Monday, April 14, 2008

Curly Hair Bow Tutorial

Alright ladies, little mister and I were making some hair bows to go along with a dress we were giving as a birthday present. These hair bows are easy to make and fun. If you watch sales on ribbon or find them on clearance, as I did in this case, it can be quite economical as well. Each bow takes about 1 small spool of craft ribbon...I think that is 6 feet.


  • ribbon

  • scissors

  • small hair clips

  • no fray

  • starch spray

  • oven sheet covered in foil

  • 1/4 inch wooden per hair bow cut in half to fit in your oven

  • wooden clothes pin (the pinchy kind)

  • hot glue gun

  • preheated oven to 275 degrees

Step 1- Gather all of your supplies.

Step 2- Tightly wrap your ribbon around your rods securing each end with a clothes pin. (*Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of this, but it is pretty easy.)

Step 3- Spray with starch and place on pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool for 3 minutes.

Step 4- Slide ribbon off the rods. You may need to wiggle it a little to get it unstuck.

Step 5- Cut ribbon into about 2.5 inch to 3 inch pieces. 'No fray' the edges.

Step 6- Pile the ribbons into piles you wish to be "bows" and pick one of the longer ribbons to tie with. I pick up the ribbons piece by piece pinching them between my index and thumb, wrap the longest bow around them, and tie them.

Step 7- Secure the bow to the clip with the hot glue gun. I usually put a bit of glue in the knot as well so that it is secure.

Step 8- Fluff your curlies.

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