Tag Archive | accessories

How to Make Hair Flowers

I love wearing flowers in my hair! They’re so spring-y and feminine and just make my day better. They also go really well with most historical eras and vintage looks.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your very own hair flowers.  If you’re anything like me, you’ll want a whole bouquet! Continue reading


Celtic Knot Bun

Psalm 24:7-10

7Lift up your heads, O ye gates! And be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
8Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
9Lift up your heads, O ye gates! Even lift them up, ye everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
10Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah

Magnificent Monday, ladies!  As we enter the week celebrating the sacrifice of Jesus Christ in payment for our sins, remember how much it cost Him so that we could be forgiven and reconciled.

Ok, now I’m really back!  The mouse for my computer completely died, but a new one has been installed.  I’ve also finished up some major sewing projects while I’ve been away.  Details to come on my other blog.  Today’s tutorial was originally planned for St. Patrick’s Day and is kind of a variation on my last tutorial. This is a great bun for super long hair, but if your hair is shorter, it still works as a half-up. Continue reading

Ribbons, Part 4

I love wide ribbons. With just the time it takes to tie them, they add such panache to a hair do. Even if you don’t do anything else with your hair, a bold ribbon still looks stylish.

The example on right is Marianne Dashwood from the 2008 Sense and Sensibility. Known for her high spirits, Marianne is frequently shown with a wide ribbon as an accent to her lovely curls. To replicate her style, first pull some of your hair from the sides to the back and coil into a small bun. Tie a 2-inch wide ribbon headband style with a big floppy bow and the tails hanging over one shoulder.

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Ribbons, Part 3

Yesterday, I received a question from Genevieve.

I have a question. Is there a way to make the ribbon stay put?
Mine just slides right off the back of my head!

Thanks! Genevieve

Here are some possible solutions.

  1. Have the ribbon sit more forward on your head.
  2. Use grosgrain or single-faced satin instead of double-faced satin.
  3. Try tying the knot tighter, but not so tight that the ribbon shifts to a smaller part of your head.
  4. My mom’s suggestion: spray the back of the ribbon with hair spray to make it sticky.

If all else fails, use velvet ribbon face down for extra grip.

If you’re super desperate, use a bobby pin or two behind your ears to hold the ribbon in place.

Do you ladies have any other ideas for helping a ribbon stay up?

Ribbons, Part 2

This post is a continuation of this week’s series on ribbons. Today’s ribbons are 3/8″ wide, both satin and grosgrain. I like to use narrow ribbons as a subtle headband with an intricate bun like the one on the left or tied around a bun like the one on the right. A long (around 7 feet long) thin ribbon can also be used to create classical-inspired styles such as were popular in the 1800s. You can see a lovely fashion plate example of this style here.
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Ribbons, Part 1

Do you ever have one of those days when you don’t want to do anything with your hair? You would just leave it down, but then it would be in your way and get into everything and get dirty. Ribbons are a nice, quick way to get your hair off your face and easily dress up a style. If you wear glasses like I do, it’s much easier to wear a ribbon than a hard headband with the glasses ear pieces. This week’s posts will be discussing hair ribbons of all different types and a variety of styles you can do with them.

About color, don’t be afraid of not matching exactly. With an outfit that is primarily made up of neutrals, I like to wear either a blue ribbon to match my eyes or a green one to contrast with my hair. I also have a collection of basic colors from white to cream, brown, and black that go with anything for a subtle look.
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