Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Crafty Wednesday- How to Make Hair Bows

Well, if you got a chance to stop by here yesterday, you saw that Tuesday’s Toot was about my learning to make hair bows for my little darling. So far I have made three types of bows. One is a Pony-O, one is a Pinwheel Bow, and one is a Butterfly Bow. I am by no means an expert yet, but it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. It was actually pretty easy and fun. The best part is that this is a craft that is not only rewarding for me, but my little girl loves the bows too.
If you would like to know how to make hair bows for your little cutie pie, just follow these steps.

1. Find free “How to Make a Hair Bow” instructions on the internet. I used the following:
http://bowdesigns.50webs.com/index.html

The Pony-O was so easy and turned out really cute. See instructions http://bowdesigns.50webs.com/festive_ponytail_holder.html


Take note – the Aleene’s Stop Fraying glue darkens the edge of sheer fabric. However, once the Pony-O is in the hair, you can’t tell.

The Pinwheel Bow was the most difficult to make. I had trouble with the pinching/folding and with getting the tails to act right. It still turned out cute, but I will have to practice it a few times before it will turn out the way I want it-can’t help it-I’m a perfectionist.
http://bowdesigns.50webs.com/pinwheel_bow.html


The Butterfly Bow turned out really well. It wasn’t very difficult and you can use so many different sizes of ribbon. I will be making this one again for sure.
http://bowdesigns.50webs.com/perky_loops.html



2. Get your materials. I didn’t find everything I needed from Michael’s craft store. The ribbon was reasonably priced, but they didn’t have the alligator clips I wanted. I will be buying off the internet from now on. Hair Hardware looked like they had some good deals.
http://www.hair-hardware.com/

3. Set aside some time and enjoy making your little princess some cute hair bows.
I have definitely found myself a new craft that I love. I’ll be sure to share photos! Have fun!

4 comments:

Melanie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Pink & Green Mama said...

So fun!!I'm making most of my christmas presents this year. THese would be great stocking stuffers for my girls! You could even add a cute decorative/thematic button in the center of a bow like a little pumpkin or cupcake, etc. to make them super cute. Also polka-dot and patterned ribbon would be adorable.

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jenallyson said...

Thanks for the tips! I find great ribbon on ebay!