February 23, 2011

Tutorial: How to make a 4" Hair Bow

How to make a 4" Hair Bow
.Step by Step Picture Tutorial.
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Supplies Needed...
Glue Gun with Glue Sticks
Ribbon (I used 1.5")
Measuring Tape
Scissors
Lighter or Wood Burner
Alligator Clip
Tiny Hair Rubberbands or Embroidery Floss 
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Steps....
Cut your ribbon at 20"

Heat seal the ends with a lighter or a wood burner.

Fold your ribbon in half to find the center.

You do not have to mark on your ribbon. I just wanted you to be able to see the crease.

Wrap the ribbon around and secure with a very tiny dot of glue from your glue gun.

Do the same thing to the other side of the ribbon. You want to make a number '8' out of the ribbon.

Grab the top loop, bring straight down, and glue in place.

Do the same with the bottom loop

Accordion the center of the bow and hold tightly in place.

Wrap your small rubber band around it two to four times to hold it in place.

Cut another strip of ribbon at 6 inches

If you are using 1.5" ribbon fold it in half or you can use a smaller sized ribbon.

Make a knot for the center of the bow

Place a small dab of glue to the backside of the knot.

Add your knot to the center of the bow.

Tip: If you use a rubber band let the glue cool down a tad bit so it doesn't break your rubber band. If you use embroidery floss you will not have this issue.

Wrap one side of your knotted ribbon around the bow securing in place with glue. Cut of excess ribbon as needed.

The other side of the ribbon slide the alligator clip in and....
 ...find the center of the bow from the backside. Adjust your alligator clip under the ribbon and glue in place. Heat seal the end of the ribbon before you secure it in place with glue.

Now you have a cute little 4" boutique style bow :)

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