Monday, October 19, 2009

BOOtiful Halloween Hair

It all started out so innocently, and then things got a little scary...but I ended up with some BOOtiful Halloween hair bows for Natalie and Michaela Byrd. Let me show you how I made these cute Halloween hair accessories for my girls:


I ran across these cute rolls of ribbon a couple of months ago at Michaels or AC Moore and I knew I had to try something with them.
Once I dug my ribbon out, I gathered the rest of my supplies. Velvet ribbon (to line the inside of the alligator clip and prevent slippage), an alligator clip, hot glue gun, scissors, thread, sewing needle, cute buttons, and a button shank remover.

First, I lined the inside of the clip (not necessary unless you have a toddler with that silky fine baby hair). Then I chose a ribbon to hot glue around the outside of the clip.
Yes, I am aware that it was all lumpy and bumpy. I haven't ever done that part by myself, so give me some credit. This was the scary part for me! But it doesn't matter if yours resembles something from a Halloween horror flick because it will be covered eventually.

I chose a length for my ribbon and measured them all out. Longer pieces for a bigger bow or smaller pieces for a small bow. You can use the same ribbon pattern or mix and match like I did.


Make a cross with the first two matching bows, then layer the others like this to make a star:

Thread your needle and sew a few times through the center to hold it in place. Be careful because the "star's" points can still rotate.

Start with an end, any end, and fold it in to the center. Sew through the center and then back again. Repeat with each piece until you've gone all the way around the star, sewing each "point" into the center.
Now you'll have a flower like this:

Next, choose a button and cut the shank off with your handy button shank remover. I got mine for a few dollars at JoAnn fabric by using my 40% off coupon.
Hot glue the button to the center of the bow, and then hot glue the bow to the alligator clip. Voila!


Each girl has her own Halloween hair bow now, and it only cost me a few dollars!


She's ready to do the Monster Mash:


Michaela Byrd can climb the Empire State Building in hers...or maybe just to the top of the Kitchen table.

My two BOOtiful "ghouls" and their Halloween hair bows:

Linking to KimbaPositively Splendid

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24 comments:

  1. Love your bows! I'm almost done with my decorating dilema. Can't wait to show it off!!

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  2. sooooo, cu-ute!! good job, mama!

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  3. TOO CUTE! Thanks for the step-by-step, though I know I'll never be quite that crafty!

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  4. SO CUTE!!! I love these...they are just adorable!

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  5. So Cute!!!
    Visiting from SITS. Have a great day.
    www.tuesdaysattonyas.blogspot.com

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  6. This makes me want to have girls!! So cute :).

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  7. Very cute! I have two little boys, so I don't think I'll be making these bows! Too bad. Great project.

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  8. I HAVE to jump on the hair bow making wagon. Seriously it looks so easy and adorable! Plus for a couple bucks worth of ribbon, much cheaper than the millions of bows I purchase online! :) :)

    Rachelle

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  9. How stinkin' cute are your girls??? I love them! And the bows are cute too! My daughters are too old for the cutesie bows now. *sniff*

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  10. Sadly, my oldest has declared herself too old for bows! Good thing I have 2 daughters. These are adorable.

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  11. Oh...This makes me want to have a girl even more! I loved them. How cute. Hopefully someday I can refer back to this blog for my own daughters.

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  12. How stinkin cute are they? The girls and the bows! Thanks for the little toot. I stink at bow making, I need all the help I can get.

    ~Amanda

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  13. Very cute. I linked up a bow this week too... a korker bow. Your girls are adorable!

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  14. Very cute! I've always wondered how to make these, and I didn't know it was so simple, thanks for sharing your instructions. You could get really fancy with these.

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  15. So cute! My daughter would love those. I am going to feature this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com Grab my "featured" button.

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  16. Amanda, those are darling--which is a good thing, since they're modeled by darling girls. :)

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  17. You made that look so easy! Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial and great photos. Cute girls!

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  18. How creative...your bows are precious! I miss the hair bow days. My "little girl" is 16 now. It seems just like yesterday she was wearing bows in her hair; time flies by so fast.

    Jane

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  19. So cute! I want to make my girl's some Halloween hair stuff. I better get in gear!

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  20. I had no idea there was such a thing as a button shank remover! Where have I been? You just made my life soooo much easier! :) Great idea .Thank you for the inspiration!

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  21. Oh these bows are just darling on the cutie patooties! Love them! We're going to have to meet up for coffee sometime so I can meet them in person someday :-) Oh I put your button on my sidebar! Hopefully I can help recruit more bloggy friends tostop by the party next month. I already have my next dilemma ready to go.

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  22. These are so cute and the girls are darling!

    :)
    Roeshel

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  23. Love it!! Made the same design for my daughter and it is so cute!! :)

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