Monday, March 25, 2013

Felt Hair Bows


Spring is here. (yay!)

our girls were in need of some new hair bows in fun fresh colors.
so we ordered us some yummy felt and made some

spring felt hair bows
 
supplies:
felt (we prefer a wool felt. you can find a lot of suppliers on etsy)
scissors
hot glue gun
alligator clips (can be purchased at The Soda Pop Shop)
headbands (can be found on etsy or most craft stores - the one below is from Hobby Lobby)

optional:
ribbon trim  
gold glitter ribbon


the how-to:
1 - cut out your 3 felt pieces. (1) 7" x 1 1/4" -  (2) 4" x 1 1/4" - (3) 1/2" x 2 1/2"  - you can play with these sizes depending on how small or large you want your final bow.
2 - glue the ends of the largest felt piece together.
3 - glue the two centers together.
4 - pinch the center together and glue.
5 - take your 2nd piece of felt and notch the ends. then center your bow on top and glue to the "pinched" part of the bow.
6 - take the smallest felt piece and wrap around the center of the bow and glue on the back.
tip: it takes very little hot glue when working with felt. use as small amount as possible. 

if you want to add a clip to your bow: take your alligator clip and hot glue ribbon starting on the inside of the flat side of the clip and continue around to the top. then add some hot glue to flat side and glue it to the back of your bow.
 

if you want to add your bow to a headband: just hot glue straight on to the headband. then cut out another piece of felt and hot glue it to the back to cover up the glue and give it a nice finished look.
 


to add ribbon or lace trim: cut your lace or ribbon the same length as your largest piece of felt. center it on the felt and follow the steps as normal.



our girls are all set now.
 they have their favorite bow picked out for Easter morning already.


to see how we made our felt flower hair clips click HERE.



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11 comments:

  1. Very cute! I love the ones with the lace added! Darling!

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  2. These are super cute! And not a minute too soon. Now that our Wee Lass has enough hair to put these into, I can look forward to a day where, dispite all the freakin' pink, people might stop saying "Oh, HE'S so cute!"
    ...."Yes, ma'am,...SHE is..."

    Jason

    The Cheeky Daddy

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  3. Can't wait to try to make these! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  4. Would love to know what Etsy suppliers you recommend for the best quality and colors of felt. I have been wary to order it online because you never know. Thanks!

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  5. So cute!! I love the ones with the lace. So pretty!!

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  6. Love! I was wondering what etsy shop did you buy from and what colors did you use? Thanks for sharing love it all!

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  7. love the glitter and lace ones cute

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  8. Oh my gosh! I have been looking up how to make a bow and these are probably some of the cutest ones I have seen all day! I love the way the felt and the lace go together. Thanks so much for this information. I'm going to try and replicate this.

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  9. Courtney and Breanna,

    I highly recommend Benzie Design for wool felt on Etsy. The shop owner, Renae, sells a high quality wool blend in over 100 of the most luscious colors! It's about 80 cents per sheet, depending on the size. It's my first choice for crafting! Benzie is one of the largest felt suppliers on Etsy and is great to work with!

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