Thursday, July 3, 2014

4th of July headband and glasses {Tombow}

I told you that July was going to be a busy month around my little old blog, and I'm proving it to be true! Thanks to everyone who stopped this week! If you missed yesterday's seaside summer decor, scroll on down after you read this! Today, I'm back AGAIN with another project, just in time for the Fourth of July. Seriously - you can totally whip together this bandana headband, and starry sunglasses TODAY.  It's perfect for kids, but I'll be honest, I'll probably steal this from my kids and give it a whirl.

My kids and I wanted to put together some patriotic headbands - there are tons of cute ideas online. I busted out my new nesting star dies, from Technique Tuesday, and a stack of craft foam and started die-cutting away. We pulled some pipe cleaners out of the craft box, and a couple of bandanas we already had.
The kind folks at Tombow gave me their new XTreme Permanent Adhesive to try out, and it was perfect for this project. It's super strong, (5x stronger than their standard tape runner) and it's totally held up to my wild and crazy boys. After die-cutting a bunch of stars, I put adhesive on the back of one, and started layering them together with a pipe cleaner in between.
Once they were done, the boys and I twisted and curled the pipe cleaners. Then I folded up the bandana, making sure the final fold was facing UP. After tying the bandanas around their heads, I just tucked the pipe cleaners in. And since we had some stars leftover, we decided to jazz up these inexpensive sunglasses we had hanging around! PERFECTION. The boys look amazing, I must say!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

PS. I'd love it if you'd stop by to visit my friends at Tombow USA! They have fabulous adhesives,  plus all sorts of terrific drawing supplies! I'm in love with their Irojiten colored pencils - and I just saw they're even on SALE right now! (Very tempting!!!!) 
Visit Tombow on Facebook, or on the Tombow blog! Have a great day! 

PSS. For another Tombow adhesive project, check out my Mini Color Book, featuring Tombow's Fastener Tabs!

1 comment:

Susan aka Mimi said...

Your models are adorable! They really "MAKE" the decorations soooo appealing!!!!

I would hire them anytime.