Ric Rac Headband

Ric Rac Headband - The Ribbon Retreat BlogHello! It’s Rebeca writing to you today from Clips N Things. I’m always searching for new ways to use ribbon and ric rac. Today’s tutorial features ric rac. This is a simple flower that you can use for many things and you can change it up by adding different embellishments or using different colours or even different sizes of ric rac.

All of the supplies I used are found at The Ribbon Retreat.

Ric Rac Headband - The Ribbon Retreat BlogSupplies Needed:
1 yard of each Ric Rac colour (3/4” Royal and 3/4” White)
Needle and thread
Rhinestone centre
1/8” Skinny Elastic (off white)
Hot Glue Gun
Felt Circle

Ric Rac Headband - The Ribbon Retreat BlogTo start this headband off, I counted off 18 bottom humps on the royal blue ric rac. Insert your needle twice through each bottom hump, as shown in the picture. When you finish using all the humps, pull the thread tight and cut your ric rac. Heat seal both edges and tie the first and last hump together. Secure your thread.

Ric Rac Headband - The Ribbon Retreat BlogDo the same with your second ric rac colour, but using 12 humps this time. When you are ready to tie off, leave an extra bit of thread, as shown, before you secure your threads together. This is so you can surround your main ric rac flower.

Ric Rac Headband - The Ribbon Retreat BlogThis is what you will have.

Ric Rac Headband - The Ribbon Retreat BlogPlay around with the placement of your flowers to see if you like the petals up or down, this is what it will look like.

Ric Rac Headband - The Ribbon Retreat BlogFor the headband, I chose to braid my 1/8” skinny elastics. Start by cutting 3 pieces of the elastic about 3-4” longer than you intend for your headband to be, I wanted my headband to measure 14” so I cut 3 pieces 18” in length. Tie the ends of the three pieces and start braiding. Make sure that the elastic pieces look flat.

Ric Rac Headband - The Ribbon Retreat BlogBraid until your headband is the size you want it. When you are finished, tie off the end and trim any pieces.

Ric Rac Headband - The Ribbon Retreat BlogAssemble your headband together by gluing the ric rac flowers.

Ric Rac Headband - The Ribbon Retreat BlogTo secure the headband, put glue on the felt circle and attach the ends of the headband. Create a “sandwich” by gluing another felt circle on top to secure.

Ric Rac Headband - The Ribbon Retreat BlogAttach your ric rac flower and rhinestone. And, your headband is complete!

You can change it up by using more “humps” and making your flower bigger, or changing the size of ric rac you are using. Try mixing and matching colours and placements too!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and be sure to check out my facebook page at, to see what else I’ve made using ribbon and ric rac.

Thank you for reading!!
Sincerely, Rebeca

Is your Ric Rac already out? Mine is! Thank you Rebeca for sharing this Ric Rac Headband that is incredibly creative, gorgeous, and the perfect accessory! Rebeca is very talented and has a whole bunch of fun fun headbands just like this one. Visit her at Clips N Things to see all of her creations!

The Ribbon Retreat has amazing Ric Rac in 3/4″, 1/2″, Mega, and Jumbo. Did you know we even have Grosgrain Ric Rac in 1″ and 1 1/2″? It is gorgeous…click over and check it out! Check out these other adorable projects using some of beeeautiful Ric Rac…Ric Rac Flowers, Ruffle Onesie, Ric Rac Rose, Ric Rac Receiving Blanket…just to name a few. 🙂

What do you use Ric Rac for?

Happy Creating & Happy Ric Rac!
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  1. Sandy
    Posted October 7, 2013 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    You can make ADORABLE rings with ric rac. Make a small flower similar to how Rebecca made hers only you will want to circle the gathered rick rack so that it is slightly layered. I like to use elastic that has a pretty edge on it but any elastic will work just fold it over if it’s too wide! Super cute. Rainbow ric rac is my favorite.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 9, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

      Hi Sandy! You are so right…ric rac rings are so adorable and SO much fun! We have an awesome ric rac ring tutorial here. Thank you so much Sandy! I love your idea and really appreciate your creativity! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

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