Orange Sweater Headband with a Burlap Flower

Well, it's time for another installment of "It All Started with This Yard Sale Find..." I told you when I made the Orange Sweater Pumpkin Vase that I had more projects coming.

This Orange Sweater Headband with a Burlap Flower is the next one to show you.

Remember when I cut off the excess piece from the turtleneck to make the vase? Well, I'm using that bit that would have been discarded. It is the perfect size and elasticity for a headband.

Here's what I used: left over turtleneck piece of Orange Sweater, orange burlap, felt, green burlap, button, glue gun and a brooch pin.

Let's put together the flower, shall we? Start with 5 round pieces of burlap (about 3 1/2 to 4 inch diameter) Adhere one piece of burlap to the felt with hot glue. (felt should be a circle also).

Next fold a piece of burlap in half, put some glue in the center of that and fold again in half to make a "triangle".

Pinch the point together, being careful not to burn yourself. Repeat with the other 3 pieces of burlap.

Next, put some hot glue near the center of the burlap covered felt to adhere the 4 petals to the base.

Press down firmly to make sure the petals stay attached.Tuck in some green burlap with a little glue on it between the petals and the base, and glue a button in the center.

Hot glue or sew a brooch pin on the back.

Attach to the turtleneck remnant of the Orange Sweater. Put it on a cute girl and... Voila!

I will say this, I was looking at that leftover piece of sweater, not sure what to do with it. My creative girl took one glance, picked it up and said, "Mom, look, it can be a headband!"This was a slap the forehead moment. Of course, it could be a headband! A little wider and it could have been ear warmers too.

As for the Burlap Flower, it can be used on a headband, attached to purse, or even as a fun punch of color on a denim jacket this fall. The possibilities are endless!

Anyway, I'm still working on more projects from this beautiful sweater. I feel like I should give it a name. But then again, I don't want to get too attached, seeing as how it's gonna be cut up to pieces. That doesn't bode well for our future together. I shall stick to Orange Sweater. Thanks for coming by for a visit!
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  1. Cute girls are so creative! xx

  2. Very cute indeed! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us

  3. It's amazing how knitted items can be repurposed. Cute bow!

  4. Super cute idea! Love the flower too!Thanks for sharing!

    Great project, love it! Thanks for sharing!
    Enjoy your day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  5. Multi purpose sweater! Love this idea too!

  6. So impressive! This is such a nice 'fall' fashion idea! :) Mmmm..that would be a good post idea! You are right, that flower would look good in a LOT of places. I'm picturing it on a blue jean bag! I missed your previous adventures with this sweater. I'll have to go back and check it out. Can't wait to see what you come up with next! :)

  7. So creative and beautiful! I love the color orange too. :)

    Stephanie @

  8. Nici! This is such a cute idea! I wonder if you would like to share it for Fresh-Cut Friday? I think it would be a perfect addition. :) Anything floral!

    Have a great weekend!

  9. A very new definition of "Fresh-Cut" flower! Clever and I love it!! Linda

  10. I never would have thought to make something like this! What a cool idea :) You have a great (and creative) model there, Nici!

  11. This is absolutely adorable, so creative!

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