Make It: Lacy Headbandcomments (8) September 11th, 2008
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
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.
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.
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.
Wear it in good style!
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