Singed Flower and Kneehigh Headband TUTORIAL

Here’s how I made my Singed Flower headband from last week. Several of you said you’d made tons of these, and I’ve only done a handful, so if you have a better way, helpful tips, or want to add something, let me know and I’ll add it in.
  • organza fabric made of 100% nylon, rayon, or polyester (you don’t need much, scraps will do)
  • lighter
  • scissors
  • small piece of felt
  • pins
  • low heat glue gun
  • brad for flower center
  • knee highs, nylons, or tights (feel free to use that pair of nylons that snagged when you opened them!)
  • about 3″ of coordinating ribbon

To Make a Singed Flower:

Cut circles out of fabric. Make each circle about 3/4″ bigger than the previous. I like to use at least 4 circles (I know I only pictured 3, it was late and I was watching American Idol :) I free hand my circles. I like the look of not being perfect. So my circles end up being a little oblongish. Here’s roughly circle size I used: 1 1/4″,
1 1/2″, 1 3/4″ and 2 1/4″ for the biggest. (I like the outer circle to be slightly bigger.)  
Use your lighter and singe the edges of all your circles. Be sure to be aware of what is around you so that you don’t start a fire :)
I like to curl the edges a little by heating the sides too.
Left is before singeing, and the right is after singeing. 
After all circles have been singed, stack them on top of each other.
For this next step, find something heat resistant like a cookie sheet. Heat a pin with the lighter for a few seconds and poke it through the center of the circles. Hot hot pin will melt right through.
But the brad in the center.
Use a low heat glue gun and glue a small piece of felt to the back of the flower. Singed flower is done! yay!
To Make a baby headband from a Knee high (or nylons, tights, etc)
If you’re using a knee high, cut off the toe and elastic top.
If you’re using baby tights, cut the toe off and then cut a 12″ section from the leg.
Fold in half.
Sew ends together. Will be stretchy, so it is easiest to start 1/4″ in and then back-stitch.
See how straight mine is…or not. lol The stretchy material makes it hard. But don’t worry. We’ll cover it up :)
Next, pin down each side of the seam 1/2 way down.
Then sew across. Should look something like this.
Next, using your low heat glue gun, glue the ribbon around the seam to finish the ends (and cover my lovely crocked seams :)
*But there is an alternate ending. Scroll down past this next pic to see a different option.*
Then glue flower to the ribbon and you’re done!
If you’re looking for a practical way to reuse the headband with different flowers and clips, here’s another option for you:
Hot glue a strip of elastic or ribbon around the seam but only glue one side to the headband, leaving one side with room to slip a clip through.
That way you can make different flowers and only have to make one headband. Just be sure to put your flowers on clips.
*With singed flowers though, they are so delicate and mine are small, so the clip is very visible. My preference for singed flowers is to glue them directly onto the headband. That’s just me.*
Phew! That was a long one! Ok, now I’m going to watch Idol with Davis.

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    This really turned out fantastic!!! What a great idea!

  2. 2

    These are also cute with the flowers cut out in a loose flower shape, the petals curl individually. I'll post some in a couple days, do you mind if I link to your post?

  3. 3

    Thanks for the great tute. Your flowers look great!

  4. 4

    Great step-by-step tutorial…can't wait to try it.

  5. 5

    So fun! I seriously love making these as well. You make such fabulous things!

  6. 6
    Amanda @ Serenity Now

    Great tutorial, Linda!! :) Love those singed flowers!

  7. 7
    Us Bailey's

    Thanks! I may just try this out — they are sooooo cute!

  8. 8

    Thanks for the tutorial! I will get started just as soon as I get home from work!

  9. 10
    Lanie Ree

    Thank you for the tutorial! Now I have presents to make for all the baby showers out here.

  10. 11

    Instead a lighter I use a candle to singe the edges… saves my fingers from having to hold the lighter in an on position. I also get super creative with the centers by putting buttons or beads in there… really anything goes with these flowers and they are sooo satisifing to make… plus you get to play with fire ;)

  11. 12

    This is such a great idea, I love using a knee high for a headband, those baby headbands are so expensive. Do you have a heat gun like used for embossing powder? I'm thinking it would be hot enough to melt the edges of the flower and so much safer! I'm putting your blog in my favorites, I love it!

  12. 13

    EW! Thanks! I had to feature this!

  13. 15

    I hope it's OK that I put this amazing tutorial on my blog!!

  14. 16

    Thank you! I've wanted to learn how to make these singed flowers since the first time I saw some!

  15. 18

    Instead of elastic to put around the center I put bias tape according to the color of the headband. It looks neat and nice. :) Love the flower by the way!

  16. 19
    Dita Maulani

    Oh my…
    Your tutorial is very easy to comprehend! My to-make list is getting longer.
    Thank you for this great sharing of tutorial!


  17. 20

    I seldom leave comments on blogs, but you really impress me, also I have a few questions like to ask, what's your contact details?


  18. 21

    Hi! My flower is flat as a pancake. How did you heat the middle to make it curl? Thanks!

  19. 22
    Kate Vickers

    Awesome tutorial! Love it. I'm going to try this out for scrapbooking embellishments. If it works out. I might make headbands for my two girls. :)

  20. 23
    Kate Vickers

    Awesome tutorial! Love it. I'm going to try this out for scrapbooking embellishments. If it works out. I might make headbands for my two girls. :)

  21. 24

    Amazingggg tutorial!! What a fun idea! Great job… Thanks for sharing… :)

  22. 25
    Lil Mama Stuart

    what a good idea with reusing nylons!

  23. 26
    singapore florist

    where did you learn all of these fabulous things?