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Aqua Altered Flower Headband with Gelatos®

Hello everyone!  After a long winter Spring is finally in full swing in MN.   When I think of Spring I think of flowers, proms and wedding.  Today, I have a fun altered flower headband to share with you that would be perfect to make for a young girl to wear to prom or  for bridesmaids for a Spring wedding.  But you could also wear the altered flower headband for any occassion.  :)


Here is a close up of the altered flower before I attached it to the headband.  The great thing about these altered flowers is that you can custom design them to match any outfit.


These are some of the supplies I used to alter the flower.  In this picture you can see what the flower looked like before I altered it. I purchase a very inexpensive bunch of flowers from a big box craft store.  I took the flower completly apart, it had three layers of petals.  I used 50's Diner-Aqua DolceTropical-Snow Cone and White Gelatos®.  I used the Light Blue #154 Stamper's Big Brush Pen, Gesso, Stipple Brush and Dot Dabber.  I also used a few metal embellishments.


To start I applied the 50's Diner-Aqua Dolce Gelato® on each of the petals and then I blended the color using a Dot Dabber.  


Next I applied the Tropical-Snow Cone Gelato® on each of the petals.  I started in the center and went about half way up.  Then I used the Stipple Brush and a little water to blend the colors.


Once all of the flower petals were dry I went around the outer edges of the petals with Stamper's Big Brush Pen Light Blue #154.  I worked in small sections and blended the color with my finger as I went along.  


To brighten the flowers up a little I applied the  White Gelato® to most of the flower except for the outer edges and used a baby wipe to lightly blend the color.  Then I added a little more of the Tropical-Snow Cone Gelato® to make the raised areas of the petal pop.  Lastly I edged all of the petals with diamond stickles.


I applied two layers of the Gesso to the metal embellishments and then lightly sanded them to reveal the metal.


I wanted to make the flower a little fuller so I added some lace.  I cut ten 2 x 2 squares of lace.  To create the lace triangels fold the lace in half but have the corners offset.


Then fold the lace piece in half again keeping the corners offset.  Add a dot of hot glue at the point down at the bottom of the lace piece to hold it in place.


Next, hot glue the lace pieces in between the petals.  Once all of the lace is glued on add another flower on top and add more lace.  Then add the last flower on top and glue the metal embellishments in the center and add a piece of bling.  


Here is another close up picture of the flower once it was glued on to a matching headband.  

I know it might look like a lot of steps to alter this flower but it really came together pretty quick and I think the end result is totally worth it!  The flower is so pretty and I love the fact that you can use Gelatos® and Stamper's Big Brush Pens to design the headbands to match any outfit.  

Thank you so much for stopping by the Design•Memory•Craft Blog today and I hope you enjoyed the altered flower tutorial.  




Faber-Castell Design•Memory•Craft

Gelatos®:   50's Diner-Aqua Dolce (770163), Tropical-Snow Cone (770162), White (770150)

Stamper's Big Brush Pens:  Light Blue #154 (770007)

Gesso, Stipple Brush, Dot Dabber

Silk Flower, Lace, Headband, Metal Embellishments (ButterBeeScraps) Hot Glue, Bling, Diamond Stickles

HeidiHeidi Blankenship  Hello, my name is Heidi Blankenship and I live in Minnesota with my husband Eric and two boys, Dusty and Evan. I have been involved with paper crafting for over twenty years. I was introduced to stamping in 1988 and over the years, I have taught many classes at the local stamping and scrapbooking stores. I love to create a large spectrum of projects with a broad range of styles, but I lean towards the vintage, artsy style. I’ve been very fortunate to work with some wonderful companies in the industry.  I am currently on the Spellbinders Blog Team, JustRite Papercraft Blog Team, Discount Cardstock, Really Reasonable Ribbon Special Events Design Team, The Rubber Café Glue-ista Team and Julianna Hudgins Positively Me Design Team.   


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Meihsia Liu

This is gorgeous, Heidi. Love it! ^_^


wow! thanks for letting us know we can up-cycle flowers we already have and customize them to match whats in our closets!...

I'm going to make these useing all those 1-of-a-kind lost vintage earing pairs i have been saving : )


Teresa Horner

Saw this on the facebook wall and thought I would stop over and let you know how gorgeous this came out! You did a really beautiful job, as always.. Love your work :) Have a great day..

Liz O.

This is absolutely beautiful Heidi!!! Thank you for sharing!
Have a wonderful day!

Donna Jones

Beautiful :-)

Dani M.

Great idea, and so pretty!


Thanks for the tutorial, I can't wait to give these a try!


Wow Heidi that headband is just beautiful and a tutorial was perfect you made it look so easy thank you for showing all of us your awesomeness. Mucho hugs, Anna


So pretty!! Thanks so much for doing the tutorial for it cause I am so going to make these!

Larissa Heskett  =)

SO PRETTY!! I LOVE the finished photo too!!
THANKS for sharing the Tutorial and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Sherry Lowmaster

Sooo pretty!!!

patricia p.

Well to me all the work is worth it. This is really pretty and so feminine and is a lovely accessory to any outfit.
It really dresses her up and makes her look very pretty.

Good job...well done and all that. LOL



This is so beautiful and oh so feminine Heidi!! I love the colors of Gelato's that you used on this. I love working with Gelato's...I have all the colors that they have in the product line.

Thank you for the easy to follow tutorial. Another beautiful project well done by you Heidi!! Thanks for sharing.

Hugs ♥

Elena Olinevich

such a great tutorial, awesome flower

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