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A few months ago I helped put together a Baby Shower for my sweet SIL. I was in charge of the activity, so we thought it would be fun to  make bows. It turned out PERFECT! The guests got to craft and momma and baby ended up with a TON of cute hair bows!

My friend Heather from Chickabug designed this cute sign and the labels. On the sign I put the following steps:

Step 1: Cut elastic band.
Newborn: 10 inches
0-3 months: 12 inches
3-6 months: 14 inches
6-9 months: 16 inches
9-12 months: 18 inches
Step 2: Choose flower to make.
Step 3: Attach flower to elastic with glue gun.
Step 4: Attach a tag with your name and what size it is.
        Thank you!

I placed the lace and buttons in glass jars and had glue guns and scissors on the table as well.

hair bows for baby

I love girly stuff! The lace, pearls and pink is so fun!

Once the guests arrived they created a bow and then tied a tag around it with their name and the size of the headband. I had several bows finished before hand so they could use them as examples.

It was a lot of fun for everyone. My SIL ended up with so many cute bows for her baby girl.

This was such a great activity for a baby shower. You could do something like this with onesies as well. There are so many fun ways to embellish onesies. For more baby shower ideas check out my Pinterest board.

Thanks for reading. Come back soon! :D

UPDATE: I found most of my lace and buttons at a store called SAS in AZ. Jo-Ann’s and Hobby Lobby also has a great collection.

To find a few hair bow tutorials click here: felt bow, felt flowers, Ruffled flowers, fire flowers.

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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15 Responses to “Hair bows for baby {baby shower idea}”

  1. Trish @ Uncommon

    What a sweet idea and display! I am sure the mama-to-be loved all of her little handmade goodies! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

    Take care,


  2. Andrea Worley

    This is a really cute idea. I’ve seen it where people are asked to buy a hair bow and bring it to the shower, but making your own is way more fun for both baby & mommy to be.

  3. Michaela

    This is such a great twist on the onesie decorating baby shower idea. You’re table is beautiful and the headbands are so sweet!

  4. Laura @ Mrs in the Making

    What an adorable idea!!! I’ve seen the make-a-onesie party ideas but this is even better! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Meredith @ La Buena Vida

    So, probably a silly question, but after the elastic is cut to the right size, how is it secured into a circle? Hot glue? Are the two ends joined under the flower? I know it’s probably super easy…but I’m just curious if there’s a best way to go about it!

  6. Amber

    Great Idea! I plan on doing this for my sisters baby shower next week! Can you tell me where you found that frame??? In loove!