Blog Swapping With Blue Cricket Design!

Today I'm excited to introduce you all to Becca! She's the sweetest thing, so hard-working and so creative! (Not to mention one of those bloggers that post every day-how do they do that??) Be sure to give her a warm welcome, and go check out her blog! And if you miss me, I'm over at her "house" today :o)

Well Hello Hello! I'm Becca from Blue Cricket Design and I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be here today! Remeber when you were a kid and you couldn't sleep because it was Christmas Eve or you were going on a fun trip soon!?! Well that's how I've felt all week! I just adore Disney and this here blog and to be here is pretty darn exciting!

I too have a tiny place on the web that I like to share my creative adventures! Blue Cricket Design is my collection of project ideas, sewing how to's, recipes, giveaways and more! I've become one of those people who see's everything in a step by step tutorial! Sort of crazy I know! And it's rubbing off on the fam...the other day I caught my girls pretending to make a tutorial for "the blog" on "How to make Cinnamon Toast!" Not quite sure if I should be proud or beg for their forgiveness!

I had the perfect tutorial in mind for you all today! Seeing as though This is "Ruffles and Stuff" I had to do something with Ruffles right!!!

So here you go new friends! Here is my Ruffles Ribbon Headband just for you....

What you'll need:
  • Two 20" cut pieces of 1 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Straight Pins
  • Headband
  • Sewing Machine
  • Hot Glue gun and Glue

It's simple really! Just start gathering your ribbon and making pleats being sure to pin them in place as you go!

This is how it will look when it's been Ruffled or Pleated! Burn the edges of the ribbon with a lighter to prevent fraying.

Sew a straight stitch directly down the center!

Repeat the same thing on your second piece of ribbon but this time sew a straight stitch down the edge and not the center!

Using your Glue Gun glue the ruffled ribbon that has been sewn on the edge onto your headband. Glue it's sewn edge down. You will want it to cascade down the side.

And lastly glue on your other ruffled piece layering it on top of the first! Glue its center down.

I love keeping it versatile! This simple design allows you to add to it. I pin on broaches that can easily be changes to match any outfit!

Thanks so much for making me feel so at home! I'd love for all of you to come and say hello over at Blue Cricket Design! Be sure to come and join in on the "Show and Tell" fun every Wednesday when we all show off our latest and greatest projects at our linking party!

Thanks Disney! Your the best!


  1. i love the idea! thanx for gonna try it soon!

  2. Thanks Becca, a really cute and useful idea!

  3. Becca! Oh my gosh this is adorable! Simply adorable! I'm so glad Disney invited you to her blog because I now have 2 favorite blogs to visit daily! Thank you for sharing this. It is simply lovely. And PS, I love your writing style too!


  4. love the ruffled headband!!! And with all the options of changing out a colored piece on it...flower, brooch, my daughter is certainly going to need some of these. I still need to get past my fear of flowery/big things in my hair.

  5. Very cute! It reminds me of the hats women used to wear that were shaped like a really wide headband. I don't recall exactly what era- maybe the 20's? My mom used to have a bunch.

  6. Really pretty! I love how you can switch out the brooch to match your outfit : )

  7. Soo simple and soooo cute!!

    I ahve seen many headband tutorials, but this one is my fave!!!

    Love it and am saving it!!

  8. Fabulous!!

    I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:


  9. That's gorgeous and very classy. Thanks.

  10. So pretty and so cute. I love the idea

  11. it is beatiful. i like this. thanks a lot for your sharring.

  12. I love chic on little divas! Way cute :)

  13. Very cute. I love headbands and ribbon so I will definetely by trying this.

  14. Hi Becca,
    Thanks for sharing, so sweet, I love it! I love how versatile it is, so many ways to jazz it up!

    It was nice for you to visit!

  15. i just found you blog and im in love :) i just started my blog this month..
    I cant wait to get a sewing machine now lol you have such sweet DIY crafts!
    God bless you and Keep you
    Your new follower and fan

  16. RATS! Another awesome Becca project that I can't do because RATS I don't have a sewing machine! And seriously, my hand stitching is sooo not up to muster.


    I'll just look at the top of your head in these pictures and enjoy the view instead...

    at least you have pretty hair. Makes my visit all the lovelier. You know.

    And Disney, could you be just about the sweetest person ever? There are lots of sweet ladies in BlogLand I am finding. Good thing.

  17. THis is SOO cute...i will definitely be making this for my me and my girl this week!
    thanks for sharing!

  18. Thank you so much for this tutorial Becca! I've made a fabric flower broach and sewed my ruffeled ribbon. I'm going to glue them in tonight. I hope it turns out pretty like yours! I really appreciate that you bloggers take the time to show us all how to recreate your beautiful works of art! That's to you too Disney! All of your projects are so elegant and beautiful. I just feel so inspired by you guys. I'll email a pic if mine turns out well:)

  19. Thanks for the tip on burning the ribbon. I never knew an easy way to stop the unraveling.

  20. I haven't seen this headband idea yet! I think it turned out really cute! I'd love to share a link to this tutorial on February 9 on!

  21. I love Becca's blog -- the "Blue Cricket Design" is on my fave list and I read her every post! Tutorial blogs are my favorites and I admire anyone who takes the time to prepare a tutorial so others can learn how to make pretty things! The headband on this post is beautiful and my head is already spinning with ideas -- I can totally see myself using this technique to do all sorts of things, not only hair accessories. Thanks for sharing!


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