I have an obsession with tulle. So I thought I would use some of the tulle around my house. Actually, put it to good use. I ran across a blog post that was all about making tulle bows and I thought I would give it a shot.
They are so easy! I want you to believe me too. I have NEVER made a bow for my daughter's hair. Never. I always thought it was easier to buy them. Ok it might be slightly easier to buy them, but honestly I pumped out 12 hair bows in under 2 hours! That is less than 10 minutes per bow! The other perk was that I had every single supply at home.
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- Like I said before, I followed the link above for the tutorial. If you want to make bigger bows then wrap the tulle around four fingers (like the tutorial shows). The smaller bows that I made were wrapped around 2 fingers. I did this so Hannelore could use the bigger bows and the baby could have a matching bow that was smaller for her head.
- The next step is the same as the tutorial as well. You will wrap a thin piece of tulle around the bow and tie a knot in the back to secure the bow. Don't pull the tulle too tight or it will break.
- If you like the way they look without a button on the front then you can stop there. Or you can add something to the front to spice it up. I did it both ways, depending on how the front looked. If you want to add a button then you will hot glue the button to the front.
- Next, take you clip and wrap it with ribbon using hot glue. I like to wrap the front and back of the clip with ribbon. I also carry the ribbon piece to the inside of the clip. That way it is soft against the head. It also helps with the clips not pulling any hair.
- Lastly, hot glue the ribbon wrapped clip to the back of the bow.
Like I said these are so simple and so very quick. I was very surprised how fast I got done with making this cute things. Hannelore is so excited to have matching bows with baby sister too!
I plan on making more bows with different material so check back in the months ahead.