Thursday, March 29, 2012

DIY: Hair Bow Tutorial

 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.

SUPPLIES:
  • Three pieces of ribbon (see sizes below)
  • Hot glue gun/glue
  • floral or jewelry wire
  • Scissors
  • 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! 
How clever!

See?!
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!

3 comments:

  1. Omg Mal! How much are you selling your bows for and can you make ones that are on the stretchy headbands for baby girls?? I have tried making bows and I am HORRIBLE!! I either need SEVERAL lessons or to just buy them... I need 2 Royals bows fr my baby girl and for my friends baby girl... Possible?

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  2. haha...I will sell them for $5 plus shipping. I'll put it on my etsy store. I can't find any Royals ribbon but I can get blue and white & might be able to stencil the logo on a piece of ribbon. I'll see what I can do! :)

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  3. and yes I can put them on a stretchy headband!

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