I know I know, more hair bows!? I just can't help myself, I'm addicted and these new bows are my new favorite! Plus, I have an excuse. The applique I was experimenting with just didn't work out, otherwise I would have posted about those! I was very upset when I pulled it out of the dryer and it had come to pieces! I had such high hopes! It might have been OK if I had followed the instructions about washing in cold water and air drying but I knew if I was going to be putting the applique on onsies that just wasn't an option. It just wasn't practical!! So, I will keep trying different applique techniques and see if I can get one that works! Until then, I will tell you how to make these new adorable hair bows. The original idea came from the instructions on theribbonretreat.com but it just looked really complicated. I was surfing the web and I came across something similar from Martha Stewart Wedding. On this one you use hot glue! So much easier!!
Basically, you cut 4 pieces of ribbon the same length. I use 6 1/2 inches. Lay them across each other as shown in the photos above and just put a thin dot of glue between each layer. Then start bringing the ends together and gluing them down. Be sure not to use too much glue or the bow will start to get too thick. Once all of the ends have been brought together you can glue a button or some sort of embellishment in the middle or you can make another smaller one to glue to the first one and then add the button or embellishment. On all of mine I have made a smaller one to go with it because I think it just looks a lot better!! For the smaller one I cut the lengths 4 inches each. I also have some photos of flower clips that I have put together as well! I just bought some silk flowers at Walmart, took them apart and used a few pieces glued to a clip with a button in the middle. One silk flower can make lots of clips. So don't buy to many!!
I hope these instructions make sense! If not, leave me a comment and I will try to explain better! Next post will be about super easy Halloween decorations! Come back and check it out!!