Before Christmas I learned how to make standard hair bows, and thought they were so fun to make! (I will post more about these soon).
But I really wanted to make some sort of flower bow--more than just buying a fake flower and gluing a hair clip to it. I was so happy when I came across these fabric flower bows--I just had to try them! AND I used fabric that I already had, so this project was FREE! I also found 2 other ways to make flower bows, so I plan on trying those in the next few weeks!
What you'll need:
-1 strip of fabric (2inches wide, 2 feet long)
-Hot glue gun
-Bow clips, alligator clips, pins, headbands....whatever you want to attach it to
-Buttons or bling (optional)
First, cut out the strip of fabric (I cut out several strips here, because I was making a cluster of flowers)
Next, take your strip of fabric and begin to wrap it into a "cinnamon roll" shape, twisting and bunching the fabric as you go along. Add a dot of hot glue every once in a while to hold it in place.
Once you have an inch of fabric left, hot glue it to the back of the flower. Clip your hair clip (I used alligator clips) to a piece of wax paper and put hot glue on top. Attach flower and wait for it to dry.
Remove the bow once it is dry and add buttons, bling, or leave it plain.
I chose to add green buttons to this one!
I also made a huge white one and I'm still debating whether or not to add a button or leave it plain...
Here's a few more pictures of the 3 I made:
Here's one of the back. I actually put an extra layer of white backing on it just to hold everything in place.
You can even use these as a pretty cute purse clip!
That's it for now!
I've decided to try these link parties, so go visit the The Shabby Nest for more crafts and decor :)