Friday, March 18, 2011

Feature Friday: Ahsley from One in the SAHM

Hi F&J friends,

I'm Ashley over at One in the SAHM - my online journal chronicling all of the mommy blog staples: crafts, home decor, recipes, pop culture, and of course plenty about my (hot) husband (he's taken) and my little babe, Brecken.

I wanted to share a quick tutorial with you today on an everyday staple for me.

A friend got me hooked onto the amazing and wonderful products of Whippy Cake.

What I LOVE about Whippy Cake, aside from the adorable flowers (duh), is that they are interchangeable!  You can switch them out like you switch your underwear.

Plus, let's be honest, everything is cuter with a flower.

I fervently followed their blog and store for months waiting because obviously everyone else and their mom loved them too, and their product was sold out.

Well, being that I am rather impatient when I get something in my head, I immediately thought: I can make those!

Gather the following materials:
Flowers of any sort (use LMM's tutorial or Emily's or just buy them @ the store)
Hot Glue Gun
Bobby pins and/or velcro

Once your flowers are made (some were purchased in packs of 6 @ Ben Frankling for $5 and some were entirely homemade), you begin.

Step 1
Hot glue desired flower arrangements directly onto the felt.  Keep them as compact, and layered, as you can.

Step 2
Cut out your little glued square of flower so that no felt can be seen from the front.
Then, cut out a second circle of felt that will fit onto the bunch of flower felt.

Step 3
Using any sharp tool that you have nearby (I used eyebrow tweezers...weird, I know), poke two tiny holes about 1 cm apart, so that you can easily slide a bobby pin through them.

Step 4
Hot glue the bobby pin circle to the back of the bunch of flowers and wa-la, you've got yourself a cute versatile clip that can be attached to any headband, beanie, cardigan, or other fun clothing item needing a bit of homemade Whippy Cake.
Bobby-pin flower bunch added to KKi Betty beanie.  LOVE.
You can also use velcro to adhere the little bunch to your elastic if you so choose.

Now go to town.  That's what I did.
These are my new favorite way to spice up any dirty hair day.  

The total cost for ALL materials used was $8 - and that got me 6 headbands!  

As much as I am a fan of Whippy Cake, I'm almost glad they were sold out for so long because I saved myself a TON of money and got just as cute of a product. (FYI, Whippy Cake has restocked their collection and if you don't have the patience for homemade, go there and purchase them all - they are SO cute!).

Homemade Headbands - a definite must-have in a girls life.
Stop by One in the SAHM, and say "hello!" I love to make new friends!

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Susan J Barker said...

Thanks for this simple idea - I have nieces whose birthdays are imminent so a few head bands would be a great quick and easy gift!

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Anonymous said...

Super cute, I'm really into the rolled flowers right now and I just made a headband this weekend with some felt. Thanks for the links to the other sites, I'm always looking for other fabric flowers! Check me out at, I love to link up to your parties! :)

Ashley C. said...

Thanks SO much Fireflies and Jellybeans!

Vanessa said...

That is SUPER cute and trendy! Great Job! And thanks for the inspiration! I need to put this on my to-do list! Love,

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

These are soo cute! Love them, they are darling, I actually found you on pinterest, and i'm your newest blog and facebook follower :) Would love if you'd follow me back and come stop by sometime :) :)

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

I love these headbands -- what a great tutorial!

nicóle said...

This is the cutest thing EVER! I love the idea of being able to use them for mulitple things and the velcro idea-simply genius!


Hey Mickey said...

I love this idea - making some for my daughter and nieces for Christmas - thanks for the inspiration!

Joy Shaver said...

Love it!
What store did you buy your flowers at? so cute:)
and with the elastic did you sew the ends together? or just use the hot glue gun?

Vintage Street Designs said...

Flowers are just too cute! Just found you on Pinterest and I'm happy to be your newest follower! Would love to have you stop by for a visit. Blessings ~ Judy @

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