My 3 Monsters: Lace Appliqué Headbands

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Lace Appliqué Headbands

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When Wholeport sent me that awesome sweater knit fabric that I used to make Sydney's leggings last week, they also sent me some really cool lace appliqués.  I love their pretty, romantic style and knew instantly that I wanted to make a headband with them.  You guys, they only cost less than $1 each!  This headband uses 4 of these appliqués and about 1 yard of grosgrain ribbon so it's fairly inexpensive and it only takes a few minutes to put together -- my favorite kind of project!

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Cut a piece of grosgrain ribbon long enough to go around your head comfortably and tie in a bow in the back.  With the ribbon tied around your head as you'll be wearing it when it's finished, mark lightly with a pencil where you want your appliqués to be placed.  I just made a couple of small dots that would easily be covered when I attached the lace.

Next, figure out how you want to arrange your appliqués.  The sky's the limit here. Remember how I made the Lace Calavera skulls at Halloween?  You can use several of the same appliqués or mix and match different styles together.  You can even cut them apart and put the pieces back together differently. 

Once you have a configuration you like, lay your ribbon flat on a piece of wax paper.  Attach the lace pieces to the ribbon using craft or fabric glue.  The glue dries clear so you don't have to worry too much, but try to use small dots to avoid turning your headband into a giant glue-bomb.  Allow the glue to dry completely and you're finished!

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While we were at it, we used a couple of these pretty Snowflower lace appliqués to make some pretty bobby pins. I like to use the mini bobby pins that are only about an inch long and they worked great for this project because the metal pin was almost completely concealed by the lace.  You could use bigger bobby pins or hair clips if you prefer.  I just slid my hair pins onto the edge of a sheet of wax paper {to avoid gluing them shut} and used E6000 glue to stick the lace to the pin.  You could leave them as-is at that point, but we decided to glue sparkly vintage buttons to the centers to make them extra special.

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It's a perfect, simple little clip to pull your hair back out of your face or to adorn a bun or updo.  I promise, these two projects couldn't be any easier.  Let me know what you think in the comments!

Have a great day, friends!

Amy g.


  1. Those are so adorable! I just learned recently that hairpins are supposed to be worn with the bumpy side down. I've been wearing them smooth side down all my life (because they're easier to slide in that way), but they hold better with the smooth side out. They look prettier that way, too.

    1. Thanks! I'll have to try it that way. Of course, I've been doing it wrong for so long, I may never remember to try . . .

  2. You are so lucky to have such a beautiful model in-house :)


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