Handmade Gift– Fabric Flower Headband

Earlier this week, I shared with you an idea for a handmade beaded necklace. Today, I’m sharing with you the headband I made to go with it.

It’s not super matchy, but has similar colors, and can be easily worn with the necklace or separate. I for this project, I used a headband base I found at a craft store, taffeta and organza in a grey color, silver sequins, and purple bugle beads. The design is really simple, but I feel it gives a nice impact.


Handmade Gift – Beaded Necklace

Ok, friends, this is the first post in a little series I’m doing in the next couple of weeks on some simple handmade gifts you can make.

These are gifts I made last Christmas. And they’re mostly for women. Sorry, guys. I’m not very good at making handmade stuff for men. It doesn’t come as naturally for me.

Anyhow. This is a necklace I made for my sister. I think it turned out pretty well, but I had some frustrations making it, so hopefully you can learn from my mistakes!

Let’s break it down.



Napkin Rings

Ok, so I promised you all that I’d share the craft I made to put inside the pretty box with the card.

Emily and Zach had registered for some Fiesta dinnerware that I thought was really pretty. Unfortunately, when I looked at their registry, most of it was bought already.  So I decided to make something to go with it.

My mom had given me these really pretty red wooden beads that had belonged to my grandma. When she gave them to me, I wasn’t really sure what I could do with them, but then it came to me. Napkin rings! I decided not to do solid red beads, but to mix other colored beads with them to create a casual, fun, fiesta feel.