September 3, 2010

Braided Headbands

I was hosting playgroup this past week and you know how I love to craft while the kids play - here's the email I sent out:

The kids will play and the moms will get to do a mom craft - fun!!  We're going to make braided headbands to spice up our ponytails.  Here's some samples if you're wondering what they look like:
http://homemadebyjill.blogspot.com/2010/06/hospital-headbands-aka-how-to-avoid.html
http://racheldenbow.blogspot.com/2009/11/braided-headband-tutorial.html

So you'll need to bring if you have it:
--scrap fabric (strips 18 in long)
--$0.25 to contribute to elastic (I bought enough for everyone)


And so there you go - a fun, easy, group project that you can do while yacking away and watching kids.  Follow the links above for the how-tos - here's my masterpiece:

And the visual of it in use:
One hint we can up with is to safety pin the top of your strips to a pillow or your pant leg so it will hold for you.  Also, if you braid tight you'll need a longer strand than the directions list.  Some moms in creating mode:
A 3-strand version was tried, and I like it!
This can also be a fun project for kids.  The funnest part - the girls got to pick out their own fabric strips of fabric.  Then I showed them how to braid (one over, the other over, repeat) and let them push the pedal on the sewing machine.  It made for a fun afternoon project:
So, you have a group of moms that want a quick easy craft?? - some other ones we've done:
Decorative Letters
Clay Ornaments
Glass Tile Pendants
Pink Fluff Skirts
Sunflower Cupcakes


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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

6 Fabulous Comments:

This looks soooo fun! The best kind of playdate is a crafty one!

I love the idea of a craft/playgroup! Great idea- I've made bracelets out of braided scraps but never thought of headbands. This goes on my to do list. I'm a new follower
Thanks
Valerie@occasionallycrafty.blogspot.com

I am hosting a playgroup this week. Thanks for the fun ideas! And thanks for linking up with Make It Fantabulous!

Looks like a lot of fun to make and wear. Thanks for posting at Skip to My Lou

Lisa
www.lisasrecipecards.blogspot.com

Those are very cute. What a fun idea for play group.

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