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 If I said I was back, would you believe me? Blogging is complicated, and there are so many "get rich quick" blogging schemes that make it look like you are a lost cause if you are not currently earning money blogging. And why are you even blogging if you don't have multiple streams of income and entertainment. If you don't have a brand? I do have this website, but I do not have Instagram, Twitter, TikTok (you don't want to see me dance), or whatever is next.  Heck, I haven't even updated this since before the pandemic. So why am I here, writing about being back and then, probably ghosting for another two years? Life has been rough. It's been painful and overwhelming. I am so thankful for you my readers, or what is left of you. I am so thankful you are reading this post. I am so thankful that you are still committed to making the world a more exciting and more sustainable place.  Keep up-cycling my friends, and you never know, I might be back again with an

Upcycled Flower Headband Tutorials (Earwarmers, Yes Please!)

If you missed it I posted this lovely tutorial last Monday over at:


The idea started because I need to have warm ears when I run.

I also have a serious need to look cute when I run (notice the running skirt). It gets cold in Cleveland and I want to be warm and look stylish when I shop, take the kids to school, and do just about anything.

So how do you look cute with a headband? Add an easy flower made of an old upcycled shirt of course.

You will need:

  • Headbands (I bough mine at JoAnn Fabrics for $1.49 each)
  • An old satin shirt or skirt (Thrift it! You will find amazing designs, colors, and prices)
  • Hot glue
  • A candle
  • Brads
  • A sparkly button (optional)
 Start by cutting your repurposed satin fabric (This was an old Limited brand shirt) into six circles of varying sizes.

I like to stack them on top of each other to make sure that they are truly varying in size. Not necessary, but kind of fun.

You will begin to singe the edges of the reused fabric. I like to work with a relatively new candle and then I just slowly work the fabric around as it melts into a crinkly round floral leaf. Make sure that the edges are truly singed so they do not fray.

Once you are done you will stack the upcycled satin rounds from largest to smallest and work your brad through the middle of it. You will pierce the brad through the headband.

Here is the front:

Take a little hot glue and glue the bottom leaf to the headband.

If you were going to add a little sparkly bling you would place a button or jewel on top of the brad.

Now put on your headband and enjoy!

Thank you so much for letting me share this headband tutorial at A Crafty and Creative Christmas and please come visit me at www.thetshirtdiaries.com for more fun eco-friendly holiday gift ideas.

Happy Upcycling,



Felecia Cofield said…
Love how you make even a simple headband look so pretty!
Regina said…
So cute and great tut!! I have been making fabric flowers myself for the Angel program here. I do hope the Li'l girls will like them. They are so addicting once you start making though, aren't they? LOL
Nueyer said…
That's adorable!!

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