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Every beginning is only a sequel, after all, and the book of events is always open halfway through.

So here’s the promised tutorial for the cupcake headband I wore for my California Gurl inspired costume!

Project: cupcake headband
Difficulty level: medium

Step 1: Gather your supplies! You will need: a plain headband, ribbons, super glue or hot glue gun, a plastic bottle cap, felt fabric or cosmetic cotton pads, small beads and sequins.

Step 2: Wrap the plain headband in ribbon. Choose a ribbon of the color you want your headband to be, and glue the end of the ribbon to one end of the headband. Wrap the ribbon around the headband, overlapping a bit, and gluing it down every few turns. If your headband is already in the color you want, you can skip this step.

Step 2: Take a length of ribbon in the color you want the base of your cupcake to be. Glue one end of the ribbon to the inside of plastic bottle cap. Then start wrapping the ribbon around the bottle cap as shown below.

Keep wrapping until the whole bottle cap is covered. Cut off the excess ribbon and secure the end by gluing or sewing a few stitches. Now you have the base of the cupcake! The exposed edges of the ribbons resemble the folds in a cupcake liner :)

Step 4: Take the felt or cotton pads and cut them into 5 or so circles. The biggest circle should be around the same size as the base, and each successive one is slightly smaller. These will become the top of the cupcake.

Step 5: Arrange the felt/cotton circles from biggest to smallest, adjusting their sizes if needed. When the pile of circles look like icing on a cupcake, glue them together.

Step 6: Decorate your cupcake! Glue beads, sequins, and anything else you like to the top of your cupcake.

Step 7: Assemble your cupcake by gluing the base and the top together. Your cupcake is now finished!

Step 8: Attach the cupcake to the headband. You can glue it, or, if you want to use the cupcake later for something else, pass a ribbon through one of the ribbons on the base and tie it to the headband.

Tie a bow with the ribbon or just leave it hanging.

You’re done! Now you can wear your cupcake headband with pride :) The little cupcakes are super cute by themselves too and can be used as pin cushions, Christmas ornaments, or just looking so sweet on your desk.


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