Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hair bows galore!!!

Have you seen all the cute hair bow holders floating around blogland? Oh the possibilities!!! They are so cute. I thought this would be great gift for my beautiful niece and adorn it with hair bows!!! Her birthday was a few days ago, but I went ahead and gave it to her early. I think she really liked it ;) And these hair bows! Oh, they are so easy to make. Once I got started making these bows, it was really hard to stop! I didn't realize how fun it is!

I was not so lucky as others out there who found frames for $1 at thrift stores, but mine was on sale! I got it at Michael's for $10; it was 50% off. Not too bad. So with the help of my dad, I spray painted the frame with this cute turquoise spray paint.

Using the matte board that came with the frame, I cut out some batting about 2 inches longer on each side and then hot glued it around the edges.

I cut the fabric a little longer than the batting. Then I laid the board on top of the fabric and hot clued it on all sides. Then I measured the ribbons and decided on the placement and hot glued them as well. Then added the back of the frame and I was done!!! Easy peasy!

After the frame was done, I proceeded to make these cute bows. My sister gave me some ribbon for Christmas so I put it to good use! I used this tutorial to line the clips with ribbon. Most of the bows were made by making four or six loops (two or three on each side) making sure to hold it securely in the center. To secure the bow, tie the center with thick string. Cut a coordinating ribbon big enough to wrap around the center. Place a dab of glue in the center on the back of the bow and put the end of the ribbon on it. Add another dab of glue and wrap the ribbon around, making sure to cover the string holding the loops together. Then place some glue on top of the clip and press and hold the bow on it for a few seconds.

These are fabric flowers that are great if you have scrapes. They are left over from this post. I am just now finding out a use for them!!! Adorn them with a cute button and you have a cute, unique bow.
Then there are these cute little barrettes. Here is an easy and quick tutorial. I think these are very cute. Something great to do while watching TV or during long car rides!

I can't wait to make some more cute hair bows. I have two little girls birthdays coming up in March and April!!! I should be able to get a lot done between now and then!

Add all the cute bows to accessorize!


Anonymous said...

Those hair accesories are so cool!!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

great project... If my girls were still little, I would certainly make one of these! so glad that I stumbled in! I am visiting by way of New Friend Friday at TGC. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week! until later...