I bought a glue gun. It might not have been the wisest of decisions but so far I'm having fun and have learned a few lessons.
A couple of weeks ago I scored about 3 yards of some pleated rainbow ribbon in a yard sale for a dollar. I wasn't sure what to do with it but knew I could think of something. While perusing crafting blogs I've seen several posts about quick and easy homemade headbands. A little bulb went off and I headed to Joann's, 40% coupon in hand. Then I went to Walmart for some cheap fabric covered headbands. Two hours after the idea I had results - nothing like instant gratification:
The head bands were fairly easy but for me a little messy. So I thought I would share some lessons learned:
1) glue guns are HOT!
2) hot glue will hurt your finger tips
3) glue sticks when hot - everywhere and everything it touches
4) cover the surface that you are working on unless you want to scrap glue off of it. (See example of an uncovered ironing board)
I thought I had a brilliant idea to keep embroidered ribbon from unraveling but it failed.