Ricrac roses are eeeeeeverywhere *_* I remember when my grandma used to make these and put them on the dresses she made for me as a kid. They were hideous dresses, she picked the brightest fabric she could because she was going bind and she had the same pattern she used for *all* of the grandchildren. *shudder* I still have nightmares about bright yellow dresses with matching hats. I don’t know why but when I was a child everything came with a matching hat >_<

Anyway tangent aside I actually always liked these roses and they have completely taken over the internet. I can’t open Pinterest or Etsy without seeing them adorning earrings or shoes… so if you can’t beat them join them!

This is the way I made a ricrac headband for a friend 😀


I personally think ric rac is pretty useless, it can work well in small amounts but it always just reminds me of circus costumes for some reason. I have several packets of the stuff which was at the bottom of a random sewing bag I got from a friend’s daughter’s school fete. Bought when
Australia still measured things in Yards XD

VioletLeBeaux-Rick-Rack-Rose-39_15006So you need:

  • Ric Rac
  • Glue or needle and thread
Cut two long pieces of ric rac or just fold it in half.


Twist the two pieces together so they form one long strand.


The length you need will depend on how big you want your flower but you do need a decent amount.


Roll the end into a little spiral. Fix it with a stitch or a dot of glue on the back.


Roll, roll, roll and roll some more until you have something along these lines 😀 Poke the end underneath.


Stitch or glue it all on the bottom!


Flip the outer layers down so they sit flat. I think its easier to do this if you’ve glued the bottom because stitching can have a lot less give to move it around.







Just promise me you won’t be putting them on any scary dresses XD


Instead add them to something slightly more subtle and slightly less neon such as a pearl headband!


Hope you enjoyed and it doesn’t bring back any horrible memories of your grandma’s sewing XD