Flower Power

I seem to have developed an obsession with fabric flowers as of late.

So, I decided to embellish a headband with a giant flower for Madame Butterfly.  She has this tendency to wear her headbands around her forehead like a tiara, so the floppier, the better.

Here is what you’ll need:

  • Chiffon
  • Scissors
  • A lighter
  • Needle and Thread
  • Beads (I used beads that look like pearls)
  • A headband
  • Felt
  • Glue Gun and Glue


Take your chiffon and scissors.  Cut out as many circles in varying shapes as you like (I recommend at least 6 circles).  They don’t have to be perfect circles.

Grab your lighter.  One at a time, singe the outside corners of each circle.  The edges will curl upwards.

Stack your circles in a pattern that suits you.

Grab your needle and thread and sew the stack together in the middle.  Hide your stitches by sewing the beads over them.

You now have a flower!

Cut two small circles out of felt.  Taking your glue gun,  glue one circle to the underside of your flower.  Glue the other to the top of the headband.

Now glue your felt circles together, and you’re done!

Madame B.'s teddy bear is an excellent headband model.


Serving up craft ideas, event ideas, and general dry wit, Abbey enjoys travel, cooking, and spending time with family, friends, and her cocker spaniel. She also has a collection of license plates reflecting the several states where she has resided. If you have a question about, well, anything, Abbey can usually find the answer. She loves planning trips, volunteer work, crafting, cooking, and learning new things to share with the Live Pretty audience.

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One Response to “Flower Power”

  1. Bobbie Morrow — January 18, 2011 @ 3:34 pm (#

    Very touching! Just wait to see that closet when she’s a teen!


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