I have been making a few felted wool flower brooches, and hair bands to sell at my sisterâ€™s store La Petite Fleur, and I needed a way to better display them. One morning on a little trip to Value Village, I came across a styro foam mannequin head. Odd, but useful to me, so I paid my $2.99 and brought it home, knowing it needed a little make-over, but that it would be perfect for displaying the hair bands. I also used an old tray, for displaying the pins.
The tray is from the dollar store, and while I was working on the Yellow Dessert Table, I painted it bright yellow thinking I might use it as a serving piece. I didnâ€™t use it, and itâ€™s been in the basement on a shelf for awhile. I wanted a shallow tray, and thought it would be perfect.
I decided to cover the head and the tray with simple torn brown paper. I ripped up some brown butcher paper into small pieces, and applied them to the tray and head with some watered down glue. I simply painted the item with glue, stuck on the paper, and painted over it again with the glue.
Here is the finished product, displaying the handmade felted wool flower brooches, and hair bands.
I filled the tray with black turtle beans, for texture. I love the way the white flowers look against the black.
Maddie wanted to model her hair band, I think itâ€™s so cute with her new hair cut, I canâ€™t guarantee yours will look quite this good 😉
The brooches are $19.95, and the hair bands are $24.95 available at La Petite Fleur in Uxbridge, or shipped to where ever you are, at an additional charge. I think theyâ€™d make a cute stocking stuffer. I think Iâ€™d like a pink one, is it bad to make your own stocking stuffer? Santa can use the help, Iâ€™m sure 😉