DIY Vintage Lace Headband

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We’re approaching the end of our DIY project entries and I’m already feeling a bit sentimental. It’s been a lot of fun sharing do-it-yourself ideas from such creative people! Today we’ll be posting a few more submissions and brace yourself, because what we’re posting today is pure goodness.

We’re going to start the day with a project sent by Jessica, who made an adorable headband using an appliqué from a vintage dress. Here she used a matching ribbon to tie the headband, but you could also try sewing an elastic band at the bottom instead. Either way, the idea is just fabulous!

DIY vintage lace headband

What you’ll need:
– 1940’s dress appliqué purchased at a local antique shop. (Cat’s Cradle Antiques)
– one yard of gold ribbon (http://www.joann.com/joann/home/home.jsp?topnavlink=true)
– white thread

DIY vintage applique headband

Instructions:
I positioned the appliqué on the ribbon placing it more on the side of the head. I pinned the ribbon and then sewed it onto the appliqué. Secure both ends by sewing (either by hand or using a sewing machine). I cut the ends of the ribbon so they were even with the way the appliqué would lay on the head.

9 comments
  1. Alejandra

    Very Roman-esque — love it!! :)

  2. lydia {ever ours}

    very romantic! and like alejandra, it IS very roman-nesque. thanks for sharing.

  3. Your Wedding Day

    Great idea and a fabulous result. It is always interesting to see how things can be reused; especially items from our family history such as a parents wedding or even a grandparents.

  4. Jennie B

    Absolutely darling! I can’t wait to try and make one this weekend. Thanks for sharing such a great post!

  5. Michelle {Things I Love}

    I love this! It looks amazing, and maybe simple enough for even me to make. :) I can’t wait to try!

  6. Jolette

    This looks marvellous! It’ll totally jazz up a plain old up-do. Great idea. :-)

  7. Taylor

    This is so beautiful! I will have to keep an eye out for the applique

  8. Zoe @ Bridesmaids Direct

    That’s such an effective idea, and not too expensive either.

  9. Amy F

    This is stunning! Thank you so much for the idea!

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