Adorable DIY Grosgrain Hair Bows/Headbands!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I am so excited about today's blog! We are going to be making 'super cute' do-it-yourself grosgrain headbands and hair bows just in time for Valentines Day (I even sort-of themed mine around Valentines)! You will be looking extra cute when sporting one of these easy-to-make and stylish pieces.

If you're wondering why all the fuss about Valentines, I'll tell you. Valentines Day holds an extra special place in my heart as almost 4 years ago Ben proposed to me on that very day! Not only did he propose, but as is his style, he did so in a super awesome manner- under the St. Louis Arch in Missouri. St. Louis is where we would frequently meet for dates so the city holds a piece of our hearts. We have been happily married for over three years now - thank you Jesus!
DIY Grosgrain Hair Bows & Headbands:

Ok, let's begin, shall we? 
First of all you will need to pick up a few items (or you MAY have some around your house):

Glue gun & glue sticks, ribbon, fun decorative pieces (go to Joann Fabrics!), barrettes, and plain headbands (not pictured here, sorry).
Aren't these little pieces so cute?
  1. Measure out two pieces of ribbon one larger & one smaller (eyeball it) 
  2. Take your glue gun & run a line of glue down the middle of each ribbon and fold in the ends so that both ends are sticking to the glue in the middle. When you've finished the ribbons will look like this:    

     3.  Take your larger ribbon and run a line of hot glue down the middle and then place the small ribbon (centered) on top of it and press them together. 
     4.  After you've pressed the two ribbons together, you can start decorating the middle by hot gluing the decorative pieces in the center of the bows. It should look something like this:

     5.  Once you've decorated the bow how you want it and after it has dried and cooled off you can hot glue the top of a plain barrette and press the entire bow over the top of the glue line. It should look like this:

     6.  You are now ready to repeat the entire process in order to create an adorable headband! The steps are the same only instead you will place some hot glue on the top side of a headband and press the bow on that way. Here is how the headband should look when you are finished (notice I added some pink ribbon and decorated this piece slightly different):

That wasn't hard at all was it?? Now you can make your own headbands and hair bows too! This can really get the creative juices flowing and before you know it you'll end up making several of your own hair pieces. If you stock up on craft supplies and ribbon you will be amazed at what you can create. Joann Fabrics is where I go to drool and dream about everything I want to buy *hehe...  Here is a picture of the rest of my creations for the day- two headbands and two hair bows: 

I hope everyone has a wonderful day and I will see you back here on Friday! Thank you for reading. 
Love you all and 'happy creating!'  

1 comment:

  1. You ALWAYS surprise me!!! Love what you made. Too adorable, just like you! :)


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