Monday, December 22, 2008


So in keeping with the whole bow craze, I decided to go out on a limb and make a different type of bow - the BEST type of bow. Cute little hair bows for a cute little girl!

Using this handy tutorial, I made four bows with ease. The things I did differently were: used E6000 glue instead of a hot glue gun (worked just fine); stripped twist ties to get fine gauge wire so I didn't have to buy any (also worked just fine); didn't do as many loops for the white bows so they'd be smaller (both of those were made from just one yard of ribbon) and unfortunately I didn't have any wax paper on hand so I used tin foil (not a good idea - get some wax paper). I also used the alligator clips to hold the center ribbons in place tightly while that part dried and then later glued them to the back so the bows could be worn.

I have to say both the merry maker and the wee wearer of these bows were tickled with how these turned out. What a cheap, easy craft! Some of my friends that are expecting a baby girl may get a basket full of bows soon. Bows of all sizes and shapes for little girls to grow into - is that a good gift?

My mom used to make me and my sister bows for every outfit. Not just grosgrain - we had balloon bows and comic strip bows. Oh gosh, is this more proof I am turning into her?


  1. excellent! Thanks for sharing :-) I wrapped all my christmas presents with those bows all because of your instructions! Now, when Caroline gets hair I can make her hair bows! Hope you have a merry christmas!

  2. OOOH Lindz. You are talented my friend. If I ever have the time, I would like to attempt the bow thing. Hearing your words (typed) makes me miss you. When will you be in 'ham for the break? LOVE YOU

  3. Cute, Cute, Cute!!! I am already wanting a grandbaby like all my friends and you just made it worse!
    Those bows were costly-er back in your day because I made them the size of your head. Remember Sue's wedding? All you could see were 3 bow head flower girls coming down the aisle! Sorry for all the headaches you must have had supporting those massive bows!
    Loveyou, MOM J

  4. The problem with those bows were the huge branches sticking out of them, not the bows themselves.
    And trust me, I wanted to make these bows bigger.

    And easy on the g-word, please.

  5. I am way impressed! Great gifts for friends with little girls. Unless those little girls are like mine and more inclined to wear a ratty AU jersey (pink is actually ok) and run plays in the den. Sunday is the only day I get away with bows...this too shall pass perhaps. ;D (Jamie loves it though!)


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