Here it is, one last post about the 'SuperSecret Challenge' challenge. I've had so much fun! Today's project is another 'infinite convertible': a blank slate for creativity, style and thrifty re-purposing.
From the challenge stash, I took this plain headband. Sometimes, you just want a basic headband. This one fits my big head really well.
I took a two-holed chipboard tag (also from the stash), peeled off the paper, sharpie-ed black around the edges. The only other ingredients: string, and a cute found object (in this case, a fabric rose from a scrunchie that lost its scrunch).
The key to this project is the two-holed tag. Tie the flower to the tag...
...then slip the headband through the two holes.
You end up with...
I've seen them in stores with big price tags and all kinds of embellishments: huge flowers, feathers, weird 'fascinator'- type creations. You could make dozens of these and slip them on and off one headband to match any look.
No chipboard tags? Make your two-holed base from any plastic or cardboard that's reasonably stiff, thin enough to cut but still slightly flexible. These are from the recycling bin:
Here's a retro/neato variation, still using the two-hole, slide-it-on-and-off concept:
I cut some felt shapes, and made two small slits instead of holes (a little hard to see in this pic, but they're there). Then I pinned on some big brooches.
Wahlah! Fancy brooch fascinators.
I've been collecting pins forever and have a ton of pretty, retro or bizarro choices. Here are just a few ideas:
This one's my favorite:
"Ahhh! Mommy, mommy, that lady with the big head has a spider in her hair!"
Thanks again for checking out my adventures in stash busting. It's been crazy fun. Hope you will continue to visit; I have ideas percolating even now.