-Blossom Headband Tutorial




I love hair accessories. Hairbows, Clippies, hairbands...you name it. For the Mom of a toddler who keeps them on her head for a whopping...15 seconds at a time, I make an awful lot of them. Since I make so many of these, I thought it would be fun to share a tutorial for one of these here. So I brought you this snow-blossom hairband. Not sure, if you like it in the pic above but it looks super-cute on a tiny little head. I think it will work great with Christmas outfits.
Here's how I made these.

Cut 15 circles from Tulle. Mine were about ................inches.


Make a stack of 5 circles. Fold the whole stack in half.



Fold into quarter

Fold into eigth


Cut out a triangle from the edge.

Open the circles and gently turn the circles such that 
the petals become unaligned instead of nicely lining up in the stack.




Now cut two satin ribbon strips about 4 inches long. Place them in an 'X' position on the flower.

Now thread a needle and tie a knot at one end of thread. Insert this needle at the center of the 'X' all the way through all the Tulle layers. Bring it back up, insert it down. Repeat 3-4 times to secure the ribbon and petals together.
 
Now fold the flower into half.


Now fold a third of this half from one side. Sorry I didn't get good pics of the above flower, so I'm using pics from another flower I made. Hence there's no ribbon or needle in this one.


Now fold another third over itself.

Now secure this flower by inserting needle back and forth a couple times.

Cut a 13 inch long piece from foldover elastic

Sew the ends down using zig zag stitch. Go over the elastic 2-3 times to give it extra strength.



Now your flowers and your headband are ready to be assembled.


Place one flower over the place where you sew the seam on the headband. Secure it to the band by inserting needle up and down 2-3 times. Once this flower is sewn in bring back the needle up on the band about half inch away from the center of this flower
Place another flower facing sideways on the band.Secure it with needle and thread too.

Repeat above step for the third flower.



Snow Blossom headband is ready. Put it on the cutest little girl around you!



Adore!



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123 comments:

  1. Wow that is a very awesome giveaway and a very cute headband.
    insidethefireafi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I liked Elastic by the yard on FB

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  3. Love it so cute and easy!

    Julianne
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  4. Sooo adorable!!! The baby and the headband! madkinson@aol.com

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  5. I'm a fan on facebook!
    al@allimays.com

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  6. I like Elastic by the Yard on FB!

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway! kendra.r.painter@gmail.com

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  8. I like (really love) them on Facebook.

    kendra.r.painter@gmail.com

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  9. Soooo cute!!

    I'm also a fan on Facebook!

    Edelio82@gmail.com

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  10. I liked elastic by the yard. Mfarfanbabybows@hotmail.com

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  11. Elastic by the yard is awesome! They have such a huge selection of stuff and she is the best about getting your order to you FAST! Glad that you decided to do this so that we could get a look at your blog!
    ttorres9@hotmail.com

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  12. Can't wait to try this...mfarfanbabybows@hotmail.com

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  14. Such a cute idea! I use and love Elastic by the Yard! They are wonderful!

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  15. I am also a fan of theirs on Facebook :)

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  16. I love handmade headbands!

    elizabethstockemer @ sbcglobal.net

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  17. I also follow Elastic by the Yard on Facebook :)

    elizabethstockemer @ sbcglobal.net

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  18. I love EBTY! I buy from them all the time, and I'd love to win this :)

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  19. I also follow EBTY on FB!

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  20. I want to win!!!! Pick me!! rcbiasca@gmail.com

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  21. I just recently bought some FOE from this shop and I love working with the stuff, it makes the greatest headbands!
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  22. Great giveaway!!! I'd love to win this!!!

    d.dreams10@yahoo.com

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  23. I like Elastic by the Yard on facebook

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  24. I just ordered some items from Elastic by the Yard a few weeks ago and have been following them on facebook ever since! :)

    d.dreams10@yahoo.com

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  25. lindsytrotter@gmail.com Love Elastic by the Yard! :)

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  26. I like Elastic by the Yard on facebook

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  27. So cute and adorable.I liked Elastic by the Yard on FB.
    namdal03(at)gmail(dot)com.Thanks

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  28. very cute! footprints4ever@hotmail.com

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  29. tweeted!! would love to win this prize!

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  30. LOVE elastic by the yard! thatssewfabulous@gmail.com

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  31. I LIKE elastic by the yard on FB! thatssewfabulous@gmail.com

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  32. Like elastic by the yard on Facebook!
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  33. Love elastic by the yard! Jberry116@hotmail.com

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  34. I love this cute easy headband! Your little one is so sweet!

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  35. I Like Elastic by the Yard on Facebook!!!

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  36. What an adorable headband and easy way to use up tulle. angelahansen37@hotmail.com

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  37. I "like" Elastic by the Yard. angelahansen37@hotmail.com

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  38. i am obsessed with elastic by the yard!!! I have been in a headband making frenzy! love your blog and love the headband!lhuelsman@hotmail.com

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  39. I love the elastic I've purchased from them already! I'd love to win a grab bag!!

    jillrscripps@msn.com

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  40. I like Elastic by the Yard on FB!

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  41. Great tutorial! Love the giveaway, hope I win :)
    wnesbitt41687@yahoo.com

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  42. Isn't she darling?? And I love the headband! Thanks for the link to Elastic By the Yard, I have been looking for FOE!!

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  43. I liked Elastic By the Yard on FB! Thanks again for the giveaway, I'm so excited to have been introduced to this company!

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  44. Darling headband! I have a niece who has worn something on her head since the day they brought her home from the hospital. I am going to make one of these for her!!

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  45. What a great giveaway!
    Count me in please!

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  46. this is such a cute headband! Thanks for the tutorial!

    -peggy
    picturesofhappy@gmail.com

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  47. I liked Elastic by the Yard on FB.
    namdal03(at)gmail(dot)com.Thanks

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  48. Love the headband and I love ordering from elastic by the yard! Amazing customer service and fast delivery!

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  49. I meant Elastic by The Yard on Facebook. :)

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  50. Super cute!

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear@hotmail.com
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  51. Babies are so adorable in headbands! Brez143@aol.com

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  52. I like elastic by the yard on FB!

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  53. This headband is awesome! I am going to make a couple for the little ones in my life! Thanks for the great ideas!
    I like elastic by the yard on FB!

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  54. Very cute and informative!
    sony20@ucla.edu

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  55. Very pretty, thanks for sharing!

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  56. What a super cute headband! and little girl ;-) thanks for sharing!

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  57. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
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  58. crystaltacza@hotmail.com

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  59. Also a fan of elastic by the yard on facebook!! :)
    crystaltacza@hotmail.com

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  60. I liked elastic by the yard on facebook! Excited to start buying!

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  61. Thanks for the tutorial:) Very cute!
    cybercrispy@msn.com

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  62. "Liked" Elastic by the yard on facebook. Would LOVE to win a grab bag!!!

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  63. I love headbands on little girls

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  64. I liked Elastics by the yard on FB

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  65. I'm just starting to make headbands for my girlie. This would be great!


    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  67. This is so cute! I keep meaning to order some foldover elastic so thanks for the tip on where to get a good value!! My email is janisk57@hotmail.com

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  68. I "liked" Elastic By The Yard on Facebook!

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  69. I tweeted about your great giveaway!!

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  70. I love making headbands. :)
    laciwickenkamp(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  71. This is so sweet. Very delicate, just lovely. wasmissgorge@hotmail.com

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  72. Oh my goodness, I hit post before saying thank you for the tutorial!! I can't wait to try this. (not a second entry, just forgot to say thank you.) wasmissgorge@hotmail.com

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  73. Too cute!!
    thank you for sharing this tutorial with us all :)

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  74. I just liked "Elastic By The Yard" on facebook
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  75. I liked Elastic by the Yard on facebook.
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  76. What an adorable headband and a great giveaway! So glad I clicked over from CraftGossip. :)

    My email is in my profile.

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  77. And I liked Elastic by the Yard on Facebook. Thanks!

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  78. That head band is adorable!!! Little girl accessories are so much fun!!!

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  79. I like Elastic By The Yard on Facebook!!

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  80. I will make this for my soon to be born niece! Thanks fo rthe tutorial! 60 yards of elastic would be fun! lilholls@yahoo.com

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  81. I made this headband in pale pink. It's so adoreable!! Thanks Jessica
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  82. I am so excited about this! Love elastic by the yard. parkerlauren80@yahoo.com

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  83. Liked elastic by the yard on facebook! :)

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  84. Wow! Incredible giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! Your headband is absolutely adorable! I'm definitely going to make one for my 3 month old little girl! Thanks for sharing!
    stephanie_guse@sympatico.ca

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  85. I also "like" Elastic by the Yard on Facebook!
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  86. Jenstreats@gmail.com

    Such a great tutorial- cute!!

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  87. Super cute! I love the tutorial!

    lindsaybarney at hotmail dot com

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  88. Thank you for the tutorial and the giveaway!
    My e-mail is attached to my profile! :)

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  89. I liked Elastic By the Yard on FB! :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  90. I tweeted the giveaway @Brightangel. :) Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  91. Love this tutorial!! My email is sweetsweetboutique@yahoo.com

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  92. I just Liked Elastic By The Yard on Facebook!! My email is sweetsweetboutique@yahoo.com

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  93. I like your sweet headband and would love to win this prize. Thanks.

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  94. How stinkin cute is this!! Cant wait to try it!
    Mandie-Rae@hotmail.com

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  95. The headband is too cute!! Thanks for sharing your tutorial at the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  96. Cute headband! And what a great giveaway. Thanks for linking up to I Made It! Monday.

    amanda*at*ninthstreetnotions*dot*com

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  97. What an awesome giveaway!!! Thanks for a chance to win!

    kelly@siblingstew.com

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  98. I like elastic by the yard on FB

    kelly@siblingstew.com

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  99. My daughter's gonna love to tear that off siiiigh. I wish I could do the same to her but she keeps pulling everything I put on her head ! but I'm gonna keep the tut and say thank you for sharing it.

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  100. Thank you so much for this great giveaway!

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  101. I like elastic by the yard on Facebook

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  102. I liked Elastic by the Yard on Facebook

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  103. Thanks for the tutorial! I just made my first headband over the weekend! kafoltz@yahoo.com

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  104. I liked Elastic by the Yard on Facebook! kafoltz@yahoo.com

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  105. I just discovered EBTY and would be THRILLED to win this giveaway! kossowan@gmail.com

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  106. What a great giveaway! Thanks! craftymamad at gmail dot com

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