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DIY Bridal Hair Accessory

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At her online store, Myra Callan offers everything from exquisite, modern veils and caps to chic headbands, clips and combs ( She also has designed exclusive pieces for BHLDN, Anthropolgie’s wedding boutique.

You might also be interested in her accessories how-to book, “Adornments: Sew & Create Accessories with Fabric, Lace & Beads” (Krause Publications, 2012). Here, Callan shares the instructions for making a lace and rhinestone hair comb.


5 to 7 velvet millinery leaves. Small, decorative lace appliqués, from 4 to 6 inches long.

Twenty to 30 small, flatback rhinestones. Jewelry craft glue. One small comb. Needle and thread.

Step 1: Look for a well-embellished lace appliqué at a fabric store. Callan likes options with beading and/or metallic threads.

Step 2: Arrange the velvet millinery leaves under the lace appliqué with the wired ends hidden.

Step 3: Sew the leaves onto the back of the lace appliqué, making sure they are well-secured.

Step 4: Carefully glue the rhinestones onto the velvet leaves.

Step 5: Sew the entire lace and leaves section onto the comb.