Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pom-Pom Flower Headbands

I felt like a fun 'how to' was in order,
so here you go EASY pom-pom flower headbands.

I made a bunch of these (SUPER cute blog by the way) one night last week when Brandon was working late... They are very quick and easy to make and one of those things where you look at it and wonder how it's done and then when you learn, you realize how easy it is.

And then you try it and then you can't stop and then you get a little carried away....So I thought I'd pass on the obsession...

I just did this quick one made out of felt so I could take pictures along the way to give you a better idea of the steps (I'm a visual person)

You will need-

Any kind of headband
I used a skinny stretchy one because I can use them on both girls. You could use any kind even those harder plastic ones will work.

Pick your fabric. I had a bunch of scraps left over from when I made Bella her "Big Sister" t-shirt. This was a good way to get rid of them.

Glue gun/glue sticks
Felt
Something for the middle (optional)

(By the way NO EARTHLY idea where this leopard felt came from
but it was in my box so I used it)

Cut 2 pieces of felt in about the size you want your pom-pom flower.
Cut a bunch of circles out of your fabric in the same size. They don't have to be perfect circles, you'll never be able to tell either way.

Now, sort of bunch and fold your fabric circle to resemble a flower petal. Then place a dot of glue at the center of your felt and place your fabric petal on it.
Work all the way around your felt circle doing this, filling it in with your fabric circles.

When you finish, glue it to your headband.Then take your second piece of felt and glue it on the other side of the headband.
{Be sure and trim the edges around the felt to make it look neater}

Adding the extra felt will also keep it in place and adds more security so the thing doesn't come toppling off in the middle of the playground. Hate when that happens...

Now, take a look at your flower, if there are any crazy petals sticking up more than the other you can just take your scissors and even it out. Fluff it out, play with it, make it look how you want it to.

Then last thing you want to do is add a center. This can be a button, a pearl, some random object you found floating around your house that you didn't want your kids choking on...if you think it will work, use it.

I have so many odds and ends I keep in a container for times like this. Bella broke one of my very expensive (totally fake and totally cheap) pearl necklaces, so I just put all the pearls in a little baggy and saved them to use on things like this.
(I didn't end up using anything on the leopard one, I liked it better without one)

For the fabric ones, I used some scrapbooking brads I already had because they matched perfectly and because well...I don't scrapbook. I just cut off the little brads with my scissors, put some glue at the center, burned my finger and placed it in the middle.


There you have it. So easy. And so cute.

This is another one I made for Mia using all felt


You could also buy jersey material...this would be cute because then it's double sided.
(I kinda didn't like that my pattern was only on one side, but what are you going to do, it was leftovers)

And speaking of using what you have around the house for things like this...I made this headband for Mia using one of Bella's old onesies. There was a stain at the top that I couldn't get out so instead of throwing it out, I made this!


I just used the same technique for the rosettes as I did for the burlap wreath. Cut the fabric in strips (the length will determine how big or how small your rosettets) fold one corner of your strip and start rolling, twisting as you go and adding a dot of glue after every other turn. Add a little something in the middle or leave it. Whatever you prefer. Make sure and add the extra felt to secure it because these are a bit heavier.

Bada-bing, bada-boom.
Use your imagination and use what you got sister!


{Someone wanted to say hi!....doesn't she look way too old in this picture?!}

9 comments:

  1. love this!!!! this are so cute and they look easy to make too! thanks for the idea

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  2. oooh, i like this idea so much - but i basically live in a fraternity house, and therefore have no precious scraps of girlie fabric laying around... nor am i crafty... but i think this a great affordable gift idea for all of my friend's daughters, and my new niece!! so, where do i find these skinny stretchy headbands- a fabric store? (clueless i know).

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  3. Heather, I order them through a friend who sells bows. You can find them in the hair accessory department at HEB, Target...they come in packs of 3-5 I think. Let me know if you try them out, I'd like to see them! :)

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  4. I love them, I have made my daughter so many bows that I am now looking for new ideas with all the scraps from her clothing - thanks for sharing!

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  5. this is so perfect! thanks for the tute.
    abranconier.blogspot.com

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  6. Looks great! I love getting time to make new flowers and bows for my little girl! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I am a follower!
    Have a great weekend!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  7. Laura,
    I have learned the hard way to prime everything before painting. I have had really good luck with the turquoise chest, but I painted another side table (which I didn't prime) and it is easily scratched, removing paint. I don't know if it is right or not, but I am priming everything now! One extra step in the beginning is better than having to redo the whole thing later on. And no, I don't always glaze, but I am finding I like the look of it on certain pieces. Good luck with your painting project! Would love to see pictures of it!
    (jacshembree.blogspot.com)

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  8. so i love how you added "burned my finger" like it was the next step! your posts make me laugh sometimes!!

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