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Recycling: Start The Trend
These are pretty little accessories made out of your unwanted fashion magazines! I made them as Hair Slides but you can easily adapt them into xmas decorations, rings, badges or keyrings...

Please comment me and tell me how you got on!

Posted by ElleXo from Scotland, Maryland, United States • Published See ElleXo's 2 projects »

  • How to make a paper hair bow. Magazine Bows - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, find an old magazine and flick to about halfway through it. Next take you scissors and cut the desired shape the whole way through the first half of the magazine. This is easy as you really only need to cut the shape once!

  • How to make a paper hair bow. Magazine Bows - Step 2
    Step 2

    Once you have cut them out you should have a large number of identical paper shapes. Look through your shapes until you find one to use as you front. The magazine cover is good for this as it it usually stronger. I have chosen the bow on the far right.

  • How to make a paper hair bow. Magazine Bows - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next, gather all your paper shapes together and staple them back to front, so only a little bit of the staple is showing on your front bow. I found after I tried this that two staples are harder for the next step, but its up to you.

  • How to make a paper hair bow. Magazine Bows - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take a hair slide ( preferably one with a small glue bud at the tip) and slot it through under the staple. Make Sure you slot through the slightly smaller length of the hair slide ( the one which normally would face outwards). If it is wobbly then secure with super glue.

  • How to make a paper hair bow. Magazine Bows - Step 5
    Step 5

    Next ruffle up the edges of your layers of paper bows to give it volume.

  • How to make a paper hair bow. Magazine Bows - Step 6
    Step 6

    The last step is just to find a cute decoration, I've used a tiny material bow, and stick it in the centre of you bow with super glue. Enjoy!



Emily C.
Emily C. · Fort Worth, Texas, US · 4 projects
awww! this is adorable! I can't wait to try it! Happy
Mia M.
Mia M. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 6 projects
love love love love love. i changed it a little and EVERYONE loved it!
stephie N.
stephie N. · United States, US · 5 projects
eeek! i'm addicted! Theese r so much fun to make!
VeggieChick · 1 project
I just finished making one! these are so cute!
Darling Niki
Darling Niki · Clearwater, Florida, US · 20 projects
Very cute.. however I dont do fashion mags lol and my beading mags are not getting cut up anytime soon Happy Still awesome idea!!
Niki · Portage, Michigan, US · 14 projects
That's a really good idea. I like it a lot. (:
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
These are cute, thanks for sharing!
ElleXo · Scotland, Maryland, US · 2 projects
Thanks! Maybe send me a pic when your finished?
Hank · Wirral, England, GB · 10 projects
That's awesome!
I'm gonna use mine for decorating notebooks and presents.

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