Ruffled Lace Flower {tutorial}


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Make these gorgeous ruffled lace flowers for less than a buck! Find the tutorial on #crafts

We’ve got some HAPPY news! Looks like the kids are feeling all better. YaY! This little miss was all ready to get dressed up and run around outside today. She was definitely happy about the new flower I made for her too. ;)


Make these gorgeous ruffled lace flowers for less than a buck! Find the tutorial on #crafts

I did a TV segment yesterday featuring hair accessories, so I thought I better post them for everyone else to see. :) I love these flowers. They are OH so girly, and so fun to make!

Make these gorgeous ruffled lace flowers for less than a buck! Find the tutorial on #crafts

They are so simple to make and look so cute on little girls. I even wear them in my hair too! I wish I had taken a better shot of that beige and turquoise one above… it’s my fave!

Make these gorgeous ruffled lace flowers for less than a buck! Find the tutorial on #crafts

Ruffled Lace Flower


1. Cut out a 2in felt circle and about 20 inches of lace trim. The lace trim can be found at most fabric stores and comes in many different colors and sizes.

2. Apply glue around one corner. Place the lace trims raw edge directly on the glue. Keep gluing (about an inch at a time) and follow the curve with the lace, pressing it down as you go.

3. Angle the lace down slightly and keep gluing around the circle till you reach the center and have a full flower.

4. I cut my lace here, so I could leave room for a button.

Then I glued the button in the center and applied stretchy elastic to the back. You could also add a clip or pin. There’s so many different things you could do with these flowers. Attach them to a purse, put them on pillows… get creative!

Make these gorgeous ruffled lace flowers for less than a buck! Find the tutorial on #crafts

They sure look pretty cute on Miss Emmalyn, don’t you think?!

Make these gorgeous ruffled lace flowers for less than a buck! Find the tutorial on #crafts

What a cutie! Girls are so much fun!

Make these gorgeous ruffled lace flowers for less than a buck! Find the tutorial on #crafts

Hope you enjoyed the ruffled lace flower tutorial. I’d love to see, if you make them! :)


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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Jamie posted on January 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm (#

    Oh that is soooooooooo cute!!! I want one for myself lol.

  2. Michelle Ottosen posted on January 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm (#


  3. CIndy posted on January 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm (#

    I saw the broadcast today and it was great! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Sydney posted on January 12, 2012 at 4:51 pm (#

    SO cute! I love these flowers! And yes, they look adorable on miss Emmalyn! But how could they not?!

  5. Lindsay posted on January 12, 2012 at 5:13 pm (#

    Thanks for sharing! I’ve always wanted to know how to make the cute headbands all the little girls wear (even though I don’t have girls .) The shoes she’s wearing are really cute too.

  6. Alicia posted on January 12, 2012 at 5:18 pm (#

    So cute! LOVE THESE!!! :)

  7. Kimberly Bonham posted on January 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm (#

    I have to make some of these! They are so adorable and seem so easy to do! Thanks for the tutorial.

  8. Leanne posted on January 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm (#

    Those flowers are so cute, but Emmalyn is adorable.

  9. Randee posted on January 12, 2012 at 6:26 pm (#

    Where did you get the fun colored lace at? Love how bright they are!

  10. cathy d posted on January 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm (#

    The little girl is adorable. I am going to try these ruffled flowers on my cards:)

  11. karen Weight posted on January 12, 2012 at 8:35 pm (#

    Adorable! Glad everyone at your house is feeling better Jamielyn! Take care:)

  12. lindsay posted on January 12, 2012 at 8:47 pm (#

    those are so sweet!

  13. Ashley posted on January 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm (#


  14. Margaret posted on January 12, 2012 at 9:46 pm (#

    These are so cute. I only have a grandson but I bet I could find a cute little girl to make one for. thanks for the great tutorial.

  15. Shirley Lupton posted on January 13, 2012 at 1:38 am (#

    What a beautiful baby! The head bands are cute too. I wish I could get craft shows in Ohio. There use to be some but I have’t seen any for a while.

    • Difa posted on May 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm (#

      would these fit if they were made entirely out of strtech lace vs. knits? that’s the style of my current favorite store-bought panties. (Hahahahaha, as if anyone ever thought there’d be a need to identify particular panties as store-bought versus others. hahahahahaha)

  16. Vicki Bensinger posted on January 13, 2012 at 12:37 am (#

    These are just too cute and your little girl is precious! How fun to have done a tv segment on these. Why didn’t you share the link so we could all see it? I’d love to watch it!

  17. Anita posted on January 13, 2012 at 4:28 am (#

    How cute and it looks so easy too!

  18. Jill posted on January 13, 2012 at 5:56 am (#

    Super cute! Congrats on the TV segment! Smiles, Jill

  19. Jan @SouthernJunkin' posted on January 13, 2012 at 7:38 am (#

    Cute, cute! Yes girls are so much fun to dress!! Happy weekend!

  20. Beth posted on January 13, 2012 at 9:26 am (#

    So cute! I’m going to Hobby Lobby when my little girl wakes up from her nap :)!

  21. debbie posted on January 13, 2012 at 10:00 am (#

    so cute,, hoping to make grandgirls some this weekend.. I mentioned and linked back to you on my blog about this.

  22. Nancy Carroll posted on January 13, 2012 at 10:10 am (#

    I’m a new follower. I love your ruffled flowers and tutus, but especially beautiful is your little girl Emmalyn! Give her a hug for me!!

  23. Lindsay posted on January 13, 2012 at 10:11 am (#

    These headbands are so cute! Where do you find the lace elastic for the headband?

  24. Jen @ One Moms World posted on January 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm (#

    I love this! I have to try these for my sweet L.

  25. Kendra L posted on January 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm (#

    Sooooo cute. I hope I get a girl one day… :) Until then I’ll probably make these for other people’s babies!

  26. sally posted on January 13, 2012 at 3:55 pm (#

    So cute! I love making headband for my baby, especially when they are easy and fast. Where did you get your colored elastic?

  27. Catrin posted on January 14, 2012 at 7:35 am (#

    Gorgeous. I love them. I’ll have to keep those in mind, next time I need a flower for a project.
    Thanks for sharing
    Greetings from Germany

  28. Vicky posted on January 14, 2012 at 10:00 am (#

    I love how simple this is. I have 3 girls and we go through a number of hair accessories. Thanks for the inspiration. I am pinning this. Visiting from Show and Tell Saturday. Vicky from Mess For Less

  29. Kaylyn posted on January 14, 2012 at 6:50 pm (#

    Those are so fun and cute. The blue color is so pretty. Thanks for sharing how fun and easy these are to make.

  30. Kari Zaeska Rood posted on January 15, 2012 at 12:24 pm (#

    where did you get the elastic bands, they are so cute!

  31. Michelle posted on January 15, 2012 at 7:49 pm (#

    Ruffles, lace, flowers… is there anything sweeter? Super cute headbands! Nice job! :)

  32. Laurel@Ducks in a Row posted on January 16, 2012 at 10:47 am (#

    Seems simple and easy enough – SUPER CUTE!!

  33. Andi S posted on January 16, 2012 at 9:10 pm (#

    These are so wonderful! I’ve been looking for more ideas for hair bows to make for my friend’s daughter. These would be perfect! Great tutorial too!

  34. Abbie (Five days...5 ways) posted on January 16, 2012 at 9:32 pm (#

    These are super-duper cute, Jamielyn!

    Love how simple yet pretty they are!

    And your little miss is a CUTIE-pie!

  35. Erin @ Isaboo Designs posted on January 17, 2012 at 8:20 am (#

    Super adorable! I need to make a zillion of these pretties!

  36. Amanda posted on January 17, 2012 at 8:45 am (#

    I love these headbands. Definately will be making this for my daughter and myself! Thanks for the tutorial!

  37. Sara posted on January 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm (#

    Oh I LOVE it SO much. Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin’ party going on!!

  38. The Southern Product Queen posted on January 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm (#

    Love this post! I’m having a linky party, and would love for you to join! Here is the link Thanks for sharing!!!

  39. Karisa Carter posted on January 17, 2012 at 10:10 pm (#

    These are adorable!! I love how simple too:)

  40. Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 posted on January 19, 2012 at 12:37 pm (#

    The colors are beautiful and the lace flowers are so sweet and feminine!

  41. courtney @ sweetcsdesigns posted on January 19, 2012 at 8:04 pm (#

    These are just adorable!!! I have a baby girl coming in April, and these are on my to make list! Just pinned!

  42. Lindsi B posted on January 20, 2012 at 8:16 am (#

    Oh how “I heart” these headbands!!! I would like to invite you to share this post with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays.

  43. Katie posted on January 21, 2012 at 9:08 pm (#


    This is sooo helpful! I have a little 4 month old girl so I wanted to try and make one! Thanks :)

    One question though, where do you get the stretchy elastic? Whenever I look at the craft stores I never seem to find any!


  44. Cassandra posted on January 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm (#

    Sooooo gorgeous!!! I’ve pinned this to my must do’s!
    Thanks so much for sharing :)

  45. Ashley posted on February 11, 2012 at 7:19 am (#

    Love! So cute! I would like to know as others have asked, where you got those adorable elastics? :)

  46. Lauren Dianne posted on February 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm (#

    These are adorable! I’ve seen several over comments asking the same thing I was wondering, but didn’t see an answer posted. Where in the world did you find the cute lace elastic for the headband?? I cannot find it anywhere but would love to make some! Thanks!

    • Lauren Dianne posted on February 18, 2012 at 12:19 pm (#

      *other… darn auto-correct… ;)

  47. Ashley posted on February 20, 2012 at 11:23 am (#

    Love the idea of these, but I had some real trouble with it! Maybe it was the type of lace I bought but I could not get it to lay flat for the life of me! Finally I took a thread and needle and hand sewed a loose stitch through it and ruffled it more. Then I was able to get the same look. These were tougher than they look but worth it!

  48. Christie Wochner posted on February 24, 2012 at 7:26 am (#

    What is the headband made from?

  49. Christina M posted on March 7, 2012 at 1:32 pm (#

    Thanks for this great tutorial – I just made my first one! The glue is drying now, and I can’t wait to try it on my little cutie!

  50. Christina M posted on March 20, 2012 at 8:13 am (#

    I want to know about the adorable headbands as well! I’ve looked all over for it with no luck!

  51. Brittany posted on March 29, 2012 at 12:43 pm (#

    I cant find that lace trimming anywhere!! Does anyone know where I can find it?

  52. Carlee posted on April 4, 2012 at 2:30 pm (#

    I love these and have already started making some. I am wondering though where you got your colored lace. I am having trouble finding some I like.

  53. Ellen Gush posted on April 8, 2012 at 3:49 am (#


    I LOVE this flower, it is so gorgeous and so easy! Thanks so much for sharing!

    I do have a question if I may – where did you get your bright pink and turquoise lace from?

    I’m in Australia and it is near on impossible to find anything that isn’t white, red, black, baby blue. baby pink or cream. Boring!

    Thanks so much!! xx

  54. Tammy posted on April 22, 2012 at 6:12 pm (#

    Where do you find the stretchy elastic? I haven’t been able to find it anywhere :( Our hobby lobby doesnt seem to carry it and I couldn’t find it at Micheal’s either. These headbands are adorable!!


  55. Meg posted on May 3, 2012 at 9:33 am (#

    Where can you buy pretty headband elastic like you have above?

  56. Donna posted on May 9, 2012 at 9:46 am (#

    How wide of trim do you usually use?

  57. Titi posted on May 20, 2012 at 12:32 pm (#

    CGirl You’ve got me thinking about the Red Dirt Roads now! In Oak Barn!Funny last Saturday when I was sneittg up at the trunk show I was hanging a skein of Red Dirt Roads in Oak Barn and thought to myself maybe I should set that aside for myself

  58. Patricia posted on May 30, 2012 at 11:23 pm (#

    I love the cute flower you made. I can’t wait to try this.

  59. Mindi posted on June 1, 2012 at 2:16 pm (#

    LOVE these flowers. Where do you get the stuff to make the headband part?

  60. Cassandra posted on July 12, 2012 at 2:09 pm (#

    Thanks so much for sharing! Fantastic tutorial :)
    I’ve blogged about one I made & linked to you here…
    Thanks again x

  61. Kendra L. posted on August 7, 2012 at 12:51 pm (#

    Ok so I am IN LOVE with these. I don’t have a baby girl yet but I would love to make some for other’s baby girls or some for me when I have a baby girl ONE DAY (fingers crossed!) but I have a problem… I went to JoAnn’s and looked in what seemed like the lace/ruffle section but I didn’t see anything that looked quite like what you used. (also SUPER lacking in cute colors). I’m not sure if I was looking in the wrong place or the wrong store altogether. So my really stupid question is, what exactly is it called that I am looking for, as in the lace to make the flower and the stretchy kind for the headband?

  62. Whitney posted on August 7, 2012 at 1:18 pm (#

    Sooooo Darling!!!! Love them. Can I ask where you get your lace and elastic???

  63. Julie posted on September 1, 2012 at 7:59 am (#

    Ok ,so, I love these lace flowers!! Was directed to your site from this being pinned and cant wait to have time to look around some more. But, the main reason for my writing is that my sweet girl’s name is also Emmalyn. This is the only other time I’ve seen it spelled the same way, so I just had to comment. Love it!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 3, 2012 at 10:17 pm (#

      Ah so fun! I love the name! I had never heard anyone with it until a few weeks ago. Yay for Emmalyn’s! :)

  64. Debbie McQueen posted on September 26, 2012 at 9:58 am (#

    These are just to cute.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm (#

      Thanks Debbie! :)

  65. Alexandria Conner posted on October 2, 2012 at 6:22 pm (#

    I am about to make these right now. I absolutely love them!! :) Thanks for sharing! <3

  66. Jenna posted on October 19, 2012 at 8:52 pm (#

    So cute! I never would have thought this up myself! THanks for sharing, i can’t wait to try it out for my little Makenna! :)

  67. Brenda posted on October 22, 2012 at 2:43 pm (#

    Hi, I was lead to your blog from pinterest. Can you please share where you purchased your lace trim? I have looked everywhere and cannot find any.

  68. zizi posted on November 3, 2012 at 6:48 am (#

    adorei a idéia !!!!!
    Parabéns !!!!


  69. Aubrey posted on February 22, 2013 at 11:07 am (#

    Do you mind if I make and sell these?

  70. Mandy posted on April 18, 2013 at 1:57 pm (#

    Did you use 5/8 inch or 1 1/4 lace trim ? SO cute ! Thanks :)

    • Jamielyn posted on April 21, 2013 at 8:59 pm (#

      The trims I used were about 1/4 inch – 1/2 inch. Hope that helps!

  71. Tabitha posted on September 8, 2013 at 6:05 pm (#

    Where did you find that lace?? I can’t find any that thin!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 17, 2013 at 5:05 pm (#

      I found mine at SAS fabric in Phoenix, AZ! I’ve also seen some at Hobby Lobby and on Etsy! Hope you can find some! :)

  72. Debi posted on September 26, 2013 at 10:18 pm (#

    Love it!

  73. Sally posted on January 29, 2014 at 1:20 am (#

    Thanks for sharing these instructions! Your steps are easy to follow!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 30, 2014 at 8:49 pm (#

      Thanks Sally! These flowers are really fun to make, enjoy! :)

      • Karen posted on March 2, 2014 at 10:40 pm (#

        Love this! Wear did you find the elastic for the band? I like it so much more than the plain ones!

      • Jamielyn posted on March 12, 2014 at 6:48 pm (#

        Hi Karen! I found them at a fabric store in my town called Saas, but you can order them on Etsy as well! :)

  74. allie posted on February 27, 2014 at 1:57 pm (#

    Just wondering if that is a hot glue gun you are using, or what type of glue?

    • Jamielyn posted on March 3, 2014 at 1:09 pm (#

      Yes I am using a hot glue gun to make these flowers! :)

  75. Lianne posted on April 30, 2014 at 7:52 pm (#

    This is adorable. I just have a question: I don’t have any children but I want to make this for a one year old, about how long should the elastic be that goes around their head?

    • Jamielyn posted on May 14, 2014 at 12:51 am (#

      Hi Lianne! I am not sure how long it should be for a one year old. If my daughter was younger, I would go and measure it around her head, but she is older now so it would be different! I hope you got it figured out!

  76. Nicki posted on May 12, 2014 at 3:43 pm (#

    I was just wondering how you get your lace to lay flat?

    • Jamielyn posted on May 14, 2014 at 1:02 am (#

      Hi Nicki! I used a pleated lace that layed down pretty well when I glued it. You could probably iron it if it won’t go flat! :)

  77. Girl abroad posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:01 am (#

    HI! Love this tutorial! Was wanting to leave you a private message but didn’t know how! Found your photo being used by someone else as their own! Link here: 

  78. Jessi posted on June 29, 2015 at 8:52 pm (#

    So cute! Sorry if I missed this somewhere but curious what size lace trim you used for this flower? An inch? Also, about what size is her lace headband? Maybe 1/4 – 1/2 inch? 

    • Jamielyn posted on July 1, 2015 at 6:31 pm (#

      Hi Jessi! I don’t remember the exact sizes, but I believe the trims I used were about 1/4 inch – 1/2 inch.

  79. website posted on February 17, 2017 at 8:13 am (#

    I’m definitely making this for my baby girl. I’m sure it will be sooo cute on her :)

  80. Rebekah posted on August 30, 2017 at 10:09 am (#

    Where did you get the lace trim?

    • Jamielyn posted on September 1, 2017 at 4:44 pm (#

      I found mine at SAS fabric in Phoenix, AZ! I’ve also seen some at Hobby Lobby and on Etsy! Hope you can find some! :)