Hey! It's the weekend! Here's a DIY for you - now you can make your very own simple felt hair bows using a couple scraps of felt and a glue gun! If DIY is not your thing, you can buy one from me. I made a couple on Etsy: one bright pink, and one leopard-printed. They're so easy to make that I marked 'em only $5 each. Here we go.
You need two scraps of felt: one long rectangle, and one mini rectangle. I used the same color, but hey, you could mix it up and have fun with it. You can also change the size to make a bigger or smaller bow. I went for MEDIUM. Length of the large rectangle = approximately 8.5 inches.
And length of the small rectangle = approximately 2.5 inches.
Width (also negotiable) = approximately 1.25 inches for the big rectangle, and .5 for the little guy.
Above, you can see how I folded the big rectangle so that the ends met in the middle. Hot glue those ends down to make a loop. I positioned the seam on the back side in the middle.
See how if you squish your loop in the middle it looks like a bow? Yeah, that's where I'm going with it.
The little rectangle holds the "squish" down that you just made by wrapping around the bow. It give the illusion of a knotted bow, even though it's really (k)not! (Whoa, unintended pun.)
There I'm gluing the tiny strip down. I found out that my tiny strip was still a little too long, but that's ok.
So here, you can see that I trimmed the extra length so the seam on the tiny rectangle ended up on the backside.
Ta da! A spiffy and cheerful yellow felt bow. To make a clip for your hair, hot glue a clip on the back. To make a pin, glue on a pin back. You get the idea. If you decide to make these, send me some pictures!
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