Welcome to Blog Spa Week – hosted by Elizabeth from Twelve Crafts Till Christmas and me!
Are you ready after the busyness of the holidays to have some pampering time?? I know I am!
I’m starting you off this week at the top – with a super soothing Oatmeal Facial and Spa Headband!
We’re going to start with the Headband first – because we can’t do a facial until we have a super cute accessory to hold our hair back. ;)
Isn’t it all cute and cozy?? Perfect for keeping your hair back during a facial or while washing your face!
Here’s what you need:
• Cotton Fabric – mine is a waffle weave I picked up at Joann’s.
You need a 28″ x 4″ piece – plus about 4″ x 28″ for the rosettes.
• Terry cloth fabric – I used an old towel.
You need the same size piece – 28″ x 4″.
• Piece of lace or other trim – I used hem facing.
You need 28″.
Cut out your cotton fabric. It should be 28″ x 4″. Fold your fabric in half and use a bowl or other curved item to mark the shape you’d like for the ends.
Use this piece as a pattern and cut out your terry cloth piece. Old towels work great for this because they are super soft. You can always buy terry cloth at the fabric store if you don’t want to use a towel.
On your cotton piece, sew your trim or lace down the center of the strip.
Lay your pieces right side together. Sew around all sides with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Leave an opening in the side for turning. Keep in mind it might need to be a bit wider than a normal turning space since the terry cloth is thick.
You should be thoroughly covered in terry cloth fuzz by now. ;)
Trim your curves and turn right side out.
Sew around the outside of the headband, 1/4″ from the edge. Make sure to sew the opening closed.
Cut two strips of velcro for the ends. You’ll need the hook and loop sides. Pin and sew the velcro at the ends of the headband, with a little space between the strips.
One side of the velcro will go on the outside and one side will go on the inside. Put the headband together the way you’ll wear it to check placement.
You ends should overlap now and cover the velcro.
Oooh. Cute but not quite finished!
I added two rosettes to the headband, made from the cotton fabric. One was a little larger than the other.
I sewed these on, rather than use glue, because I wanted the headband to still be washable.
There now, that’s better! It’s important to look as cute as possible during spa treatments. :)
Ok! Time for some pampering! I have a recipe for you for an Oatmeal Facial Mask!
4 Tablespoons Oatmeal
2 Tablespoons Dry Milk
2 Tablespoons Honey
2 Tablespoons Warm Water
Begin by grinding up the oatmeal. A good way to do this is in a Coffee grinder or a blender. You want a pretty fine powder.
Mix that with the dry milk.
Add in your honey and warm water. Mix well.
Fix yourself a pretty little dish for your facial and slice some cucumbers for your eyes. They are really refreshing. Add a glass of lemon water for something to drink.
So I had to try out the facial and make sure it worked – for quality control purposes only. ;)
I give up.
It’s hard to take a picture of yourself while trying not to drip oatmeal on your camera and actually get your whole face and cute headband in the shot.
Kudos to Little Miss Momma for doing it so well and being adorable at the same time.
There. You’ve had a good laugh. Don’t you feel refreshed?? ;)
You’ll feel refreshed after the facial too!
Apply the mask to your face, and neck if desired. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
The mask left my skin feeling softer and and really fresh. I liked the feeling of it cool on my face, but you could also put on the mask and then cover your face with a warm washcloth. That would be really relaxing.
Make sure you check back tomorrow – we have lots more for you and none of it includes any oatmeal-face pictures.
Blog Spa is sponsored by these great shops:
Barefoot Bath and Body
Elegant Rose Boutique
Amber’s Lemongrass Spa Shop
That sounds like exactly what I need, though i don’t think I’ll look near as cute as you do with it on! I can’t wait to see what else this week has to offer!
This is great! I can’t wait to try it!
That is a great hair band! I may need instructions for the flowers though! That oatmeal mask sounds lovely!
Emily @ Frilly Details says
I feel relaxed just reading your post! What a fun little headband and the oatmeal facial recipe sound very nice. Love the pictures! :)
LOVE it all! The spa headband and the oatmeal face mask! Thanks so much for 2 fun tutorials!
LOVE this! So super cute!!!
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says
Such a cute headband! I love the addition of the rosettes. The oatmeal mask sounds great. I could use some pampering, even its just doing it myself! Love the photos, Bev!! You still manage to look fab with oatmeal on your face. ;)
Cute headband! Can’t wait to try that oatmeal mask. I used to do masks ALL the time way back in High School. I think it’s about time to pamper myself. Thanks for sharing. Great pics! :-) And btw, I can’t take pictures of myself either and Little Miss Momma IS awesome at it!
Love this! I’m going to have to try this. thanks for sharing! Come to my linky party if you like
Hope to see you there :)
I’m going to have to try making one of those headbands.
I’ve been asked to consider a visit to Romania to work with a group of Gypsy girls that a missionary acquaintance works with. Teaching them some simple sewing projects they could sell in the local markets. I think these would be IDEAL!
I’m gonna try this at home! Could you include before and after pictures for treatments? Also, is this facial for all skin types?
I’ve been looking forward to spa week! I love this!
I’d love for you to link up to Inspire Me Mondays @ Singing Three Little Birds!
Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 says
The spa headband is so beautifully trimmed and detailed! I’d probably feel so gussied-up in it I might lose myself in girlishness and wear it out of the house, Oatmeal mask and all!
Oh how pretty! What a great giftable idea. Thanks so much for the how-to and the facial, I’ll be linking.
Mindy B. says
It’s working! You look gorgeous! :)
These headbands would be great gifts as well! Very cute. Of course the model is pretty too.
So beautiful! I love this.
Pattie @ Olla-Podrida says
How cute is this? And you made it.! Oh, boy, do I need one of these, the facial, and the entire overhaul!
It's a Keeper says
This looks great! I would love for you to link this or any of your projects or recipes to my blog hop @ It’s a Keeper Thursdays. http://www.everydaytastes.com/
Thanks so much for sharing!
cuuuuuuuuuuuuute headwrap! i love the colors, rosette, lace…everything!
This is too cute! I’m doing a spa day with my mom and sister in a few weeks and I almost want to make one to bring with me!
Bev I just love all your blog spa ideas you have been doing they are all so cute!!! Thanks for Linking up to Your so Very Creative @ Me Making Do I featured this at Featuring You Friday come check it out and grab a button if you’d like!http://memakingdo.blogspot.com/2011/01/featuring-you-friday_28.html
This is a great idea! I need one for washing my face!
Very Nice! I’ve been on the hunt for fabric flowers so I was drawn to this post. Thanks for sharing.
Sounds very refreshing now just to get rid of the teens and have a night where I can relax and enjoy a kit like this
Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 says
Bev, every week you blow me away with your creative projects. I’m so grateful for your generosity in sharing them with my readers at “A Little Birdie Told Me…” on Tuesdays!
Holly L says
Your self portraits are pretty darn good even with oatmeal on your face! That headband is too cute!
Terri Boltz says
wood luv 4 u to send me the instructions on how 2 make the rosettes on the spa headband. thanx,terri
I love this idea and have made two so far. The only issue I have is trying to find a lace like yours that looks the same on both sides. Also, I make fabric flowers but yours are nice and flat that don’t stick out so far. Could you let me know how you made them, to see what I am doing wrong? I want it to look just like yours!! Thanks :-D