In the midst of all of my tutu-making, I had a customer ask if I made bows, too.
I replied with a "no" but then after some thought, decided to try it!
Because I'm crazy like that.
I found this great tutorial via Pinterest.
It was super easy and really kind of fun to make!
The tutorial calls for two sets of thicker ribbon [the green below]. I tried that with a sheer ribbon and it just didn't work. However, in the KU bow at the end of this post, I did do that. I think it looks cute either way. The sheer just looked weird.
It really just depends on how large you want the bow to be.
Now...onto the tutorial.
- Three pieces of ribbon (see sizes below)
- Hot glue gun/glue
- floral or jewelry wire
- Headband or metal clip to attach ribbon to
Cut 22 inches of wide ribbon [you can use any size but I think the wider ribbon is best].
And 7 inches of thinner ribbon [the blue below, ignore the green ribbon]
Next, cut your 22" ribbon into two equal pieces. Again, ignore the green.
Then stick some glue on the end and bring the other end over to form a circle. Do this for the 7" strip of ribbon as well.
Next, bring the two pieces together and using floral wire bunch them together to form a bow shape.
Twist the wire in the back to secure
This isn't pictured, but do the same with the 7" piece of ribbon - bunch it with floral wire & wrap around the other ribbon to secure both pieces together.
Next, use a super-thin piece of ribbon and glue around the middle to cover up the floral wire.
And there you have it!
I glued it to a headband, but you can also buy barrette clips of different shapes and sizes at HL [and probably Wal-mart] and glue those to it.
I immediately regretted gluing this one on to the headband because I later discovered that the headbands I bought at HL have little slots in them so you can use different barrettes and change them out!
I made a couple KU hair bows yesterday.
And one more that I forgot to take a picture of.
I finally got to use the basketball ribbon I purchased a long time ago!
Perfect for this because our football team is nothing to write home about.
I have three more tutus to make, and two more on order for next week [a K-state & rainbow one].
That's all for now, folks!
Hope you have a great day.
One more day til the weekend!!! Woooo Hooooo!