This weekend I grabbed some supplies and made myself my own adorable set of hair bows.
Ribbon- I used satin ribbon in 5/8'' and 1/4'' sizes
Thin hair ties
Needle, thread and a lighter
First slip the ribbon through one of the hair ties.
Then fold the ribbon over the hair tie to make a loop. Hold the hair tie against the back of the loop so that the bow is made around the hair tie.
Take the end of the ribbon in the back and fold it over to the left. The hair tie should now be in between the loop and the end of the ribbon on the left.
Then take the end you just folded and flip it over the front of the loop.
In the next set of pictures I'm going to flip the bow over. I don't want to confuse anyone, so heads up.
With the end I flipped over the front I made another loop. Then take that loop and put it through the middle-where my left thumb is.
Once you pull the second loop through the middle you'll see the bow take shape. I know the directions are sort of confusing but I honestly tried to make it as simple as possible. If you have any questions please let me know, and I'll try and explain it better.
Now that the bow is done, I worked it a little bit to make it perfect.
Once I had the bow how I wanted it, I put a few stitches in the back to make sure the bow didn't come undone.
I used black thread here to make sure you guys could see what I was referring to but otherwise I would use a matching thread.
After the bow is secured, I snipped the tails and sealed them with the lighter.
I also made another set with the thinner ribbon. I love both sets and I already have different color ribbon to make more with.
These are so cute and I'm so happy with how they turned out. This DIY was so easy and it was so quick that I just want to keep making a bunch of these. I think the next ones I make are going to be with the 5/8" ribbon but I'm gonna make the center's smaller, I think they'll be really cute too. A tip though-it's a lot easier to put your hair in pigtails first and then put the bows in. It's easier to make the bows look nice when your hair is already styled.
If you're looking for a quick stocking stuffer idea for any girls on your list this would be a perfect and quick DIY idea.You could easily make a bunch of these for girlfriends, sisters, daughters, or even your hair accessory loving secret Santa!
Enjoy your cute new bow hair ties!