Sunday, 30 May 2010

DIY #3: ribbon rose headband

This has been an on-off project of mine for a couple of months now. turning this:

Into these:

To make this:

I'm pretty chuffed with it. It has been hard work, it took a couple of goes until I felt the roses looked good enough, and working on things that small tends to give my fingers cramp, but I'm glad I persevered. and you know how much that has cost? about £8.

The only thing I would say is that it is slightly one side heavy, so I feel like its going to droop off my head, but I don't think it actually will! I'm reserving to go out and buy something different until I've had my hair trial, I want to see what its like in my hair once it has some volume to it.

I'm going to make my next post a 'how to' on these roses, I hope you don't mind, I'm kind of gagging to write a how to, and I found it hard to find a good tutorial on these things online, I had to adapt the best one I found to get these, so I thought I'd show you what I did.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous. You did a great job. It looks as if it was definitely worth your time and effort.

  2. Um, wow. Gorgeous. And, talented much? ;)

  3. You are too good!

    I even quite adore the way you've stacked the ribbons in the first photograph.

  4. WOW. I'm impressed. It looks amazing. You could sell those - I'd buy one!

  5. It's so lovely! Well done you :)

  6. Wow! They're so lovely... I'm v v impressed!!

  7. Gorgeousness, I love the way it will match the dress and the shoes.