Saturday, June 6, 2015

Patriotic Hair Bows

Hi everybody,

This is Jamie and today I want to share some easy to make hair bows with you all. These bows are perfect for 4th of July!

Here is a list of the things you will need to make these bows:
Alligator clips (one per bow)
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
5/8" red wired satin ribbon
11/2" navy blue mini stars wired ribbon

It took me less than 30 minutes to make these bows start to finish. I made a (hopefully) easy picture tutorial for you just in case.

Step 1.
Cut ribbons to size. I cut the navy star ribbon at aprox. 11 inches and the red approx. 3 inches.

Step 2.
Take your blue star ribbon and gate fold until the ends overlap (make sure to have them overlap enough for a line of glue to hold them together).

Step 3.
Hot glue a line across one of the edges and then press the two edges together to make a continuous piece of ribbon (it should look like a circle or bracelet shape once unflattened).

Step 4. 
Flatten the ribbon you just glued together and grab in the center of the ribbon and pinch together.

Step 5.
While still pinching the center of the ribbon, use your other hand to fold the top and bottom of the pinched area to the back (so that the center now makes a "W" shape). At this point you can hot glue to hold it together or use some twine/thread and tie it in this position if you like.

Step 6. 
While holding the center in a "W" shape (you won't have to hold it if you've tied the center in this position) take your red ribbon and wrap around the center to hide the fold. (The 3 inches is enough to wrap around 2x. If you only want to wrap around once cut off the excess now).

Step 7.
Now secure the red ribbon with hot glue (making sure your ribbon seam end is on the back side of your bow).

Step 8.
Now hot glue your alligator clip (or hair piece etc. of your choice) to the back side of the bow. Make sure you line it up in the middle so that you can't see the clip from the front.

See, I told you easy! I hope my tutorial was easy enough to follow.  Thanks for taking the time to view my project today!

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

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