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DIY: Knot A Bow

Little J may have outlawed headbands on the final episode of Gossip Girl, but we've decided her decree applies to just the most Blair Waldorf-like bows. Mostly because we're obsessed with the Jennifer Behr rope head wrap on Rose Cordero in this month's Teen Vogue. But at $248, it's a bit outside our accessory budget. So we decided to make our own. YOU'LL NEED: -1.5-2 yards of rope -A thin, plastic headband -Superglue -Optional: tea STEPS: 1. If you'd like your rope to look a little weathered, dip it into a cup of black tea that you've let steep until the color's what you'd prefer. Let dry overnight.

2. Start experimenting with knots. We liked the look of the original but were immediately taken back to our rock climbing days and decided to do a double figure eight knot. 3. Double-up your rope, and fold in half. 4. Take the right ropes and cross them over the left. 5. Loop these ropes back to the right side, by going underneath the rope. 6. Poke the rope through the loop at the top, and pull tight. 7. Move the knot around on the rope, until it is at a place that will lie nicely on your head. 8. Take the headband and put superglue onto it, working in about 2-inch sections. Press the rope down and continue until you reach the end of the headband. 9. Cut the excess rope and superglue the ends to prevent fraying. We're pretty sure Little J would let this one slide. --MELISSA ELLIOTT

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