1.04.2011

Tutorial Tuesdays- Lace bow (an Anthro knock-off)

Are you ready for the EASIEST knock-off in the history of knock-offs?? This bow is so super simple it's criminal. It will blow your mind.
I was enjoying browsing through Anthropologie's loveliness when I spotted this pretty little number called the Fanny bow. My jaw dropped a little and I let out a "Fer realz????" when I saw it. Super cute and I knew I could whip up a knock-off version in a few short minutes. Enter supplies...

  • Vintage lace (or regular, non ruffled lace from a spool)
  • Matching felt
  • Hair clip
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
Cut two lengths of lace, one five inches long, one six inches long. Run a line of glue down one end fold the other end over to create a loop. Do this for both pieces of lace.

Make sure your two glue-y sides are facing down, and stack the smaller piece onto the larger piece. Center everything.

Put a little dab of glue into the center of the top piece.

Gently pinch the two sides of your bow inward. Make sure that the glue doesn't find it's way all the way up, you only want the glue to be at the bottom of the fold! You should still have a little bit of loose lace at the top of the fold.

Cut out a third piece of lace, shorter than the other two.

Fold/roll your lace. Secure with glue if needed.

Gently press open the fold on your bow. See how it can still be opened a little? This is important to give the bow the prettiness it deserves.

Lay your folded lace on top of your bow so that it "opens" the fold. Secure with glue.

Wrap the folded lace around to the back and secure with glue! The bow is done!

To attach it to a clip, glue a small piece of felt on the back of your bow.

Cut another piece of felt and sandwich it in between the prongs of your clip.

Add glue to the TOP of the clip.

 And add it to the back of your bow! Trim any necessary felt aaaaaaaaaand....

Look fabulous! I love this little bow, it's feminine and chic at the same time. Plus, I kind of love lace. A lot. Easiest Anthro knock-off ever right?

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17 comments:

Caroline @ Atelier Caroline said...

Cute - I may let you dive in my vintage lace stash :)

Rachael said...

So cute! I hope you'll stop by my weely party Friday and share! http://www.lovelycraftyhome.com

hipchic~cynde said...

I am stopping by from Crystals Craft Spot...love the necklace there and this bow tutorial! Your blog is great I am your newest follower :) Have a great day!

Christine Jargick said...

super cute!

malia said...

Hi Amie, Great idea and your bow is so pretty. Thanks for linking up at A Crafty Soiree! Malia
www.yesterdayontuesday.com

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Oooh! I love Anthro knockoffs. ;) The bow is super cute and your tutorial is great!
~Stopping by from Tatertots and Jello :)

Brittny said...

Hi! I'm a new follower...I love this bow and followed your super easy tutorial to make one for myself!

I posted it on my blog and linked your tutorial...I hope you'll check it out! :)

http://brittnyscreativeunfoldings.blogspot.com/2011/01/some-fun-hair-accessories.html

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

this bow is adorable! what a great knockoff. Could be put on tons of other things too!

Jana said...

This turned out super cute! :)

Amy@OCD: Obsessive Creative Disorder said...

Came over from Tatertots and jello! I love the bow! And I LOVE your signature with the cat face even more!

Elizabeth said...

I love all things Anthro! Great job! Would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made With Love Monday! The party will be open all week if you'd like to link up multiple projects. Have a great day! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hello Amie....... your bow is sooo cute, I love bows and I really want something different for my daughter's bedroom... and it is perfect... hope soon I will use it there... Thanks for sharing
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Hi Amie! I love this project and gave you some link love over at Crafts & Sutch today! I hope you'll stop by to take a peek and grab a SUTCH an Inspiration button. :)

Have a wonderful week!
Erin

ruby murray said...

Gorgeous and so simple, thanks for the tutorial and inspiration. I shudder to think what Anthropologie were charging for that little sucker!!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful! I'm totally making these with a bunch of lace I inherited! :) Thanks!

Newest follower here :)

Lindsay said...

Oh how I love these! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, I may have to make them for myself!

I would love to have you link this up to my first link party--

http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-1.html

Swarnali said...

Hello Amie,am a new follower. I just browsed through some of your posts and I found them t be simply awesome :)
Thanks a million for all those tutorials,I tried out your lace bow hair clip with ribbons(they are not even half good as yours!!) Heres the link-
http://swarnalidreams.blogspot.com/2011/10/we-match-yet-again-and-lil-diy.html

swarnali.1825@gmail.com

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