Are you looking for ways to spruce up your outfit? One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to do this is through wearing accessories. For example, you’re wearing black clothing from neck down. You could add punch to your outfit by wearing stark white accessories such as white earrings or a white hat. The best part about accessories is that not only can they instantly give a new look to any ensemble, it’s so easy to decorate your own accessories to get the look you want! When it comes to accessories, you’re really only limited by your imagination. One of the easiest projects you can start making is a lace headband.
- Start with determining the color you will like. When making a lace headband, the first (and most fun) part is to choose the type and color you will use. Go to a crafts store and choose amongst the hundreds of available varieties. Make sure that you buy also some base cloth that will serve as background for the lace.
- Cover an old headband with lace. Here’s an easy way to do this project: get an old headband, one that is unadorned and preferably black or white. Get the strip of lace that you want to use, and with a glue gun and glue stick, attach this lace to the headband. Or, here’s another tip: for best results, attach first a simple black or white cloth to the headband; this will serve as the base. Feel free to embellish the headband with decorations such as little flowers or beads (admittedly though, this is best for younger fashionistas).
- Tie up a strip of lace around your head. Another way is to actually make a headband just by using the lace. The simplest way really is to get a long strip of lace, position it on your head as you would any other headband, and tie the ends together under your hair. To do this, you’d have to make sure that the lace is long enough for you to tie securely. You may also need to use hairpins to ensure that the lace stays put throughout the day. This way is a great alternative if you just want to get your unruly locks in place and quickly add a feminine touch to your get-up.
- Make a lace headband from scratch. If you have time to spare, you may want to actually create a sturdier version of the lace headband. Glue together a strip of cloth fabric and the lace that you want to use. Make sure that the strips will fit your head from ear to ear. Then, attach a strip of elastic band from the edge of the lace to the other edge; you would now have formed a circular headband. The elastic part is designed to be hidden under your hair. Make sure that the elastic band just fits your head exactly so that the lace headband would stay put securely on your hair.
Making a lace headband is so simple that you could realistically do this in 30 minutes or less. You’d be surprised at how much more elegant and feminine your entire get-up will be just by adding this little and very simple accessory. Good luck and hope this helped!