Monday, May 3, 2010

Pants on the Ground...Pants on the Ground....

Ok-I had to use that as a title.
The pants I used weren't really on the ground,
but whatever....

8 had a birthday party on Saturday.
This was her third one in a week.
I was not going to spend any more money on birthday gifts.
So-I made them.
Now, this is not anything new for me-I make birthday gifts all the time.
My supplies were a little um....

I was doing laundry the other day (my least favorite thing to do)
and went to put a pair of leggings that had a whole in them in the trash.

I thought to myself-
Self..don't throw those away-you can use the fabric.
Yes-I talk to myself often.
Whatever...doesn't everyone do that?

I threw them in my fabric stash and forgot about them.

So...Saturday I was quickly trying to make a gift and thought...
Use the leggings for a headband.
Again-I was talking to myself.

I got to cutting. I took these...

and cut them up.
first like this...
then into a strip
I needed the "headband" to be a little longer so I glued two pieces together.
Now, let me remind you-I don't sew. AT ALL
So the hot glue was the tool of choice.

I made some rosettes with fabric, ribbon and buttons.
Then-I glued them on the headband. (aka-the strip of leggings)
I  added some more rosettes that I made out of scraps of fabric
I also used some buttons to "funk" it up a bit.
I just hot glued everything on.

Are you a little confused on how this is a headband?
You just tie it around your head.
The knit fabrics works great for these because they stay in your hair without pulling, slipping or sliding out of place.

I LOVE how it turned out.
So did 8-she wanted to keep it.
It was the favorite  present at the party.
Score! cost-free!
Gotta love it!!

Not too bad for some pants that were once on the ground!
(lame..I know!!)

Hooking up:
Keeping it Simple
It's so very Cheri
DIY Showoff 
Persimmon Porch 
Sumo's Sweet Stuff


  1. lookin like a fool with yo' pants on the ground...Not lame. I love singing that song, but what I love more is your headband. I need to start making birthday gifts....there are way too many around here. Thanks for the idea.

  2. Haha...I love the title, Tausha! What a cute idea! :)

  3. So dang adorable!! I need to look at the pants you used!

  4. Very nicely done! There's a reason I hesitate to throw anything out.

  5. Oooh! I LOVE that headband. It is quite fabulous! Thanks for linking!

    Andrea @

  6. Love this! I need one of those for ME!!!! Soooo cute!

    And girl...I am so glad you found me again! You better click follow so you won't lose me! I made sure I was following this blog now! I am loving it!!!!

  7. glad you didn't throw that away!!! looks too cute! I would love it if you joined our link party over here:

    Have a great weekend!


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