Thursday, March 17, 2011


     Most likely if you own a little girl, you also own a few of these. I've always considered hair bows a product of "crafty people". I am not a crafty person by my definition. "Crafty people" can scrapbook, wrap presents so perfect you don't want to touch them, make jewelry, think up all sorts of cutesy projects for their kids to do, have infinite patience and small fingers...and make pretty bows. I am certainly not crafty! 
     However, just by chance, the other day I stumbled onto this tutorial. Much to my surprise the directions actually made sense in my foggy little brain! It shows you how to make small bows.

     Medium bows.

     And large bows.

     I played with the directions a bit, doubled the length for the medium and then snipped the ends to come up with this one.

     I may have gotten a little carried away, but it sure was fun!

      Up till now, since Walmart only carries generic bows in about 48 different shades of pink, and I refuse to pay $5 for cute one at a boutique, our bow selection has been rather slim.  It is such a great way to use up left over ribbon and it is the perfect finishing touch if you've made a little girl an outfit for a gift.
     If a non-crafty, big fingered, impatient person like me can do it, you can too!


  1. Thanks for the link! I'm going to try my hand at this and quit buying fancy bows at the consignment shop!

  2. There is a chance you are qualified to get a $500 Walmart Gift Card.