Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Making a bow hair clip

Make pretty preppy pinwheel bows for hair clips or head bands.
5/8 in ribbon
3/8 in ribbon
aligator hair clip
hot glue gun
fray check
measuring tape or ruler
cardboard or cardstock

First create your bow template. I made mine 3 in wide and 2 1/4 tall. Then cut a slit in the middle. I just drew a line down the middle to guide my cut.

Clip the end of your ribbon on the template and wrap.

When wrapped around creating 2 loops on either side, clip in place and cut the ribbon.

Stitch in the center of the ribbon using your slit as a guide.

When you're done, it should look like this.

Slide off the template.

Pull the thread tight and it will create a bow.

Wrap the thread around the center to hold in place.

Tie off the thread and you'll have a bow looking like this.

Using the 5/8 in ribbon, tie a simple knot.

Hot glue the knot on the center of the bow, covering the thread.

Attach the bow on to a clip with a dab of hot glue.  I pre-wrapped mine with the 3/8 width ribbon so the metal is covered to protect the head.

I just put a bit of hot glue to attach and wrap the knot over the top of the hair clip to secure.

Give yourself a pat on the back for making a beautiful timeless hair accessory for that special little girl in your life.

Here are samples of some others I've made:

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