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 😀

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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.

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

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

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

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

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Stitch or glue it all on the bottom!

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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.

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Done!

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Cute!

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

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

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