The pioneers didn't have the luxury of running to the store to buy a new hair pretty. If they wanted something, they had to make it. Beings I live 45 miles from the nearest stop light, so do I. And now you can too!
I love vintage pieces of clothing and jewelry. So when I saw this lace, I had to pick it up. I've seen lot's of tutorials for cloth headbands and I made one from the scraps of material left over from my sew your own throw pillows project.
But not everyone has a sewing machine. And that's where my idea for a no sew headband was born. All you need is a scrap of lace or ribbon and a pony tail band. No glue, no needle, no thread!
Measure around your head with the lace and leave about two inches extra on each side. Tie one end to the pony tail holder. Pull knot tight and place back on your head. Tug the pony tail holder taut and line up your lace there. Hold the spot with your thumb and tie to holder there. Don't tighten the knot yet.
Try your headband on. I had to untie the knot on mine and shorten it. Try on again and if it's the right length, tighten that last knot in place. There you go. You can clip a flower to the side of it if you want, but I love it just like this.
I thought they were so cute I made one for each of us.
What's your favorite homemade accesory? Do you love vintage items, tell us your favorite.
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