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Easy Lace Bows and Headbands

Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Whenever I hear the word lace, my thoughts immediately head to vintage. I also picture gorgeous gowns worn by fancy ladies or lovely brides walking down the aisle. However, vintage gowns and wedding dresses are not even close to being the only way to wear and display the beauty of lace. In fact, today I am very excited to share some really easy and really pretty bows and headbands made from this exquisite product that sometimes gets overlooked and thought of as out of date.

Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Like I mentioned, these bows really are so easy to make. I just couldn’t help myself, there was no way I could get just one type of lace, so of course I had to grab about six…or was it eight. Anyway, you get my point…this stuff is stunning and so very fun to work with.

Orange Stretchy Lace White Glitter FOE Turquoise Stretchy Lace
Red Evelyn Light Blue Evelyn Light Celery Laura White Clara
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Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
The first lace hair accessory I am going to share with you, is this fun Stretchy Lace Bow and Headband made with 2″ Stretchy Lace in Orange and Turquoise.

Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Before you cut any lace, simply lay your lace in front of you and fold in one side of your lace.

Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Fold the other (super long) end of lace in, slightly overlapping the other tail. Once you are happy with what will be the size of your bow, cut your lace. This is going to eliminate any waste.

Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Grab your needle and thread and with a knot at the end, start weaving your needle and thread in and out of the center of your lace. You could also place a small amount of hot glue right in the center of your tails to help secure your lace.

Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Once your needle is through the entire bow, carefully pull tight to create the gather that will make your bow.

Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Wrap your thread tightly around the center, while shaping. When thread no longer has any give, take a few stitches in the back and you are done with your cute little bow.

Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
To create my headband, I used White Glitter Fold Over Elastic. Measure and cut your elastic. Hot glue ends together.

Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Cut a small piece of the elastic to wrap around the center of your bow and headband. Place a small amount of glue on the center of your bow to adhere small piece of elastic to it. Hot glue bow to the top of the headband (where you glued your ends together. Wrap ends of elastic around headband and glue.

Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Cute, cute, cute!

Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
I used our orange stretchy lace to create another headband, but this time I used the lace as the headband as well and am in LOVE!

Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
These headbands are perfect for a brand new bundle of joy all the way up to your fashionable teen who loves to wear fun accessories in her hair.

The lace I used for my second and third bows was Evelyn in red and light blue, Laura in light celery, and Clara in white.

Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
The second Lace Bow is a gorgeous spike bow made with vibrant red Evelyn Lace. To create this bow, I followed the instructions for the Spike Bow found HERE.

Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
The third lace bow I created is a Spike Bow but with a simple Bow Tie Bow on top. Again, I followed the instructions for the Spike Bow found HERE and the Bow Tie Bow instructions found HERE.

Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
All of the lace found at The Ribbon Retreat is absolutely beautiful. You can create the same bows I have created, or you can create a whole look of your own. Any bows showcasing our pretty lace will be beeeautiful, fun and a perfect hair accessory for any age.

Lace can be used in a multiple of ways. Check out these other great projects all inspired by lovely lace…

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The Ribbon Retreat has a wonderful selection of gorgeous lace. As I was browsing our ribbon selection one day, I couldn’t help but clicking on the lace category. Holy pretty-ness! If you haven’t ever checked out our lace before, make sure you head over and take a peek, because I was totally inspired and I think you will be too! Find all of our lace HERE!

Easy Lace Bows and Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
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7 Comments

  1. Pat C.
    Posted February 23, 2015 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    I lovelovelove lacelacelace!!! The headbands are beautiful, but my mouth fell open when I saw the spike bow and the bow tie bow layered on top of a spike bow!!!♥ I never would have thought to use lace in such creative ways, and you’ve shown how fun it can be, Michelle! Thank you! xoxo

  2. Posted February 26, 2015 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    Love all of these lace headbands! Cant wait to buy some lace and make some for my girls! Pinning it!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted February 26, 2015 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so very much! You will love making them. They are so easy and so much fun! Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

  3. Jovita
    Posted March 2, 2015 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    They look beautiful

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 2, 2015 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

      Hi Jovita! Thank you so much. Have a great week and thank you for stopping by! Michelle 🙂

  4. Posted March 2, 2015 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Super cute! Pinned and tweeted. We love to party with you, so I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Have an amazing day! Lou Lou Girls

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 2, 2015 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

      Hi Girls! Thank you so much! You ladies are awesome, and we look forward to your party each week! Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

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