DIY Pom-Pom “Tiara”

This is, no joke the easiest DIY I have ever done.

You know sometimes you have an idea or a picture of something in your head; you have a vague idea of how it’s going to turn out but until you actually get it done you can’t really form an opinion about whether it was a good idea or not? Well I had this particular DIY in my head for a while – I’ve often been told that hats and fascinators suit me (I’m trying not to admit to myself that it’s potentially because I have a weirdly shaped head and covering it up makes a much-needed, if not significant improvement) and whilst I absolutely adore making elegant floral ones; suitable for weddings and grown-up type shindigs; sometimes I just want to have a bit of fun and do something completely silly, eye-catching and bold! On this particular occasion, my silliness paid off – this DIY looks better than I could ever have imagined.

I recognise that it’s certainly not everyone’s cup of tea (queue my dad’s “supportive-yet-not-really-knowing-what-to-say” smile of encouragement) but for me, it’s exactly what I wanted – girly, playful, bright bold colours and most importantly a bit of fun! Never be afraid of looking silly, if you love it then that’s all that matters!…except socks with sandals; that looks simply does not work for anyone.

What you need:

  • 1 thick plastic headband – ideally as close to your hair colour as possible.
  • 7 big different colour fluffy pom poms
  • Hot glue gun

How to:

  1. Plug in and wait for the glue gun to heat up – be sure to have placed it over some newspaper (I don’t feel like I need to say this but you never know…)
  2. Leave about 2.5-3″ slack at the bottom ends of the headband and decide the order in which you’re going to glue your pom poms.
  3. Once the glue is hot enough, carefully begin gluing the pom poms to the headband.
  4. Leave to dry.

That’s it! Seriously, how easy is that!? Less than 10 minutes and it’s finished! I love the way the pom poms sit atop my head when I’ve got the headband on; almost regal…it’s clown-chic and I love it!

Happy DIYing!

xoxo   V.

Posted in: DIY

7 thoughts on “DIY Pom-Pom “Tiara”

  1. SASmith (@web_shopaholic) says:

    I love this! This definitely will look good during autumn parties and during winter get togethers! I would like to ask your permission if we could use your creation in one of our jewelry-making classes in Dragonfly Designs ( Our students are kids from age 5 to 17. 🙂 And I know they will simply love your creations! We will check out your other creations too! Thanks for sharing!

    • vslawson says:

      Thanks for popping by the blog and your lovely comments about this DIY post, it’s definitely one of my favourites.
      Of course you can use the design in your classes. I’ve had a look at your site and will be sure to have a look at your fb page too!



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