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Elastic Headband Tutorial

Elastic Headband Tutorial | blog.mikaelabeth.comA little girl just has to have some pretty hair accessories, and since Olivia doesn’t have much hair yet headbands are the perfect solution 🙂
I decided to make some simple soft headbands from elastic so they will be easy for her to wear and not too big and extravagant that they take away from her big blue eyes and chubby cheeks.

To make a headband you will need just a few basic supplies
– Elastic (Search for Fold Over Elastic on Etsy and there are lots of suppliers)
– Hot Glue Gun
– Tape Measure
– Scissors

DIY Baby Elastic Headband Instructions 2
Here’s a guide on how long to cut your elastic – but always best to measure the childs head first.
Newborn: 13″ (33cm)
3-6 months: 14 ½” (37 cm)
6-12 months: 16″ (40 ½ cm)
12 – 24 months: 17 ½” (44 ½ cm)

DIY Baby Elastic Headband Instructions 3 DIY Baby Elastic Headband Instructions 4 Put a small dot of glue on one end and glue down the other end to create the headband. DIY Baby Elastic Headband Instructions 5 Cut 3 more pieces of elastic in a contrasting colour or the same colour
– 5″ (glue the ends together to create a circle)
– 3″ (Cut a triangle out of each end)
– 2″DIY Baby Elastic Headband Instructions 6 Glue the 5″ Circle and the 3″ strip together to create the bowDIY Baby Elastic Headband Instructions 7 Glue to the headband on top of the join. DIY Baby Elastic Headband Instructions 8 Wrap the 2″ strip around the middle of the bow and glue both ends underneath. DIY Baby Elastic Headband Instructions 9 The Final Product – a cute bow headband for a stylish little girl.DIY Baby Elastic Headband Instructions 10Have fun creating as many colour combinations as you want! DIY Baby Elastic Headband Instructions

 

Valentine’s Day Pretties

 

Valentines Day Pretties

Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Have you got any special plans? Date night with your special person? Dinner with friends?
I get to pick up my gorgeous husband from the airport tonight, not the most romantic evening, but I am definitely looking forward to it!

I am loving all the pink, red and love hearts around at the moment. These are a few of my favourites:

1. Love Yarn Letters – Such a pretty DIY to put on display.

2. Leather Heart Pins – A simple way to make your outfit pretty for a date.

3. Leather Conversation Hearts – I love these for personalised gift, I think even a guy wouldn’t mind carrying one of these around.

4. Giant Cross Stitch – How awesome would this be on the wall!

5. Watercolour Cards – What better way to say I love you then with a hand painted card.

 

DIY Wooden Letter Sign

MikaelaBeth DIY Wooden Sign

Over the past 18 months I have been attending the occasional market promoting my business, MikaelaBeth. At first I started with just a laminated sign with my logo pinned to the front of the table, but I wanted something more… and this is what I came up with.  A sign like this would be perfect for so many different purposes – at a wedding, in a kid’s room, for Christmas etc.

Here’s how you can create your own:

MikaelaBeth Maket Stand SignYou’ll need:
Wooden Letter (these are the one’s I used)
Spray Paint in your chosen colour (I used White Knights ‘Magenta’)
Tiny Screw Eyes
Drill
1mm Drill Bit
String

MikaelaBeth Sign

In a well ventilated area or outside give your letters a coat or two of paint until completely covered, allow drying time between coats and before turning over to paint the other side.

When the stain is completely dry, plug in your drill, hold it like a gun, and rev it a few times (just for fun).

Next grab your 1mm drill bit, and drill holes in the top of each letter. For narrow letters drill one hole in the top center, and for wide letters (like M or K) you’ll want two holes in the top so they hang straight.
After drilling, twist a screw eye into each hole.

Lay the letters out on the floor in the correct order and space them the way you want them to hang. Unwind a length of string long enough to connect all the letters, plus a bit extra on each end.

Thread each letter onto the string one and at a time, knotting them in place. Make sure the letters are spaced evenly as you go along. If a letter hangs crooked, you can twist the screw eye to adjust the angle.

Here it is in place on my market stand and I love how it looks.

MikaelaBeth DIY Wooden Sign