Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Easy & Fun Flower Headband Slider

I have seen so many great tutorials about fusing plastic bags together, and making a tote bag out of recycled plastic is way up there on my massively long crafting to-do list. Because I am tentative about these things I decided to make something small first. I need to get comfortable with the technique and familiarize myself with what the resulting "fabric" will be like before I haul off on a tote bag!

So I made a little flower, which turned into a headband slider, which I really like. It's soft and flexible and up close you can't tell at all that it is from a grocery bag. In person the pattern looks abstract. I'll try to get a good action shot of it tonight at the movies.

I followed this tutorial to fuse the bags together, then I used a couple of different Sizzix dies to punch the flowers. The plastic is really easy to work with and you could easily cut the shapes out with scissors if you don't have flower die cutters. Next I glued my flowers together, sewed on a button and then glued the whole thing to a couple of pieces of felt. I had already hand stitched the felt around the headband so that it would be snug, but so that I could remove it if I like.

The plastic fabric is really fun to work with, I can't wait to make more. Has anyone else used this stuff? What did you make?

I hope your Wednesday is keeping
calm and carrying on!

I linked up at:

Somewhat Simple


  1. Nice headband, Cheryl! I took a look and followed the link to the fused-plastic-bag directions and now I want to fuse some plastic bags and make...something with them!
    Thanks. I also love your subheading about the gluestick. Cute!

  2. I can't wait to try this out! Thank you!

  3. Very cute! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Love the headband! It turned out really cute!
    Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!

  5. Love this idea! I would love to feature it on Reduce, Reuse, UPcycyle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

  6. Courtney RosehartMarch 12, 2012 at 7:11 AM

    Amazing and simply adorable! I would love to try this, it looks fun!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!

    Happy crafting,
    Courtney Rosehart