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Fabric Pom-Pom Flower Girl Headband How-To

Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2011

This pom-pom headband, which makes a fun, wiltproof alternative to a floral wreath, entails wrapping fabric around a store-bought band and then tying on a pouf made from strips of the same material.

Basic How-To

1. Cut a strip of lightweight woven fabric that's long and wide enough to cover a thin metal or plastic headband. For the pom-pom, tear the same fabric into fifteen 1 1/4-by-6-inch strips.

2. Cover the headband with a thin coat of fabric glue, then wind the long strip neatly around it. Once you reach the ends, cut away any excess fabric and tuck the edges underneath.Glue in place. For the pom-pom, bunch 14 of the short strips together, and pinch in the center. Use the remaining strip to tie the center of the bundle to the headband (we recommend attaching it slightly off-center). Secure with a dot of fabric glue. Note: For a smaller pom-pom, simply use fewer fabric strips; for a larger one, use more.

Comments (3)

  • daisyanndesigns 6 Aug, 2012

    I decided to try rounding the ends of the strips and melting them with a flame, the photo I've attached is the result. Taffeta and tulle strips, stitched together.

  • daisyanndesigns 5 Aug, 2012

    This works even better if you sew the strips together with two stitches to each strip. It bunches the strips better and helps make the fabric 'pouf' better. I also made these using bias strips of satin mixed with grosgrain ribbon strips and organza ribbon strips...... beautiful end result.

  • craftsewhappy 11 Dec, 2011

    No matter how you try to work with the strips of fabric, there is NO way you can make your pom pom look like the picture. This is the second project I have tried from Martha and again I am with something not a cute as hers. I am beginning to think Martha does this on purpose. She lures you in with her smart appointed, perfect crafts and gives you instructions for ones that are far from the same thing. I ended up making my own fabric flowers instead!