Birthday Bling

Hello!!! And Happy Birthday to Kristy!!! We’re online friends (isn’t that how everyone meets these days?) I am so honored she allowed me to be a part of this celebration!! WooHooooOoOOOooo!!!! Love SOG too 🙂  Um, cuteness! Let me intro myself quickly–Jennifer Priest of Hydrangea Hippo.

So today I am sharing a little birthday bling. This head band is super easy to make and I did it with Duck Tape. Yeah ,that stuff!

Cute, huh? All you need is a little headband (skinny, from Goode), a bling flower, several rhinestones, Duck Tape, Spray Ink (I prefer Smooch Spritz), white floral leaves, and a design template. Would be super cute on a birthday girl I think 😉 To make the flower, fold an 18″ strip of Duck Tape onto it self, making the 2″ wide strip 1″ wide.  Roll on end into a tube and then twist the tape. Continue to roll up the tube, twisting the tape as you go–this will create the points of the rose petals. When you’re done, glue the end in place. Glue all elements to the head band with hot glue. A cool variation would be to stamp a SOG image onto the leaves!!

Kristy, I hope your birthday is super awesome!!

As a birthday gifty to your followers, I’d like to offer a giveaway of my Enjoy Life kit  from my etsy shop!! Leave your comment here with your fav item from Hydrangea Hippo for your chance to win! You have thru October 29th to leave your comment with the winner announced on October 31! Good Luck!




  • Angie Ashuk says:

    Great headband!!! I like the “its my life” mini book 🙂

  • Pat R says:

    I have a little girl, so I see me making lots of headbands in the future. Never thought of using duct tape to make a flower. Cool! I like the “totally inky cards kit”. Mostly do scrapbooking, but make a few cards here and there.

  • Jessica Thomas says:

    What a cute tutorial. I never thought of using duct tape in that way. hehe.

    After browsing through the Etsy shop, my favorite item would have to be “Among the Butterflies Mini Book”. It’s just so pretty! *o*

  • SannaS says:

    oh WOW!!! so beautiful!! =)
    my favorite item is the vintage christmas – Scrapbooking Embellishment Assortment at hydrangea hippo.
    hugs, SannaS

  • Shazza says:

    love thsi headband, brilliant! Thank you for the giveaway, my fave item is the teal elasticated lace trim, I love all things teal!!

  • Maria Therese says:

    Oooooooooooo yummi flower and kit! Awesome store and many many sweet things I couldn’t possibly say just one favourite..but one of them is Teal Elastic Lace

  • Tricia says:

    My dd would LOVE this. Can you show us more deets on teh flower? I am having problems visualizing the technique…so cool!

    I love your triple bead pearl stick pins. I am a stick pin freak!

  • Uta says:

    Wow, the headband looks so fantastic. Thanks for this little workshop. I’ve looked into your shop and I have to say your kits are fantastic.

    Hugs, Uta

  • Becky D says:

    Love this headband! I can see my daughter wearing lots of these. Thanks for the instructions. This little kit looks fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win it 🙂 I love your bead sprays – every color – they are just gorgeous!

  • Annie says:

    so many cute creations you have…I absolutely love all the mini album books but especially “be jolly.” Super cute and since I’m so into Christmas right now that album is awesome. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • JLJ Designs says:

    Love the paper crafting kits! I think my favorite is Sew Cute.


  • Sheila says:

    Love the headband! Thanks for sharing how you make them. I like the jolly book in your etsy shop! Cute cute cute!!


  • Jill T. says:

    so cute!
    I love so much from Hydrangea Hippo, but I really love the Flea Market Chic Mini Book. So super cute

  • Donna says:

    Lovely supply of items in your etsy shop!! And love the headband, my grandaughter would love that! My favorite in your shop, are your laces, I am a sucker for laces, especially that sea foam green ornate lace, very pretty!
    Thanks for celebrating!

  • kate blue says:

    I just want that one! I’m so direction illiterate that I know mine wouldn’t come out this cute! It was hard to chose my fav, but since I am on a mini book kick right now, the Travelogue 6 x 8 book is awesome!

  • Brenda says:

    Amazing headband. I love it. Jennifer is super talented of course!

  • Karla says:

    oh WOW!!! so beautiful!! =)
    my favorite item is the vintage christmas

  • Calypso says:

    OMG……I love your album mini kits!!! Love them…I don’t follow directions very well, so the PDF kits are not my thing, but give me a book that all I have to do is add pictures and I am all over it!!! LOL!!! Especially the “Sun Kissed!! Beautiful!!!

  • Corinne says:

    Actually I love your prize – Enjoy life mini-book! It’s gorgeous!

  • Sammibug says:

    Fantastic headband! Would Love to see more details. Your etsy shop is great! Love the laces you carry!

  • Tanya Phenis says:

    Wow, how creative! Love it 🙂 One of my favorite items is the Among the Butterflies Mini w/suitcase. I marked Hydrangea Hippo as a favorite of mine!


  • jessica says:

    This is awesome!! Love your esty shop! One of my favorites is the Be Jolly mini kit 🙂

  • Carmen says:

    Very nice project.
    My favorite product are the stick pins. You can do so much with them.
    would love to win this prise.

  • LorraineN says:

    Wow, lots of pretty items! The Academy Crafting kit caught my eye quickly, though – love the colors and different elements!

  • Kim H says:

    Wonderful project, love the colors and textures. My favorite item woudl be the beaded & pearl sprays. I think those would be beautiful on layouts and cards. Thank you for a chance to win.

  • 1LuvnMama says:

    I’m in luv with the Flea Market Chic Mini! Luv all the embellies and the vintage-ness! 🙂 Then again, there are lots of wonderful items and the ribbons/trims are eye candy!

  • jenn zeeb says:

    What a neat set, I bet my daughter would LOVE these, ok she is in college, but loves fun headbands.

    Jenn Zeeb

  • Arabella says:

    Hi Jennifer! Thanks for the fab tutorial! I just visited your shop for the first time and you have some awesome stuff! Hard to pick a favourite, but I like the Sample Vintage Toy Box Mini Album with Tin and the It’s My Life Mini Book Kit and the Nifty Gifty Class looks pretty cool too! I will have to come back and have a better look though… I think I spotted some great gift ideas for Christmas!


  • KarenB says:

    Oooh this headband is awesome!! I have a daughter who would love this, and I never thought of doing that with duck tape. Gorgeous etsy store – my favourite thing is the teal elastic lace.

  • Annette says:

    Hi Jennifer, beautiful headband, definately stuck in place using duck tape lol! Just had my first visit to your etsy store, you have an amazing selection of beautiful products, so difficult to chose one favourate but I was drawn to the Totally Inky Card Kit you have, must be the colour lol! Have a wonderful weekend, take careX:)

  • Deanna says:

    You really expect us to pick just ONE favorite item??? Too many choices! But I did see a yummy ribbon assortment – I have a thing for ribbon lol.

  • Karyn S says:

    wowee, what a gorgeous headband! looks like fun to make. How can I pick a fav our of so much wonderful stuff. I love this kit – so fun and bright!! Happy Birthday Kristy!

  • Jess Marin says:

    Wow this is a great headband. I wouldnt have guessed that was duct tape. Thanks for the mini tutorial.
    I really the trim assortment and stick pins you have in your shop.
    Jess M

  • Kyles says:

    Very clever idea. There is so many goodies to choose from, but I think I like the
    Destash-100s-of-chipboard-metal-wood-and paper alphabet the best. 😀

  • Carlyann says:

    wow look at the colour! i love this!! so vibrant and cheery!! i think my fav thing from your etsy shop has to be … DESTASH – Assembled Mini Album from Liz Kartchner Class that album is so cute!!! i can think on loads to do with it!! hugs carlyann xxx

  • Leah Martin says:

    Oh my goodness! So glad this post made me stop by your Etsy shop! I love it ALL! Love the trims, the kits! Vintage and crafty = awesome! :]

  • Ardilla says:

    This is a great idea!!
    I think what I like the most is today: DESTASH – 100s of Chipboard Metal Wood and Paper Diecut Alphabets
    You have a great etsy shop!
    Thanks for the chance…..

  • Leah says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the Hippo! what a fun store, and thanks SO much for playing along here this month, Jennifer! 😀 hard to pick a fave in your shop, seriously, so it’s a toss-up between the olive brocade braid trim and the teal elastic lace trim. LOVE them. could easily fill a couple of drawers with goodies from your shop, but i’m saving up for CHA! 😀

  • Carly Jo says:

    No matter how hard I tried I could not get the one link to work at all for me. If I was able to get to the right sight I would have to say the destash lots make me happy and I love them. There is something about me getting someone elses “no longer wants” or “cannot find a use for anymore” or even the odds and ends that perks my life up. I also love the look of mixed titles from chipboard, papers and all colors in the theme words. Oh yes, I am a sucker for others destash!

  • Carly Jo says:

    I am sorry to post twice in a row but I wanted to share how I use all the letter that I can. I go to google and find a website that is a “scrabble helper” and I type in the letters that I have remaining. Some really amazing words, and perfect title have come from me doing this. I hope that this idea can help others get their letters used up!

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