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an assortment of easy little bows for your hair!

my sewing machine broke down, so it was out with the glue gun! here I show you how to make 5 different bow hair accessories without any sewing. it's a good way to use up that scrap ribbon, and very cute.




  1. Step 1 1

    to make the basic ribbon bow, first make two loops in your ribbon, forming a 'U' shape. cross over the loops like so.

  2. Step 2 2

    take the loop on to and bring it through the hole, like you're knotting it.

  3. Step 3 3

    pull both loops to form a bow shape.

  4. Step 4 4

    trim the ends to a point, then make repeat to make an identical bow.

  5. Step 5 5

    glue a bobby pin on the back of each one like so.

  6. Step 6 6

    to make the double ribbon bows, repeat steps 1-4 but working two strands of ribbon rather than 1.

  7. Step 7 7

    glue a bobby pin on the back of each one

  8. Step 8 8

    to make the fat bow, cut two pieces of wide ribbon 16cm long.

  9. Step 9 9

    glue short edges to make a 'ring'

  10. Step 10 10

    wrap some thin ribbon round the centre and glue in place.

  11. Step 11 11

    if you want to, glue a sparkly on to each one like so.

  12. Step 12 12

    glue a bobby pin on to each one

  13. Step 13 13

    to make the beading lace bow, cut two pieces of beading lace and two strips of thin ribbon, each 13cm long.

  14. Step 14 14

    thread the ribbon through the lace and use a little glue to secure each end.

  15. Step 15 15

    glue the short edges to form a ring.

  16. Step 16 16

    use a bit of the thin ribbon to form the centre.

  17. Step 17 17

    glue a bobby pin on to each one

  18. Step 18 18

    to make the double patterned bow, measure a strip of patterned ribbon and a strip of looped ribbon, each 27cm long.

  19. Step 19 19

    use a thin layer of glue to glue the patterned ribbon on top of the looped, so only the loops show from underneath.

  20. Step 20 20

    cut this in half.

  21. Step 21 21

    glue the short edges to form a ring

  22. Step 22 22

    measure 2 strips of patterned ribbon and two of looped ribbon, each 12cm long.

  23. Step 23 23

    glue these on the centre back, patterned ribbon first. trim the edges- making the patterned ribbon a bit shorter to show the plain looped ribbon underneath. use a little thin ribbon for the centre of the bow. the loop will be stiff from all the glue, so it's better to fold it length ways when attaching the centre.

  24. Step 24 24

    glue a bobby pin on the back of each bow!

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And you're done!



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