Fabric Flower Bows

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hi everyone! As you know, Bryan and I will be getting a NIECE in April. Alisha (my sister-in-law) has asked me to be the official bow-maker for little miss Hensley, so I spend a lot of my time trying to find different ways to make cute bows.

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
-Wax Paper
-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...

Decisions, decisions.

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 :)


  1. cute!! i might make these for my room for something! what does twenty three oh one mean?

  2. thanks!!! i love them too.

    it's our address number...i was trying to be more creative than "bryan and katy"...you like?

  3. p.s. i think these would fit perfectly in your room :)

  4. OMG Katy! I love these bows!! You're so talented! :)

  5. Those are so cute! Love that they are so simple to make.

  6. These are sooo cute! Check these out!


    Hopefully that link will work. I don't know this girl, but just stumbled on this blog. They are pretty cute!

  7. Um, oh my gosh, I LOVE those Allison!! I just bookmarked that site to make them! Thanks! And I just made 2 other kinds of bows today...apparantly I'm going through a bow phase...


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