Welcome to April! (aka party month around this site). With birthdays and spring in full force, April has quickly become my favorite month. We always turn the party meter up a notch this time of year. I am excited to be kicking off a new creative party hat series this month.
Over the next couple weeks we’ll be sharing the juicy how-to details on creating pretty and unique party hats for adults (and some really adorable ones for kids too!).
First up, fun with pom-poms… My love for fabric pom-pom bunches goes way back (see here, here and here). Creating a simple headband filled with them makes just about the prettiest party hat that I could imagine. This project is one that would be best to do with a group of friends and sport around town in general festive revelry.
To make the yarn pom-poms, wrap a length of yarn around a fork (which gives a tighter pom than using your fingers alone). Wrap the yarn about 50 times to get a nice full pom pom. Tie off the wrapped yarn in the center and cut all ends away to create a simple pom pom.
Make a batch of pom-poms in various colors and sizes. Tie the bunches in random formation onto a thick headband. As the pom pom bunches squish together some will naturally move forward, creating a pretty haphazard, layered look.
Once all the pom-pom bunches are attached to the headband, cut a small section of felt in a similar color as the headband. Glue the felt along the inside of the headband to hide all the pom pom bunch ties.
Adorn this headband for a party look that is truly special.