Who knew I'd be quoting Missy Elliot for this edition on my blog?!!
I am editing this post to link up to Kimba's fabulous DIY blog party at A Soft Place to Land. This is quickly becoming my favorite day of the week because not only do I get to watch So You Think You Can Dance, but I get to check out other readers' fabulous DIY projects on Kimba's site. Can we say "Inspiration?" I ran this post a few months ago when I had fewer readers, so hopefully it's new to many of you!
Like many moms of little girls, I love fixing my kids' hair. I do not, however, love to spend lots of money on fixing their hair. I once spent $$$ dollars on a clip-on bow half the size of my pinky finger, only to have a toddler Natalie rip it out. I found it two years later. In the car. Let's just say that it wasn't white anymore.
Some time ago, my friend L introduced me to the online Boutique, Spoiled Rotten Girls, where they sell instructions on how to make your own hairbows. Unfortunately, all the pictures and words just confuse me, so I rely on L to occasionally just make them for me. It's a nice trade off... She reads my blog, she makes me some hair bows. A fair arrangement, I think, and not at all one-sided. (If you are in the mood for actual professional hair bows, visit Xazmin or L)
When I saw this post by Ashley at Domestic Fashionista, I knew I had to give the hair bow thing another try.
First, I gathered some supplies. I have a small, cheap-o hot glue gun, some scissors, and some small alligator clips (I purchase mine at a local beauty supply store). The yellow flowers, like Ashley's, I bought at Michael's (or insert your own craft store name here) with a 40% off coupon. The little felt flowers were actually pins, and they were 50 cents at JoAnn Fabric.
L's tip is to line the inside of the alligator clips first with velvet ribbon. This comes in handy for a toddler's fine hair and makes it stay much better! I just dabbed some hot glue in there, and ta-da, it's lined!