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Weekend Project: DIY Flower Headband Crown

Welcome back to another tutorial!  Today, we’re going to make easy DIY Flower Headbands, or crowns. These are a fun way to add a little magic to your everyday life as well as any costumes that might need a special accessory.

Warning!  While making these I have found that just using tacky or school glue just doesn’t cut it, so I used hot glue.  If you are doing this with children, PLEASE SUPERVISE!  We do not want your children to get burned!

So, to start, here are a couple of pictures of all the stuff you might need.  I took one before I started, and one after.  In the before, you can see the pile of flowers and leaves I had.


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Last week when I was searching up images for my tutorial article on tabards, I stumbled upon the above image and was shocked by what I saw. You see, this humble image was made by none other than Yours Truly, using Microsoft Paint, approximately 15 years ago. I clicked the link and– what do you know– a handful of garb tutorials I made ‘way back in the Iron Age when I was single!

I know more than I did back then, of course (like how to use Photoshop…) but I think that the tutorials really have stood the test of time, and can be of use to first-time garbers even now. Have a look for yourself!

Let us know what you think in the comments, and if you made anything using these tutorials, I would giggle like a five-year-old if you showed me.

Making Your First Garb: the Tabard

A lot of people are nervous at the idea of making garb for themselves. If you think that making garb is just for people who have years of sewing experience– or even a sewing machine– think again. You don’t have to drop money on patterns, and you don’t even need to go to the fabric store for this. The beauty of much medieval clothing, especially early medieval, is that it’s simple to make; but with just a few adjustments, can be changed and adapted and personalized. Today, I’m going to show you how to make one of the simplest and most versatile of medieval garments: the tabard.

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