Fluttery Fairy Wands and Sweet Headbands!!


Fairy tale wands!

Sweet flower headbands...are just some more of the amazing items you can create using the Epiphany Craft Studio Tools and our outstanding GlueArts adhesives!!

Today we have two more projects that we feel certain you'll love! Designer Lesley Langdon has just what every little girl (and big!) would love to wear in their hair! And Designer Ania Lexander has what we know she'll want to carry!!! Two perfect crafts for girls of all ages!!! And best of all...our GlueArts products make creating these projects a piece of cake!

Change It Up Hair Band!
Designer: Lesley Langdon

I once had an idea for velcro, that I bought 6 meters of the stuff, and never used it. So today, I bring it out to show you how to make a cute headband that can be changed up whenever you feel like it!

This headband requires you to use a sewing machine, or if you are particularly handy with a needle and thread, you can try it that way too.

Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Epiphany Crafts Frayed Felt Flowers (Cherry, Clover)
Epiphany Crafts Star Felt Flowers (Mint, Whimsey)
Epiphany Crafts Studio Tool (Heart)
Epiphany Crafts Bubble Caps (Hearts)
May Arts Ribbon
Spellbinder Die Templates (S4-112 Classic Ovals SM, S4-116 Standard Circles SM)
Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine
Cosmo Cricket DeLovely Patterned Paper
Sewing Machine

1. Measure length of ribbon for your headband based on the head of the recipient (approx. 15"). Fold both ends up about 1/4 inch and stitch.
2. Sew on opposing pieces of velcro on each end of the ribbon (a small piece(approx 1 inch) to grab, and a long strip (approx 4 inches) to offer a range of tightness.
3. Take 3 strips of velcro and sew onto canvas (repeat), use a die template to cut an oval and a circle. Once the shapes are cut, sew around edges and then sew the two pieces together so that they overlap. Sew piece onto the ribbon headband a little off center.
4. To dress up and prepare the Epiphany Crafts flowers, die cut 5 small ovals out of the velcro, use your Glue Arts Glue Gun to adhere the velcro ovals to the backs of flowers (make sure it is the opposite piece of velcro to be able to stick to the headband.

5. Use the Epiphany Crafts Studio Tool (hearts) and apply paper to the epoxy bubble cap (hearts) by punching the tool. Adhere the heart bubbles to the felt flowers with Glue Arts Hot Glue.

6. Now create your custom headband, arrange and rearrange flowers until you reach the desired look.


Designer: Ania Lexander

Glue Arts:
Glue Glider Pro: Repositionable adhesive
Extreme adhesive squares: regular and micro
U cut it - 3d adhesive foam blanks

Epiphany Crafts:
SST-14 Round 25
SST-03 Heart 14
Felt embellishment

Tulle, papers from Pink Paislee (Cupid collection), bakers twine, wood dowels

 The base is a butterfly-template found on the Internet. Simply google "butterfly template" and chose the results to be shown as "pictures" - and pick the shape that fancies you. I read this tip from some blog, I'm afraid I don't recall which one atm, that if you wanted to keep certain butterfly-templates, you could transfer the pattern to sturdy chipboard and thus be able to keep the template. I thought this was a nice idea, so that's the first thing I did.

Using the repositionable adhesive I attached the pattern to the chipboard and cut around the shape. This yields a nice, sturdy template you can use again and again.
Chose a patterned paper (I picked papers from Pink Paislee's Cupid-collection for my girly project) and trace around your template.

Then I prepared the small expoxy-hearts I wanted to use. 
The next step was using the large extreme adhesive square around the top-ish of the wooden stick, to fasten the twine with and hold it in place. Simply wrap the square of adhesive around the stick.
Tie the twine around it.
Using the smaller extreme adhesive squares, attach it to the back of the epoxy-hearts.
Place w/the end of the twine and attach the second heart upon again, sandwiching the twine w/extreme adhesive.
As for the other end of the twine I wanted to attach a different embellishment to it; the felt shape.
With a larger epoxy-circle attached to the back of it. Both were attached using the larger extreme 
adhesive squares.

More felt embellishment: These green circles were originally in three layers: I removed the smallest/top layer and replaced them with letters and numbers instead. This wand was for my daughters 6th birthday, hence the letter A for her name and the number 6 for her age.

Again I used extreme adhesive squares for this.

I wanted to attach tulle to the wand, so more extreme adhesive squares were rolled around the stick in preparation for the tulle to stick.

Then it's time to attach the butterflies, with adhesive along the middle part plus 3d foam around it as shown in the picture.
Place the other butterfly carefully upon the first one and tada - you've got yourself a butterfly-wand your little one will love and adore! Mine surely did!

Inspiring wouldn't you agree!

Now we know seeing all these ideas makes you very anxious to make something yourself! So  if you would like to win some goodies, simply leave us a comment...let us know what you like and we'll enter you to win this assortment of a:

Epiphany Shape Studio Tool Heart 14, the Shape Studio Accessories Bubble Heart 14 epoxies, 3 packs of their brand new felt flowers, GlueArts 2-pack refill of our High Tac Adhesive, Vellum Adhesive, our 3D Combo Pac and last but not shown...our GlueArts Extreme Adhesive Squares which are a MUST HAVE for the Epiphany tools!

Simply leave us a comment today and we'll enter you to win this sweet assortment of products! We'll pick a random winner next Monday to enjoy the goodies!

And once again we have a bonus post this week! Wait till you see what Linda made! Tune in tomorrow for more ways to accessorize with GlueArts and Epiphany Crafts!!
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