how to make a boxed veil + flower headband

I wanted to find a bunch of vintage hats for all the girls coming to Imani's tea party birthday party this weekend, but I couldn't find enough. And those I could find...were like $35!! Ridiculous.

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(photo sources here + here)

So instead, I decided to make headbands that are sort of a mix between the flower crowns that are so popular these days, and fascinators that were so popular in years past.

(Unless you're Kate, of course... in which case fascinators are very much still in style)

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They were so simple to make...I absolutely love how they turned out!

Here's the quick diy!

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ITEMS NEEDED:

fabric covered headband, boxed veil, faux flowers, thread, needle, scissors, wire cutter, glue gun (with glue)

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Cut a strip of the boxed veiling at perhaps the 3 inch mark.

Just eyeball it, don't worry about measuring.

(I found a spool of this veiling at Hobby Lobby, right by the ribbon section)

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Pierce your needle (and thread) through the little openings in the boxed veil, going through every other square.

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Once you've looped in and out of the previous step and have reached the end of the veil, synch it tightly but don't yet cut the thread.

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Place the veil on the headband in the spot you'd like it (I did mine just lower than the halfway point) and wrap the thread around the headband tightly, then sew a few seams into the fabric of the headband to make it secure.

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Next, cut your faux flower(s) with wire cutters, at the base of the bloom.

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Carefully squeeze the hot glue onto the back, and press onto the headband in your desired spot.

Note: If you're using leaves as well, I recommend glueing them on prior to the bloom.

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And done!

Above is what the back of mine look like.

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And here's the top/front!

Gorgeous, right?!

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I've made close to a dozen different styles for the girls, but here are a few of my favorites!

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I can't wait for the party and to take photos of the girls wearing them!!!

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beautifully simple diy Easter centerpiece

Are you needing a little inspiration for your Easter table?

This is one of my favorite diy's from last year. It's so simple and beautiful that I thought I'd share it again!

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I had initially made it years and yeeeaaars ago, when I hosted Easter at my first apartment. Let's not talk about how long ago that was. I have no idea where I came up with the idea, but it turned out lovely.

Want another fun little live flower project? {click here}

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Here in Denver no one buys outdoor flowers until Mothers Day weekend, because we have crazy unpredictable snows! The Guy at Home Depot even reminded me of this fact, bless him.

Assuring him I was doing an indoor project, he smiled and let me go on my merry little way.

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Once you've purchased your flowers, find a box {or really, the other way around would be better so you know how many to buy...}. This one carried some of our groceries from Costco. The only real specification is that it's low-ish and around the same height as your flower containers.

Because you're not planting the flowers in the box, they remain in their containers so you can plant them outside when your ready {or when your weather is}.

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You can use whatever moss you like, my favorite is the kind that comes in sheets from Hobby Lobby {they're in the floral section, near the grapevine wreaths}.

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Measure the height of your box, add an inch, and cut!

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Hot glueing the moss sheet is crazy easy, making sure the extra inch is at the top so you can fold it over and hide the rim of your box.

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When you get to the corners, cut in diagonal just long enough to reach the box.

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Fold over the moss and glue with your hot glue gun.

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Continue glueing the top, cut each corner diagonally, folding it in.

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Once the box is completed, place the flower containers inside, as closely together as possible. You want them to fit extremely tightly and have next to no gaps.

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Grabbing my favorite striped ribbon, I stretched it around the box, securing it with a pin. Then sprinkled a few faux robin eggs throughout.

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And voila! A gorgeous live centerpiece, just waiting to be planted once the weather is warmer!

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