Lace hair bows are simple to make if you follow the directions below.  Make a set of bows to give as a gift for Christmas or anytime.  They make an inexpensive accessory for any outfit.

Experiment with different types and colors of lace for a variety of different hair clips.

Materials and Supplies

Craft Supplies:

  • Plain hair clip
  • 18" piece of lace at least 1" wide * (wider lace makes a larger bow)
  • 12" string of pearls
  • Needle & thread
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

First start with a plain hair clip.



*The pink sample above was made with a lace that has two layers stitched together.

Craft Instructions

  1. Cut an 18" piece of lace.
  2. Using a needle and thread, make a running or gathering stitch along the straight edge of the lace.
  3. Pull the thread to draw the lace into a circle.  Knot the thread. Then, stitch the two ends of the lace together.
  4. Hot glue the center of the lace circle to a plain hair clip.
  5. Take the 12" string of pearls and wrap it around three fingers.  Tie two or three strands of thread tightly around the center of the string.
  6. Hot glue the center of the string of pearls to the center of the lace (which is already attached to the hair clip).
  7. If one end of the pearls seems too long, simply trim it with a pair of scissors.

Your hair bow is now ready to wear.  Enjoy!

craft with lace

Make a running stitch along the straight edge

easy sewing project

Draw it up in a circle then sew the ends together

Printable Instructions

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