July 26, 2012

Neon Twisted Head Wrap

I have a super fun, super quick refashion project for ya today...a Neon Twisted Headwrap

Yep, you read that right.  As seen in my What I Wore Wednesday post, I'm trying to embrace a little neon, even after saying I wouldn't! (same thing happened with skinny jeans...)  I think the best way to try out neon is in bits.

And it's summer.  Which means I'm not doing my hair - and it's crazy when it's not flattened.  But why would I flatten it if I'm just going swimming.  So I don't.  All summer.  So it gets pulled up in a makeshift ponytail, a lot!  I thought a fun way to add a hint of style and a hint of neon would be a headwrap - and I love it!

So, cut up an old tshirt.

Then, grab some fabric spray paint.  I used this that was sent to me from FashionArtProjects.com - I love the super bright colors!!
Then I took my two strips of fabric and scrunched them up - the top one is pre-scrunch and bottom one is how it needs to be:
When they were scrunched I sprayed them - it was pretty easy to use - mine had a few drips, but I kind of liked that effect so I added more.  Then I straightened them back out flat.  Their should be areas without paint.  Mine were pretty bright white, so I gave it another quick light coat of neon green.  This whole process took about a minute or two - it was really fast.

Then I assembled it using my DIY Twisted Headband Tutorial - it's really simple!

And that was it!!  Here I am showing it off with my neon green lace cami peeking out - a fun but casual way to wear neon:

My kids are taking my pictures - here's my "are you getting the headband in the picture" face:

But she did - - here's a pretty good view:
 I found the key to wearing a head wrap is to have it pretty high on your head - like forward on your forehead almost.  And when you make it, take that into account - I actually made this one a little too small so it started to slip.  Since it's so wide of a headband, I also found it helpful to cover my ears a little - but then again, I know I have big ears....speaking of, maybe this craft is a throwback to the "styles" of my childhood:

And speaking of childhood, this picture is pretty funny - I didn't even know they took it until I downloaded the pictures from my camera and it popped up on the computer - too funny:

Anyways, back on track....whip yourself up a Twisted Head Wrap - you can do it!  and to make it extra fun, make it NEON!!



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(I was provided the spray fabric paint from FashionArtProjects.com free of charge, but the opinions are all mine)

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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 +

9 Fabulous Comments:

Cute headband. AND a priceless photo of the girls. They'll love that when they're in their teens. lol

Love it! It really does go so well with a cheeky peek of neon cami too - just enough brightness but not too overpowering so that we can still make out your lovely smile :)

Love that you reused old stuff and the color!

Using neon as an accent is awesome, no one wants to look like a sign, but little pops of color is really fun!

I love that headband! what a fantastic idea

Hi! Ms. So I Married a Craft Blogger! Just following your Mr Sugar Bees instructions. He is too cute! Enjoy his blog so much and yours is nice also :)

What a great way to start embracing neon! I like a little neon, but I don't think I'm ever going to wear skinny jeans...

Such a pretty headband! I love that even though it is neon, it is soft and muted in its intensity. Oh - and LOVE the pic of you as a child!

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