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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Blinged Out Band:.

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With three little girls, it’s not often that I make things for myself. And if we’re being super honest here, I actually ended up making some of these for them, too. BUT, I did start this project with the intent to make something for me: some blinged out bands!

Blinged Out Band - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

I was treated to quite the supply of Bling on a Roll from Darice, and I knew it would be perfect to make a little something for myself.

Here’s what you need:

- Bling on a Roll
- elastic (or a pre-made elastic headband)
- hot glue/gun

Blinged Out Band - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

This bling is fantastic! It rolls out super easily, and you can cut it to whatever length you need for your project. It comes in different widths and colors, and there are so many fun ways to use it!

I started out by cutting the bling to the length I wanted it to be. I was using pre-made headbands, so I knew that I couldn’t cover the entire headband and have it still stretch. So I cut mine just to go over the top of my head. If I had been using elastic then I could have made the bling as long as I wanted and accommodated with the extra elastic to fit and give stretch. See, different ways, different looks!

Blinged Out Band - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

I found the middle of the headband, and then the middle of my piece of bling and hot glued them together.

Blinged Out Band - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Then I just slowly glued out from the middle to the end of the bling, stretching the elastic slightly.

Blinged Out Band - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Halfway there!

Blinged Out Band - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Repeat on both sides.

Blinged Out Band - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Then go ahead and make a couple more because you love them and they take no time at all!

Blinged Out Band - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Now you’re ready to glam up your everyday outfit with a little bling! I know that I sure appreciate anything that makes being home with my kiddos (which I love) a little more glamorous! But these are perfect for work, church, date nite….pretty much anywhere! I may even sport one of these babies to zumba!

Blinged Out Band - Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Darice also offers adhesive backed Gemz, which come in a variety of colors as well. I can't wait to create with these!

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  1. Oooh! These are fun!! I could see myself wearing these all over!

    Kassi @ Truly Lovely

  2. What a cute idea. I'm a fitness instructor, so I'm always looking for ways to look cute in my workout gear!

    xo Amy Allender

  3. You look adorable!! Cute headbands!

  4. So simple, and makes such an impact! Love it!


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