Wednesday, December 14, 2011

DIY- Lace Bow As Seen in Lucky Magazine

I absolutely loved this bow, worn by Kirsten Dunst, on the cover of Lucky magazine.

Things you will need to complete this project are craft Glue 600, Elmers's Spray Adhesive, jewelry pin back, black thread, needle, newspaper, scissors, and material. I purchased my material at the thrift store. They were scarves for a total $3.00. You can find black lace and any silk fabric color you choose at your local craft store. 

Cut lace into a 11 inch by 10 inch rectangle.

You will need to cut the silk fabric the same width as the lace, but  the length should be 5 inches long.

Fold the lace over the silk material and spray together with the Elmer's spray glue on newspaper. Let dry for 30 minutes.

Next, you will need to make the two pieces that hang down from the bow. The lace should be 11 inches long and 4 inches wide. The silk material should be 11 inches long and 2 inches wide. Follow same steps as large rectangle with glue. The last piece needed is a single piece of lace 11 inches by 2 inches. This is used for the middle of the bow, to tie all three pieces together.

To assemble the bow, first pinch at the middle of the rectangle. It will be stiff from the glue, so you can mold it however you want.

Next, fold the two strips over the pinched area. Then tie the single piece of lace in the middle. Make sure to make a knot in the back.

Next, trim the bow. I trimmed all four edges.

You will need to hand sew the openings to give it that finished look. 

Last, glue jewelry pin to the bow with craft glue 600. After, lay a telephone book over and let it dry over night.


I pinned the bow to my shirt under my sweater, so I didn't put holes in my sweater. I  loved how it turned out. I think it looks great with a long sleeve shirt for winter and short sleeve shirt for summer.  I would love to hear what you think.  Make sure to sign up for Bloglovin'  it helps you follow my blog and lets you know when its updated.


  1. this is so cute! i love how you did the lace overlay. perfect for holiday parties!
    Oh - Fancy That.

  2. so awesome! what a great tutorial - i wouldn't have even thought to try to make it! thanks for stopping by my blog. yours is great and now following :)

  3. Fantastic DIY idea :) Great choice of color too.

  4. Oooo what a great DIY, I really like that its not permanent so you can switch it onto different shirts :) Great idea with the pinning. Thanks for sharing!

    Thank you for visiting my blog <3

  5. DEFINITELY trying this out!! Thanks for sharing!! I just stumbled upon your blog and L-O-V-I-N-G it!!


  6. Cool idea, think I will try this... thanks! :-)

    Hugs from NYC!


  7. Such a great DIY, Carrie! You did an awesome job! I may need to try this too! xo

  8. Thanks everybody for your lovely comments.


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