Flower Headband with Feather and French Veil Netting

Flower Headband with Feather and French Veil Netting - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I have a new niece to cuddle and love!
Aren’t baby girls are so much fun to dress up?
I couldn’t resist making her a beautiful headband fit for a princess!

Flower Headband with Feather and French Veil Netting


Black Nylon Headband
White and Black French Veil Netting
2 Dark Turquoise Peacock Tails
Satin Circles
Single Prong Clip
3/8″ Black Solid Grosgrain Ribbon (4 1/2″ to line clip)
2 Turquoise Felt Circles
1 Clear Crystal Sticker (10 mm)
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Begin by lining your clip with a 4 1/2″ strip of black grosgrain ribbon.
Seal your ribbon ends with your preferred method.

I had 5 singed satin circles from a previous project. How many circles you use is up to you.

If you’re new to singeing flowers, Cherie does a great job explaining how to do it in her Ribbon Lollipop Flower post. Click on the link to see her tutorial.

The Ribbon Retreat has Satin Ribbon in a variety of beautiful colors
that would be perfect for this project.

Once you’ve singed your satin circles you can begin layering them with the French Veil Netting.

I am so excited that The Ribbon Retreat is now carrying French Veil Netting!
It’s so popular right now and just perfect for the most elegant of projects.

The French Veil Netting comes in 14 different colors and it is priced at $3.99 a yard.
I only used small squares of netting for this headband, so a yard will go a long way.

I can’t wait to try it with more projects!

Like I said, I just used small squares of both the black and white netting.
So, cut your netting into squares just larger than your satin circles.

Start gluing your satin circles and squares of netting using one of your felt circles as a base.

Glue your netting to the felt circle, glue your satin circle to the netting,
glue another layer of netting to the satin circle.

Repeat these steps using your smaller satin circles until you feel that your flower looks complete.
I used 5 satin circles.

I didn’t think it looked quite finished so I added a crystal in the center.

Trim the netting if you’d like.
Trim your peacock tails down to size and glue back of the flower.
I only intended on using one but decided that I liked it better with 2 peacock tails.

The peacock tails are such a fun embellishment!
The Ribbon Retreat has an assortment of feathers that are perfect for crafting.

The peacock tails that I used for this project were 2 for $1.00.
You can’t beat that price! It makes me want to order one in each color!

You can use feathers in hair accessories, hats, brooches, jewlery, etc.
I recently saw one used in a bridal bouquet.
How fun is that???

After gluing your feathers down to the back of the felt circle,
glue the felt circle down to the lined hair clip.
Press and hold until the glue dries.

Then open up the hair clip and glue the remaining felt circle under the top prong,
“sandwiching” the top prong between the 2 felt circles.

That’s all there is to it!

Flower Headband with Feather and French Veil Netting Complete!

Flower Headband with Feather and French Veil Netting - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I haven’t met my sweet little niece yet,
so you’ll have to imagine what the headband will look like on a cute baby girl.

Flower Headband with Feather and French Veil Netting - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I hope you have fun creating your own projects with French Veil Netting and Peacock Tails!

*baby update*

It’s a month later and now you don’t have to imagine what this darling headband
will look like on a newborn anymore!
I thought you might like to meet my sweet new niece and
see how adorable she looks in her headband.
What a doll!

Flower Headband with Feather and French Veil Netting - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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  1. Janet Schilling
    Posted November 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    super cute

  2. Amber Larreau
    Posted November 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Totally cute!

  3. Posted November 15, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    I love the colors. This would be fun on a girl of any age!

  4. Amber
    Posted November 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE it!!!

    • Posted November 15, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

      Thanks ladies! I’m glad you like it. I can’t wait to see it on my cute little niece!

  5. trimbowribbon
    Posted November 15, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    really very sweet….

  6. Cindy
    Posted November 16, 2011 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Very Cute! Where did you attach the top layer of the french veil netting to?

  7. Posted November 16, 2011 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    I have seen my cute little great granddaughter, and it will look great on her! Beautiful for her! You do such a great job, I can’t wait to see what you do next. I love your little comments about family.

  8. Posted November 17, 2011 at 2:19 am | Permalink

    Thanks Cindy!
    I hot glued the netting to the satin and topped it with a crystal. Does that make sense?

  9. Posted November 17, 2011 at 2:20 am | Permalink

    Thanks Mom! I’m excited to see it on her!

  10. Posted October 2, 2014 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    So so cute omg! And looks easy!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 3, 2014 at 5:54 am | Permalink

      Hi Sacia! Thank you so much! It is super easy and so fun to make! Have a great day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

  11. asha
    Posted March 30, 2015 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    wow! what a wonderful tutorials. i love it. thanks.
    i will do for my brother’s twins on easter gift.
    please let me know any new adds. thanks.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 30, 2015 at 9:15 am | Permalink

      Hi Asha! Thank you so much. I hope you have a wonderful time making this fun hair accessory. Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by! Michelle 🙂

  12. Tina Casey
    Posted April 10, 2015 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    Love the idea of using French netting . But, I seem to be having a problem on how to fix it to a project would love your I put Tina

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted April 17, 2015 at 8:15 am | Permalink

      Hi Tina! Thank you for your question! I love using French Netting too! There are a couple of ideas you could try to attach it to a project. You could try sandwiching the netting between two felt circles using hot glue to adhere them. You could then trim the felt circles so they won’t be visible in your project. You could also try stitching the netting together in a bunch to gather the netting together and then stitching it to the project. I have had success using these techniques and my projects have turned out really nice. I hope one of these suggestions helps you too! Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by! Michelle 🙂

  13. Melissa Dunn
    Posted July 22, 2016 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    Love it!!!

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