Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Wedding Party Headband Tutorial


photo credit - BHLDN.com


So, like I mentioned weeks ago... I've had weddings on the mind lately. I was a member of my sister in-law's wedding party in March and when I came across this pom pom rose headband from BHLDN (love-love) for a whopping $130, I felt a challenge coming on.


First cut a BUNCH of circles in random sizes and from different textures. I used a basic white cotton and leftover scraps from Lady P's blessing skirt. This is a great project to use up some scraps in your stash. Fray the edges ever so slightly by holding the edge of the circle tight between your thumb and pointer finger and pull the fabric through that tight grip with your other hand.


Make a cone shape by layering 3 differing sized circles, pinching them together in the center, and stitching through the pinched portion of the fabric. Somehow I forgot to take a photo of stitching the cone. Sorry. But you can visit my friend Lyric's blog here to get an idea.


Now for the fun part! Cut a piece of felt into a circle. My circle was about 3.5" because I wanted a large, dramatic blossom. But, you can do it whatever size you'd like. Start sewing the pointed portion of the cone to the felt. Continue sewing cone after cone and wind them around the circle in a spiral pattern.


As the spiral gradually gets closer to the center, they'll start standing more and more upright.


I was able to hand stitch all the cones onto the felt in about the time it took me to watch a movie.

Now just attach your pom pom rose imitation to an alligator clip or headband and you're set! I can see this for so many purposes. A purse charm, a brooch to your favorite blazer, at the waist of a skirt... don't you love possibilities? I do! And for $129 cheaper? You betcha!



See the finished product perched on top of my head? It really was a day full of beautiful things... like Rachel, the bride. Gorgeous!
The snow is melting here in northwest! YAY! Idaho is so beautiful in the spring!

5 comments:

  1. this is an absolutely beautiful felt flower. You're RIGHT there are many possibilities for this project. I am so glad that I came across your tweet
    Keep up the great work

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  2. I would love some instructions on how to do the cone. This is beautiful!

    jshallow01@hotmail.com

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  3. OMGoodness! I love this! I really like your version!

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  4. i can testify of the finished product... it is the cutest thing i have ever seen in my entire life. tres chic.

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  5. I will sure do it :) thank you so much for putting this tutorial you are so generous.

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