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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tuxedo Hair Bow Tutorial

As promised, a cute little tuxedo hair bow tut! :) You can purchase them here, or make them yourself by following the instructions below.

First, gather your supplies:

  • 2 pieces of 3/8" grosgrain ribbon, 4" long
  • 1.5" grosgrain ribbon, 5" long
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue (duh?)
  • scissors
  • lighter (for fray check)
  • alligator clip (single or double-prong)

Take your 5" long ribbon and fold it in half. Crease it. Heat seal your ends.

Unfold the ribbon, and glue down the center. Fold the ribbon onto the glue. Repeat with the other side. Do not glue the ribbon ends on top of each other - glue them next to each other.

Put a dot of glue in the center of the folded ribbon.

Fold lengthwise. (You are folding into the ribbon where it connects.)

Next, place some glue at the top of the bow and then fold it down towards the center. I hope this isn't getting too confusing! Stay with me. See where the arrow is? You are folding the top of the ribbon towards you.

Repeat with the other side.

Now take one of your 3/8" pieces and make a knot in the middle.

Glue it to your bow. You will have some extra ribbon left over. Cut it, heat seal it with the lighter (just swipe the lighter across the edge of the ribbon quickly), and hot glue it to your bow. This picture is of the bottom of the bow.

You now need to line the alligator clip. Heat seal the ends of your ribbon. Open the clip and glue the upper inside piece. Cover with ribbon. Close clip and add glue to the top. Cover with ribbon. Turn over. Glue 1/4 of the bottom of the clip. Cover with ribbon.

Your bow... and your clip...

Now glue your bow to your clip and it is ready to wear!

If you have any questions, please let me know.. I will answer them in the comments or add them to this post. These are probably the most simple bows you will ever make. My girls (4, 6, 9 y/o) all made one with my help and had no problems. :)

Did you know... these bows double as a cool 'stache! At least that's what Gracelynn thinks...

And how thrilled does she look... ahhh can't wait for the teen years.... :)

Please leave a comment if you like this tutorial!!


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At March 26, 2011 at 8:05 PM , Blogger Ashley W. said...

These are soooo cute! I'll have to buy some now that I have a job lmao

At March 26, 2011 at 8:10 PM , Blogger Sadie said...

lol <3 I have a few extras, just text me your address.

At March 26, 2011 at 9:20 PM , Blogger Lisa @thebeadgirl said...

great tutorial love it!

thanks so much for stopping by my blog...sounds like we are sisters! glad you found me!


At March 28, 2011 at 8:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darling bows! I love the ribbon choices.
Thanks for stopping by my little blog! Dreaming about Six Flags is way better than crafts! I am jealous! :)
Dana @ D'Lea Designs

At March 29, 2011 at 1:03 PM , Blogger logansmommee said...

<3 I may actually be able to make something for myself for once =) Thanks!

At May 22, 2011 at 10:02 PM , Blogger mekei said...

thanks. liked it. gotta give it a try - this summer!!!!


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