Simple hair bow tutorial

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    We love hair bows at our house! Especially my little girl. I think I may be in trouble. ;) She organizes them every day and picks out which one she wants to wear with each out fit. It is pretty darn cute!

    Today I’m going to show you how to make a SUPER simple hair bow. These involve little to no skill {promise} and will cost you about .25 cents a bow! They are GREAT for baby shower gifts!

    The possibilities are endless with these ribbon bows. There are so many fun colors and patterns to choose from. Here’s what you’ll need to get started.

    Simple hair bow tutorial


    • Ribbon ( I prefer 1 – 11/2 in grosgrain ribbon ) – found mine at Hobby Lobby
    • Hair clips (found at Hobby Lobby or Sally’s)
    • Hot Glue
    • Scissors

    The first thing you’ll do is cut your ribbon. For my bows I prefer 5-6 inches. If your girl is older 7 inches would be good. The longer the ribbon… the bigger the bow!

    1. Fold in one end to the center and hot glue

    2. Fold in the other end to meet the first one in the middle. You don’t want to use too much glue here. A little will do.

    3. Place a small dot of glue in the center of the bow and pinch together.

    4. Pull the ends back and glue 1/2 inch piece of ribbon around the center. You can cut 1/2 inch piece from your ribbon (make sure to use fray check or fire, so the edges don’t fray) or you can use a 1/2 inch piece of ribbon in a different color

    5. Glue your alligator hair clip to the back of the bow.

    Then make a hundred more! Once you get the hang of it, these will only take you a minute to make.

    Look how cute they are! My little girl sure loves them. So have you made these simple hair bows? If not, give them a try.

    Thanks for reading. Have a great day!!

    Looking for more hair bows? Check out: Felt bow tutorial, Felt flowers, Ruffled lace flower.

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