The Twinery has a great big, happy announcement over on the blog today and I'm happy to share that I'm still on the Design Team. In celebration of four really fun years, I want to share with you a felt shamrock headband made with the perfect shade of green baker's twine, Peapod.
You all know how much I adore The Twinery as a company, a product and as one of my very favorite crafting supplies. You can find more of my tutorials + projects using The Twinery baker's twine here on the blog and I sometimes post sneak peeks on Facebook and Instagram.
Now on to our project and just in time for St. Patrick's Day!
Our youngest daughter has moved on from the darling hair bows I wish she were still wearing and is now into headbands. We have our fair share of headbands that are past their prime, so I recycle them by pulling off outer wrapping and then recycle them by wrapping them with my favorite shade of baker's twine.
- I've found that glue dots are the best best for success with this project and suggest using several along the inside of the headband. Be sure to wait until you get to where you want to add a glue dot and then add it, not all at once...you risk the chance of handling the glue dot and it will lose its stickiness factor.
- To form the felt shamrock, trace a heart shape onto felt and cut four times. Fold the hearts in half and stack two of the folded heart shapes one on top of the other and hand stitch the pointed ends together.
- Repeat for the other two felt heart shapes.
- Stitch the two sections together, working them so that they form a shamrock shape.
- Glue a bead in the middle to hide your messy stitching. Oh, maybe that's just my messy stitching, I'm sure yours will look lovely!
- Adhere to your baker's twine wrapped recycled headband and I guarantee your 8-year old daughter that is home with strep throat will be amazed at how you figure things out and will give you a great big hug and say, "Thank you, Mommy!" as best as her scratchy throat and high fever will allow her.
DESIGN NOTE | The wrapping of the baker's twine around the headband does take some time. The difficulty level is zero and it's the perfect thing to do during commercial breaks or in the school pick-up line, which is where I do quite a few things, don't you?
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