Poofy Flower

8 years ago by in diy, for Lillie, hair accessories, tutorial
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These flowers have been all over the internet, but if you are like me you haven’t gotten around to making one yet.  I finally decided to give it a try because I knew it would be so cute in my daughter’s hair.

Here is how I did it:

hot glue gun
elastic headband

1. Begin by cutting out a lot of tulle circles.  (I think I ended up with about 40-50.  I didn’t really count though.) Also cut out two felt circles.  The circles don’t need to be perfect.
2. Fold tulle circle in half and then half again and then hot glue it to the middle of one of the felt circles.
3. Repeat the folding and glueing circling away from the first piece you glued on.
It should look like this as you go:
4. Glue completed flower to headband and then glue the second piece of felt on top to secure it in place.
That is it!  I love the way it looks on Lillie.  We will just have to see if she will keep it on or rip it off her head. 
Here are a couple of things to keep in mind while making your very own flower.
1. The bigger the felt circle, the bigger the flower and the more tulle you will need to cut out.
2. Hot glue burns fingers.  To avoid getting burned, use a wooden skewer or dowel to hold the circle in place while the glue dries.  Trust me, you will want to follow this one 🙂
3. You can use any size headband.  I chose to use a thicker one, but I have seen the flowers on the skinny elastic bands as well.  It is personal preference. 
*FYI- I got my headbands at good old Walmart
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16 Responses to “Poofy Flower”

September 11, 2010 Reply

I Love it! so cute!

Jon & Kaylie
September 12, 2010 Reply

Love it!! I have never even seen those flowers…I must live under a rock! You are awesome!

September 15, 2010 Reply

Pretty work. she is cute.

September 15, 2010 Reply

How fun and easy! What a cute model she makes!

Danielle @ Savvy Chic Home
September 16, 2010 Reply

so darling. i’m so doing this

September 17, 2010 Reply

Cute as it can be and so easy! I’m making some for gifts.

Heather K
May 10, 2012 Reply

How big were your tulle circles? Do you think this would work on a hair clip instead of a headband? HeatheranKerley@gmail.com

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June 14, 2013 Reply

How well does the tulle hold?

Jonie @ Just Between Friends
June 16, 2013 Reply

The tulle holds up REALLY well. It will never fray or fall apart. The only thing that could happen to it is if your smashed it into a bag, it does get squashed up and obviously won’t be as poofy as before. Otherwise, there are no problems at all. Hope that helps!

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October 29, 2014 Reply

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November 23, 2015 Reply

To keep the hot glue from burning your fingers just keep hand lotion on your hands and fingers. Use the kind that absorbs quickly, like Gold Bond that heals your dry skin. It won’t get on your ribbon or toole or what ever you are working with. Just let it absorb for a short time. This has saved me countless blisters from the hot glue, and I have had a lot of blisters making bows. Just thought you might like to know what I stumbled on.

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