Make It: Lacy Headband

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Make a gorgeous headband with trim and flowers.
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Make a gorgeous headband with trim and flowers.

Make a gorgeous headband with trim and flowers.

Photo: Kayte Terry

Fashion is having a hair accessory moment right now. Everywhere you look, all the cool, stylish ladies are wearing feathery headbands or big flower barrettes. Here's a tutorial for making your very own with trim, lace, and flowers. This headband would be perfect for a party, a night out on the town, or even a DIY wedding!

Feel free to tailor this how-to to your own tastes: If you don't like lace, try ribbon or rickrack. Or even better: Make a whole pile of them for every day of the week and you'll be stepping out in style!

What you'll need:

  • Thin metal or plastic headband
  • Hot glue
  • Fabric scissors
  • 3 yards 1/4-inch crochet lace
  • Millinery or silk flowers and leaves
  • Handful of pronged studs
  • Pliers

Here are all of my materials.

1. Cut a 2-yard piece of lace. Apply a small dot of hot glue to the inside of one end of the headband and adhere one end of the lace to it.

2. Apply a thin line of hot glue to the inside of the headband and continue wrapping lace around the headband, taking care to wrap tightly and neatly. Continue applying hot glue and then wrapping lace until you reach the other end of the headband. Cut the excess lace with scissors.

3. To make a bow, wrap lace around your fingers a few times and then cut it, leaving a 4-inch lace tail. Carefully, pull the lace off your fingers and wrap the lace tail a couple of times around the center of the lace loops. Secure with hot glue and fan the lace bow out.

Wrap the lace around your fingers a few times.

4. Attach the bow to the headband slightly off center with a dot of hot glue. Add a few leaves to either side of the bow and a flower or two (or three!) to the center of the bow.

Attach the bow to the headband slightly off center.

5. To keep this headband from looking too precious, I like to add a few studs. Push the studs through the leaves or flowers and pull the prongs down with pliers on the other side so that they lie flat.

And now you have a gorgeous, couture-worthy headband!

 Wear it in good style!

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Comments (8)

glamspoon writes: really cute!
Posted: 2:19 pm on October 9th
mommeothree writes: Love it! My daughter is going to a couple of birthday parties this month, I think this will make a great gift!

Posted: 9:31 am on October 8th
TheChe writes: this is an awesoome idea! I am going to try it right away! but i have one question, are they real leaves?
Posted: 9:10 pm on April 21st
Anasofia writes: i love them, i want to do one with feathers and laces, thank you for this tutorial!=D
Posted: 4:18 pm on December 7th
sweetjessie writes: I just bought some headbands for a similar project - I love this idea.
Posted: 8:27 pm on September 23rd
TheArtfulDogger writes: This is such a sweet idea! I finally have something to do with my scrap lace and trims. Thanks for the inspiration. Good times.
Posted: 10:25 pm on September 12th
kaytet writes: oh thanks! i have made quite a few of these now and i really love making them!
Posted: 11:13 pm on September 11th
susanstars writes: oh, I love it! I have some fun little millinery supplies looking for a good home... I think I better make one myself!
Posted: 8:17 pm on September 11th
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