Monday, August 4, 2014

Flower headband Tutorial by Marivic and a GIVEAWAY

Hello everyone! I would like to welcome you to our newly decorated blog and I'm also here to introduce myself and welcome our new designers as they begin their little adventure with me starting this month. 
I am starting it off with a tutorial and a little giveaway. This post is photo heavy so please be patient. 

About me...

My name is Marivic, for those of you who don’t know me,  I'm the creator of Zeus and Zoe Blog and Etsy shop. I live in Houston with my husband and 2 children and (sometimes) my oldest son when he's on leave with the US Navy. My education background is in business administration and Nursing.

I’ve been crafter at heart since I can remember. I love everything that is pretty and vintage. I love collecting papers and fabrics. I’ve collected all sorts of ephemera, vintage images, antique linens, vintage buttons, tins, brooches, and costume jewelries. And I love creating and sewing stuff for my children and friends.

I manage 2 blogs with 2 separate Design Teams. We host monthly challenges with different themes every month.
Come check it out… and of course,

And my personal blog ( where I post contests, prizes, and things I create during my free time. 


Now, I will share with you how I made a headband with handmade flowers the easy and the easier way. Great to use as photo prop for you or your little girl. 

This has flower has so many versions on the internet and I'm sure you've seen this tutorial in the past, it is nothing new.  

So, let's revive it! 

Start with chiffon and tulle fabrics. Depending on how big you want it, I used a little less than 1/2 yard of chiffon and some tulle. I have a circle template, I googled a 4 inch circle, printed on card stock  and worked from there.

Fold in half. Use pins as needed. Fold about 3/4 through or in half, whichever you prefer.

 For each layer of flowers, I used 4 fabrics. Stitch with matching thread.
 You can add as many as you want. 

Do the same thing with the tulle. Alternate between chiffon and tulle doing the same technique. I added more tulle for more pouffiness! Once you achieve the size you want, add a center to it. Use vintage buttons, brooch, beads, etc. 

Gather all your supplies to make a headband...This trim is from Zeus and Zoe Etsy Shop.

I used a small felt circle for the backing.  I added a pin closure backing to it. 

Measure the head of who the headband is for and use small elastic for the back/bottom part of the trim. I used my sewing machine to sew the elastic to the trim. I pinned the flower to the trim. This way I can change the flower anytime I want. You can hand stitch the flower to the trim if you would like. Or use pin backing in case you also want to use the flower as a brooch. Detach when you want to attach it somewhere else.

This one I used as a brooch on my photo above. This is a 7 inch flower. 

Here it is as a headband. 

Obviously the easiest way is to just buy ready made flowers and design according to your taste. Like I did here...



                                            And here......with paper flowers...attach as many as you want. This one, I used hot glue to attach the flowers.

                                                      Flowers can be bought HERE

And now for the giveaway, our Charlie made a mood board for the DT this month. 

             Since I wasn't able to do the theme, we've decided to give away a kit! Just share this "PRIZE" photo with a link to our website, twitter, or Facebook. Add your blog post or FB post that you shared the prize on the blog's sidebar using linky tool and you will be eligible to win! That easy! We will draw a name at the end of the month and this kit is all yours! Free!!

 Thank you for stopping by! We hope to see you again, we have lots of projects and tutorials to share with you.


Suman Pandit said...

can't find the linky tool!!

Adriana B said...

Fabulous crafty items, Marivic :) love them all, thanks for sharing :)

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

I'm a big fan of your flowers Marivic. They look even better when your beautiful daughter is wearing them. :)

Lizzy Hill said...

LOOOVING the new look blog....gorgeous!! And a fabulous DT lined up too....& those headbands look wonderful - you are sooo creative:):):)

Nicole Doiron said...

Beautiful handbands!!! Thanks so much for the chance at a lovely prize! :)

Tusia Lech said...

Beautiful headbands and flowers! And wonderful tutorial!!

Charllie Gee said...

That head band is off the hock mativic .lol love iy ..gotta go I am just eearing my school uniform lol

Bev said...

beautiful headbands.. amazing style and design

Bev said...

shared on FB.. but not sure about using the linky?

Hussena said...

What a beautiful hairband ..thank you so much for sharing the tutorial ..Will definitely try it out !

Светлана Коптилова said...

Thanks for the valuable lesson, very useful))) My post about your candy