Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fourth of July Hairbow Tutorial

 I wanted to make a cute 4th of July hair bow for my cute little K-La girl.
I have only ever made one really simple type of hair bow before so this was a definite trial and error but it turned out okay.

First off I gathered all of my supplies that I would need. I had 2 types of ribbon, a button, hot glue, scissors & an alligator clip. 

 The first thing that I did was to cut the ribbon to the sizes that I would need for the bow. I cut 2 lengths in the blue ribbon and 4 in the red and white ribbon. All of these were the same length. I also cut one more length of red & white ribbon to cover the clip.

The next step was to fold the lengths of ribbon in on themselves and glue them so they formed a ring.

 The next step was to glue all of the rings in the middle so they laid flat.

 They looked like this when they were all glued. Note just use a little dot of glue. Don't glue down the whole middle.

 The next step was to decide on how each layer should look
I then glued them together making sure to always keep the ribbon seams down.

The fifth step was to glue the 2 layers together.

 The next step was to get the alligator clip ready to be glued on to the base of the bow.

Here is a reminder of what to use for this.

 Glue the ribbon on the flat side of the clip as shown.

Hold the ribbon tight as you fold it around the clip and glue it to the top of the clip.

Continue to glue the ribbon down the rest of the clip keeping it open so you don't glue the 2 sides together and then tuck the ribbon under the clip and glue it down as well.

Flip the bow over and glue the alligator clip to the bow.

I just glued the clip to the lowest ribbon, which also happened to be the thicker ribbon.

Flip the bow back over and glue your button in the middle.

I liked the look of this so much that I made a larger one for my 11 year old niece.

 Happy Fourth of July and happy bow making!

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  1. Ooooh how cute!!! Thanks for making Mack one.

  2. I love it!!! See you are very crafty also..thanks for remembering Kenz one also

  3. So cute for the 4th! Great job.

  4. Hi Heather! Thanks for sharing this fun tutorial! I found you over at Tatertots & Jello's linky party!! I love your cute bows!! I'm your newest follower!!

    You can find me here:


  5. this is so cute! i wish i had a little girl to make these for!

    i'm visiting from Night Owl Crafting!

    thanks for sharing!


  6. Cute as a button! Thank you for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman's Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  7. I love this idea! I'm visiting over from funkyjunkinteriors. I'm hosting my first ever blog party and its all 4th of July-all Red, White, and Blue! I'd love for you to link up and share with me!


    Hope to see you over at my place soon!

  8. Thanks for linking up with me! I just realized I hadn't enabled thumbnails for the party. I just fixed that...so if you'd like to repost your link with a thumbnail that is now an option!

    Sorry I'm still new to this whole linky party..but thanks for your support!

  9. Adorable bows! Thanks so much for linking up to last weeks Tutorial Tuesday! I hope to see you at the party next week.

    Newlyweds on a Budget

  10. Thank you so much for linking this up! I love it! So cute! Perfect for my first blog party celebrating the 4th of July!

    I'm hosting my first ever weekly blog party and it starts today! It is called {re}create into something new! So please link up anything that you have reinvented, repurposed, recycled, revamped, reused, reorganized or redone! http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/07/recreate-into-something-new-blog-party.html

    Thanks again!
    Kaitlin--The Not So Simple Housewife