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.

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Comments (9):

  • Amy F on May 23, 2011

    This is stunning! Thank you so much for the idea!
  • Zoe @ Bridesmaids Direct on October 21, 2010

    That's such an effective idea, and not too expensive either.
  • Taylor on April 6, 2010

    This is so beautiful! I will have to keep an eye out for the applique
  • Jolette on April 2, 2010

    This looks marvellous! It'll totally jazz up a plain old up-do. Great idea. :-)
  • Michelle {Things I Love} on March 31, 2010

    I love this! It looks amazing, and maybe simple enough for even me to make. :) I can't wait to try!
  • Jennie B on March 31, 2010

    Absolutely darling! I can't wait to try and make one this weekend. Thanks for sharing such a great post!
  • Your Wedding Day on March 31, 2010

    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.
  • lydia {ever ours} on March 31, 2010

    very romantic! and like alejandra, it IS very roman-nesque. thanks for sharing.
  • Alejandra on March 31, 2010

    Very Roman-esque -- love it!! :)

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