Ribbon Hair Bows {tutorial}

I have many crafting obsessions. Can you relate? You know, crafts that you tend to make a thousand couple different times. One of my crafting obsessions is making hair accessories. The wonderful thing is that this is an inexpensive craft that never goes to waste…at least not in my family. There are many little girls in our family and friemly, and Luci really benefits from this crafting obsession. So today I am going to share a Ribbon Hair Bow tutorial with you.

-pretty ribbon (about 12 in. per bow)
-hot glue and gun
-metal hair clip (I use the 2 prong “alligator” clips)

-Pick out your cute ribbon

-Cut off 4 in. of ribbon and glue ends together so that the you have a circle of ribbon.

-Pinch the circle in the center and glue together.

-Cut off 3 in. of ribbon and repeat steps 1 and 2.

-Glue the smaller pinched circle on top of the larger pinched circle.

-Wrap a piece of ribbon around the center and glue in place.

-Use your remaining ribbon to cover the hair clip.

-Glue the ribbon bow on top of the hair clip.

-Put your new Ribbon Hair Bow in your hair to show off!

Here are some Halloween Ribbon Hair Bows I made…

Here are some Christmas Ribbon Hair Bows I made…

Fast, easy, inexpensive, and handmade! They would make a great gift for any girl! Have you made any hair accessories? What types of materials or embellishments do you use?

Thanks for stopping by Mine for the Making! We are rapidly approaching 200 followers and I am just tickled! YOU are the reasons I am so inspired to create and I thank you for that! Blogging and crafting are so therapeutic for my soul; I’m sure most of you can relate! I am already planning the next giveaway for all of my lovely bloggy readers, so keep your eyes  pealed!

I will be linking up these hair bows to the fun linky parties listed under the “Linky Parties” tab at the top of my page. There are over 50 parties I join weekly and they are all organized under the tab; feel free to use it at your convenience!!

Have a great week!!

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  1. kara! these are so awesome! i was wondering how to make these. where do you get alligator clips?

  2. I made some for my baby girl with pink and brown ribbon and I really liked how they came out.

    I like that I can coordinate her hair ribbons with her outfits!

  3. These turned out Super CUTE!!! (= Lots of GREAT inspiration on your blog!!

  4. These are so cute! I have some crab ribbon that I could do this with, do you think I’d get made fun of if I wore it myself? ;)

  5. Very Cute Project! I am going to add these to my crazy long list of things to make. Great Idea.

  6. Love those hair bows! I may have to steal this idea and make some for my little angel. Thanks for the tutorial. :o)

  7. You always make everything look so easy. These are adorable. You could actually make one to match every outfit.

  8. This is great! I can make them to make a’s school uniforms, too! Tracked ya down from Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley.

  9. quick and easy and diverse! Easy to make in so many different ways! Very very cute! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday’s.

  10. These are truly a Fabulous Find!! Way to go girly! I just love how you could make these for tons of occasions! You’re just a gem! Thank you for sharing them at my party!
    ~Terrell @ FFD~

  11. I can totally relate to crafting obsessions! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I love to see the creative talent of other fellow bloggers. Hope you will stop by again soon :)
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

  12. This was one of my favorite links from last week’s Mad Skills party so I will be featuring it this morning.


  13. These are cute !

  14. Sweet hairbows and great tutorial. I really need…want…my little one to wear hair bows!

  15. I love being able to make our own hair things for my daughter. It’s so fun to make them for each holiday and to match any outfit I want, definitely easy to get addicted! Love the birdie ribbon in your tute. Thanks for sharing with us at A Crafty Soiree! Please join us next time too!

  16. I love your bows. The skulls with spunk for girls are awesome!

  17. hey there,,,love ur bows…will try to make one..thanks for the tutorial…


  18. wao…really cute…

  19. turned out adorable! i love hair crap! you are right…super easy, inexpensive and you can ALWAYS find a use for it.

  20. These are so cute! I love the Halloween ones! Would you mind if I linked to your tutorial from my craft site: http://www.AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com ?

    Let me know…


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