This is a simple and lovely hair accessory for bridesmaid or flower girl. In preparation for a friend's wedding, I was asked to find some matching accessories but it wasn't easy to find something suitable and reasonable. At last, I attempted to make my own to match the wedding theme color which was lavender / light purple.
Time: Approximately 20 - 30 minutes
Materials 1. Simple hairband
2. Small rose buds in three different shades
3. White lace
4. Beads (optional)
4. White thread and a needle
5. Glue gun
Sample gathering effect by Blue Clear Sky
Measure approximately 20cm lace strip. Sew a loose running stitch down the middle section of the ribbon by hand or sewing machine. Leave the thread slightly longer at both ends. Tie a knot at one end and gently tug the thread at the other end to create ruffles. After this is done, tie a knot at the end to hold the ruffles and snip off access thread. (Optional - Machine sew the lace on top of the stitches to secure the ruffles in place)
Ruffled white lace
Using a hot glue gun, apply a thin line of glue along the hairband and place the ruffled white lace on top (position depends on individual preference e.g. center or side). Press the hairband and lace lightly to make sure they are glued together.
Apply a dot of hot glue at the bottom of each rose bud and place them at the center of lace along the hairband, alternating the colors. (Optional - beads can be added if desired by applying the same steps for rose buds) Repeat the process until the ruffled lace strip is filled.
Allow the glue to dry completely before wearing the hairband.
That's it. Now the hairband is ready to be worn. I made five of these hairbands and a pair of hair pins with similar materials and steps. (Glue the ruffled lace and rose buds to the pin).
These are the front and back views of the completed hairbands
(Note on hairband color: My opinion is to pick a color that is close to hair color so that it is not too visible as the main subjects are lace and roses)
It is easy and simple to make. The designs are customizable for kids according to their likings and favorite colors.