I’m Rachel, and my blog is Family Ever After.
I am a country girl at heart… my 4 sisters and I grew up in South Dakota. I’ve know my husband since we were 12, he grew up there too! I went to college at BYU, where I majored in Family and Consumer Science Education. I taught middle school sewing for a year. I’m now living my dream being a mom to 3. I’m very passionate about letting my kids “help” me do projects. Basically, my blog is a big mish mash of things I love: sewing, crafting, food, family, travel, gardening, country music, sunflowers, clogging, and running, and taking pictures of it all!
Are you excited for the Olympics? I just can’t wait! I thought it would be fun to make some headbands for my daughters and I to wear during all the Olympic fun! The rosettes represent the Olympic rings, and I’m going to show you how to make them!
Also, do you want one? Stop by my blog today– I am giving one away!
I made two styles- one on a headband, and a smaller one on a sports headband.
Aren’t they fun? 🙂
–fabric: in the 5 colors of the Olympic rings (I bought 1/8 yard of each color, for 37cents a piece. This is enough fabric to make several headbands)!
–hot glue, scissors
–felt (not pictured)
1. Fold your fabric in thirds, and cut on the folds. This creates 3 rectangles.
2. Snip each rectangle, and rip strips of fabric lenthwise.
3. Once you’re ripped all your strips, you’ll have a colorful pile of fabric ready to roll!
4. Now its time to create your rosettes. I just twist and glue onto the felt. For the sports headband, I prefer my rosettes to be smaller than the regular headband’s rosettes.
5. Make a rosette in each color. I don’t worry about tucking my ends under, because once you glue them next to each other, the ends will become hidden. (I could have spaced my rosettes closer together to conserve felt, whoops)!
6. Cut the rosettes out of the felt, and then arrange them on a clean part of the felt. Hot glue in place.
7. Cut around the entire shape. Use a good pair of sewing scissors to get around those corners. Glue to the headband.
8. Cut a small rectangle of felt, and glue it to the back of the headband for extra security.
9. TA DA! Let the games begin!!!
We had a great big Family Olympics in our backyard. Come stop by Family Ever After for all the details and even more tutorials!
Here are a few more Olympic activities that we did-
games, dessert, medals, and decor.
Remember to stop by Family Ever After if you’d like to enter to win a headband!