March 18, 2010

Ribbons and bows! Oh my!

On the Bo Bunny blog this week we have been sharing projects that incorporate ribbon. If you haven't stopped by to check it out, I highly recommend you do so! There have been tons of amazing ideas and I do believe they have a giveaway going on! (hint! hint!)

I created a set of hair bows for my nieces using some Bo Bunny ribbon, flowers and bling. I was able to get this photo of my youngest niece wearing one of them. Sometimes she doesn't hold still for very long! LOL!!!
Here is the set I created to match various outfits of my nieces. If you are interested in how to create some of these yourself, you will find a photo tutorial below.



Ribbon Hair Bow Tutorial
Supplies:
Ribbon (5/8 inch and 3/8 inch)
Flowers
Gems
Hot Glue Gun

Here are the supplies you will need.Start with the 2 largest flowers. Rotate them to offset the petals and hot glue them together
Hot glue the next size to the center of the largest two flowers.
Finish by hot gluing the smallest flower to the center.
Cut four of the 5/8 inch ribbon into 4.5 inch lengths.
Cut four of the 3/8 inch ribbon into 2.5 inch lengths.
Make a loop with the 5/8 inch ribbon and hot glue the ends together.
Repeat this will all four pieces of the 5/8 inch ribbon.
Hot glue these to the back of the flower.Fold the 3/8 inch ribbon in half and hot glue the ends together.
Repeat this will all four pieces of the 3/8 inch ribbon.
Fold back the flower petals where the large loops come together.
Hot glue the 3/8 inch pieces on top of these loops and underneath the flower petals.
Finish by hot gluing a gem to the center of the flower.
Attach your hair bow to a barrette or ponytail holder. I recommend sewing them on using fishing line. I found they stay on the barrette or ponytail holder better with this technique when little hands might be pulling on them!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

  1. These are just precious! My girls would soooo love these.

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  2. Definitely 'Oh my'!! They are absolutely lovely...will definitely try to make them...
    Regards,
    Rupi.

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  3. Oh, this is so beautiful! My little girl has long blond hair. I know what I will be doing tonight! Thanks for sharing your knowledge

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  4. Very sweet. I'm digging through my stash to make one for my daughter for Easter. Thanks for the tutorial :O)

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  5. Thank you so much for this tutorial!

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  6. Gosh....these are so adorable, Juliana. Love it!

    xoxo

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  7. My 8-yr old would ♥ those... just adorable!

    CONGRATS on Jillibean! I see you're also from Missouri! :-)

    Hugs...

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  8. OH I am so making these for my daughter this weekend! Thank you so much for sharing this - you rock!!!

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  9. you always have the best ideas!! those are gorgeous, TFS, juliana!

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  10. So adorable! I will have to try and make some for the grand kids!

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  11. Thank you for sharing!!! I soooo have to make some of these!!

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  12. Those are absolutely adorable. You are very talented. I have enjoyed your blog a great deal, and will be back to visit soon.
    Susan
    http://amazingcouponanddiscountdeals.blogspot.com

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JULIANA