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Okay, so this really isn’t much of a “travel” post, seeing as Belle Isle is in Detroit [only 30 minutes from my house], but it is a fun place to go see! I’d never been to Belle Isle before, and it was a really cool place. I honestly didn’t even know what was there. It used to be a full fledged zoo, but like most of Detroit, its beautiful old buildings were abandoned. Most of the island had a real eerie/cool post-apocalyptic feel to it. Recently, however, people have been working to revive this once thriving Detroit landmark. The Belle Isle Aquarium was recently reopened and my boyfriend and I went to see it! Unfortunately, the battery on my real camera was dead [whoops, great planning Laura!], so I just have these iPhone & instax pics. BUT I’m definitely planning to go back so I can better document this awesome place soon!


There’s also a conservatory on Belle Isle. This was my favorite part! Conservatories are an awesome place to visit when it’s cold outside. It’s great to go see some green trees and feel the warm tropical climate during the winter.

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// Laura Jude //

So, I know there are a million floral crown DIYs out there, but here is how I did mine. I really wanted one that was simple, & JUST roses. I also get headaches really easily when I wear headbands. So, I decided to make mine just out of ribbon. That way it would be soft & comfy on my head. The basic idea is just to buy roses, in this case fake ones, cut them off the stems, & hand sew them onto the ribbon. Super simple idea, relatively easy to execute.

What you’ll need:
+Needle & Thread
+Hot Glue [optional]

Start by picking your flowers. I chose large pink roses, 6 was the perfect number to make it across the front of my head from ear to ear. After you pick your flowers, pop them off the stems & cut off any excess plastic that’s sticking out. This is when I used the hot glue. You don’t HAVE to, but once you pop them off the stems they tend to come apart. So, I used hot glue to reinforce the backs so they would stay together.

Once you’ve got the flowers ready, cut a piece of ribbon that is long enough to tie around your head. Cut it longer rather than shorter; you can always trim it down.

Now, it’s time to sew on the flowers! Cut the thread just long enough to do one flower, & then re-thread the needle for each one. This keeps the thread at a manageable length, & makes everything easier. I recommend sewing the flowers on starting at the center, & working your way out. That way, you can make sure everything is centered correctly. Begin sewing up through the back of the ribbon into the back of the flower. Be sure to go through several of the layers, so that the flowers will stay together better. I made a couple good stitches on the left and right side of each flower so that it would lay flat. Sew them on about 1 inch-1.5 inches apart.

I also created two small headbands for my nieces. For these, I used the same exact process, but with smaller flowers & elastic to create a stretchy headband.

So there you have it! Relatively easy, simple rose headbands for you & any pretty little girls in your life!

[Somebody was nooot too into having her picture taken!]

Good luck & get creative! ❤

// Laura Jude //

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