I am pretty sure I am not the only one who can't keep track of my little girls hair bows. I make some to stock up the supply and before I know it I am back to having just a couple so then I am back to to the drawing board. Well, I am back in the 'making a bunch' mode hence two weeks ago and this weeks post.
I saw this darling hair bow on gymboree's site and had to make one. Here are a few pointers on how to make your own. Super fun and very easy!
First you will need to curl your ribbon. There are several sites that can show you how to do this. This is a great tutorial to look over.
I found that when I use a lower oven temperature my curls were loose and over time will come out completely. I found for me the perfect temperature was 300 degrees and 20 minutes in the oven. Also, make sure you let the ribbon cool on the wooden dowel before taking it off.
To make 1 hair bow you will want 3 and a 1/2 dowels covered in ribbon.
Cut your curled ribbon in half giving you 7 ribbon pieces.
Tie a knot in the center of each ribbon.
Burn the ends of each ribbon so that it doesn't fray over time. I also had to trim a couple ends because they were curled funny or started to fray already.
Hot glue 2 ribbons together in the center so that the knots are side by side.
Hot glue your hair elastic on the back of the 2 ribbons that are already glued together.
Continue gluing your 5 ribbon pieces that are left next to each other and around the hair elastic.
Super simple, right? My little girl gets comments everywhere she goes when she wears these. They're darling and really brighten up an outfit.