Hair bows for baby {baby shower idea}


Hair bows for baby -a fun and easy idea for a girl baby shower!

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 and is sharing them with you too! Yay!

Hair bows for baby free printables

Step 1: Cut elastic band.
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.

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.

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Trish @ Uncommon posted on August 7, 2012 at 4:52 am (#

    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. Brittany @ My Decoupaged Life posted on August 7, 2012 at 7:13 am (#

    What a fun idea! It would be so fun to see what everyone comes up with!

  3. Debby Messner posted on August 7, 2012 at 8:03 am (#

    What a cute idea. Watch her baby will be one of those that doesn’t have hair til she’s three.

  4. Katie posted on August 7, 2012 at 10:04 am (#

    Awesome idea!!!

  5. Andrea Worley posted on August 7, 2012 at 10:07 am (#

    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.

  6. Britney {Jesse's Girl} posted on August 7, 2012 at 10:29 am (#

    This was such a cute idea and so fun! And every time I see Amelia, she is wearing a super cute headband!

  7. Michaela posted on August 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm (#

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

  8. Angie posted on August 8, 2012 at 8:21 am (#

    Cute, cute cute! I LOVE this idea and so wish I had a friend having a baby girl right now.

  9. Laura @ Mrs in the Making posted on August 8, 2012 at 10:05 am (#

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

  10. Sara posted on August 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm (#

    I LOVE this idea!!! What a great activity for a baby shower and a great present for the baby!!

  11. Meredith @ La Buena Vida posted on September 18, 2012 at 2:11 pm (#

    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!

  12. Amber posted on March 20, 2013 at 8:28 am (#

    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!

  13. Karin posted on March 27, 2014 at 12:14 am (#

    Such a cute setup! If you need supplies for your headband activity, make sure you check out our shop!

  14. Jennifer posted on April 7, 2014 at 4:14 pm (#

    Sweet idea!!!! Jen @

  15. NB posted on November 7, 2014 at 11:07 pm (#

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  16. Julie posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:22 am (#

    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? 

    • Jamielyn posted on February 2, 2015 at 5:05 pm (#

      Yes that is how we did it! :)

  17. amanda posted on June 14, 2015 at 5:01 pm (#

    How did the guests choose which flower they wanted to make ? Did you have directions for each one ? 

    • Jamielyn posted on June 16, 2015 at 2:40 pm (#

      Hi Amanda! Yes, I just had directions for each one. At the bottom of the post there are links for a few flower tutorials! :)