Wednesday, October 7, 2009

More Hairbows!






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!!

10 comments:

  1. I LOVE this idea! I've made the silk flower type before but I think it would be much better making them with ribbon (and cheaper since I can't afford fake flowers all the time but I can afford ribbon). :-) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. I've been seeing these adorable little flowers all over. You made it look so easy I can't NOT try it now! :) Just need to get myself some more clips.

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  3. Both of you should try it! They are so easy! I love hearing from my readers! Thank You!

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  4. My daughter was given some of these and they are so cute. Now that I know how they were made, I am definitely making more!!! I already have the ribbon and clips!!! My daughter is going to love me!!!

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  5. Cute bows, i am going to give them a try! I saw in your profile that you have one and are going to have twins, that's my set up too! :) I have an almost 4 yr old and almost 2 yr old twins :) congrats, it's a crazy, but joyful ride!

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  6. what kind of clips do you use and do you just glue it to the clip

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    1. I use double prong alligator clips and I usually line them with ribbon first and then hot glue the bow to it. You can buy big 100 pack clips at Sally's Beauty Supply for about $7!!

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    2. I so love these bows...I have been making them like crazy!! My daughter loves them and comes home everyday from school and her friends always want me to make them one...thanks for the easy instructions!!

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    3. Oh thank you!! You are very welcome! I'm glad your daughter loves them. My daughter still just pulls them out. Hopefully in about a year or so she will start to like them too! :)

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  7. Love the hairbows. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are so talented!

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