Antique lace rose barrettes and headband are obvious for vintage lace dresses, but what could possibly go with nautical? When I saw the craft cord at Hobby Lobby, I knew the answer instantly - Nautical Knots!! It took a few attempts, but I am in love with the results.
Here I'm sharing how to make nautical inspired nautical hair accessories of your own, but more than that, sharing the message that accessories can go beyond flowers and bows or whatever is trendy - unique, themed accessorizing can be as vast and diverse as imagination, and just as much fun!
Now, a sane person would have bought a wide enough headband to serve the purpose. I, however, already had some cheap, thin headbands, so why purchase when I can just modify? A little time and creativity, and VOILA! a headband just the right shape to be the base for my nautical design.
|After the headband is covered, the next part is the knot. I looked up "nautical knots" and settled on the Carrick Bend for looks. It takes two strands of rope, which twine around each other. I learned to tie the knot from the excellent tutorial here http://www.animatedknots.com/indexboating.php. It is important to skip the final step in that tutorial: tightening the knot! It must be left loose to achieve the proper look. Otherwise you end up with a super strong sailor hitch, but you probably wouldn't want to wear it :)|
|As for the barrette - I used the exact same knot - the Carrick Bend - and it is simply mounted to a barrette instead.|
|I started with a simple alligator clip, and covered it in navy grosgrain ribbon using E6000 glue.|