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Tulle Headband Tutorial

tulle flower headband tutorial
tulle flower headband tutorial
Today I’m happy to welcome Betsy Sammarco to the blog to share her technique for tulle flowers. They are perfect for wearing in your hair or adding to a layout! I hope you enjoy – let us know if you give this technique a try!

I was so happy when Shimelle asked if I’d share a technique with her blog readers. I was browsing around a handmade gift store where I saw little tulle flower barrettes. It looked like the edges were melted and I tried to recreate the effect myself.

tulle flower headband tutorial
Supplies: 3 rolls of tulle in coordinating colors, buttons and pearls for the flower centers, scissors, needle and thread, barbecue skewer, and small candle. I’m using tulle from Celebrate It, buttons from Jenni Bowlin Studio, and pearls from grandma.

tulle flower headband tutorial
1. Cut the tulle into pieces about 6 inches square.

tulle flower headband tutorial
2. Cut various sized circles from the tulle. To do this quicker, cut a couple pieces of tulle at one time.

tulle flower headband tutorial
3. Stick 2 or 3 circular pieces onto the end of a barbecue skewer. Hold the tulle close, but not directly into, the candle flame.

tulle flower headband tutorial
4. Turn the skewer so the edges of the tulle start to melt and the circle starts to curl up.

tulle flower headband tutorial
tulle flower headband tutorial
5. When you are done, you will have a bunch of tulle circles whose edges are now melted and more defined.

tulle flower headband tutorial
6. Layer your tulle circles until you get a look you like. Place a single stitch in the middle of the bunch to keep the layers together.

tulle flower headband tutorial
7. Stitch a button, pearl, or both into the center as your flower center.

I used one of these flowers as a sweet embellishment for a layout:
tulle flower headband tutorial
Other supplies: Jenni Bowlin Studio patterned paper, alpha stickers, rubons, button, journaling card, stick pin, and butterfly embellishment.

tulle flower headband tutorial
I love the dimension and definition this technique gives to tulle!

Betsy Sammarco is a Connecticut-based pharmacist with two sons and a love of papercrafts! She designs for Jenni Bowlin Studio and Jen Martakis Digital Designs. Read more about Betsy on her blog, Just a Pharmgirl.

29 March 2011

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13 Comments for Tulle Headband Tutorial

  1. Jennie Says:

    Ooh very pretty – and a great tutorial – so will have to have a go at this! Thanks both of you!!

  2. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    Thank you! Great timing too. I have loads of those washing scrunchies sitting about unused and I wanted to make flowers with them, just didn’t know how, now I do!

  3. Connie M Says:

    I’m all set to try these!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!

  4. Kim Says:

    Lovely flowers… will definately have a go… now just need to get some tulle!!!!

  5. jane Says:

    I love the look. What size circles did you cut?

  6. Carol Says:

    Beautiful flowers! Definitely going to try this, thank you for the tutorial!

  7. Jacky Scales Says:

    Great tutorial…will definately give these a go.

  8. fatmonica Says:

    What lovely flowers!

  9. Madeline Says:

    Great idea, they are so pretty

  10. BELLAIDEA Says:

    I like your flowers and thank you so much for all photos how to make them! :)
    Will try to make it!

  11. Cleo Says:

    I love the flowers ! normally i’m not fond of it but yours are gorgeous !

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    great job. i like this article. thank you very much.

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