Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hair Bows

My little lady, Elle, was born with quite a bit of hair.  As soon as the nurses got a hold of her, they put a little bow in her hair held with KY Jelly.  It works believe it or not, but it does leave a little bit of a sticky residue.  My mother-in-law had sent us bows before Elle was even born.  (She had mother's intuition that like her son, her granddaughter would be born with a lot of hair!)  I started using them all of the time, but as a person who loves dressing her daughter to the nines, I knew that three of them wouldn't be enough ;)  So I decided to make them.  SUPER EASY!  These are three of my creations...
The Rose Bud was created using The Purl Bee's Tutorial (Although, I used the hair clips that I already had for the following directions, and it worked great.)

Materials:
Approximately 9.5 cm of ribbon that is 1 cm wide
Hot Glue Gun
Pre-made bows or store bought bows
Optional: small piece of foam cut to the size of the inside of the barrette

Instructions:
Take the ribbon and glue it to the back of the clip about 1 cm (where you put your thumb to open the barrette).  Continue gluing and wrapping the ribbon around and to the inside top of the barrette.  I do not wrap underneath the clip or on the bottom inside.  But I do glue a small piece of foam to the inside bottom of the clip to help hold fine hair in place.  
Then take your bow and glue it to the top of the barrette.





Side Note:  I have thought of a new idea to place one of those little white buttons onto the clip and to the bow so that they could be interchangeable.  Once I try it, I will let you know how it turns out!
~L~

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