Monday, September 9, 2013

Joyful Stars Blog Hop: Base & Bling

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Hello and welcome to the September Joyful Stars Blog Hop featuring new products from the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book. 

If you came here from Krista's Crafty Corner you're on the right track.  It's a circular hop, so if you're starting out here  you can keep going 'round till you come back again. 

I used our new Base & Bling collection to make headbands for me to wear. I bought a pretty fall cardigan in a color I would never pick out for myself except I saw it on a friend of mine and loved it. Once I got it home I realized I had no accessories to go with it, so I headed to my scrapbooking room to solve my problem. 

I used the Chocolate Striped Ribbon, the Honey fabric from the Sarita Textiles and a glitz button from the Babycakes Assortment.

Using a needle and thread, I made a running stitch along one side of the ribbon cut to 18". Pulling both ends of the thread curled the ribbon on itself to make the flower. I tied the thread to keep it together. Then I did the same thing with the Honey fabric cut to 1" x 12". Going through my Babycakes Assortment I wanted to use a button with a Slate jewel and chocolate button but I didn't find one (or I used it on another project) so I colored the wood button with the chocolate marker. I then hot glued the ribbon, fabric and button together and let it cool. Once cool, I used an adhesive jewel dot to attach to the headband. 

All together, the project took me about 20 minutes to figure out and assemble (I'm learning the sewing stuff as I go so you'll be quicker than I was!) and it looks so adorable on! 

I'm making more, one for each outfit! It's a quick and fun way to use up my scrapbooking supplies!

Now you're off to Helen's Blog!


  1. Your headband is very pretty. I have not tried the base and bling yet. Great idea to match it to your outfit!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, Stephanie! I love the way use the ribbon and the bling. Creative :)

  3. I want to make Christmas gifts using the headband for my grand daughter, thanks for sharing.

  4. Oh - great idea to pair the ribbon and the fabric!

  5. So Cute! Love the combination of the fabric and ribbon. :o)

  6. Very cute! My little girl would love this.

  7. Love the brown striped ribbon on the headband! Can't wait to create some more of these! :)

  8. Cute headbands. I really need to make some of these for my Granddaughter.