DIY Tutorial: Easy Hairbows

Yesterday Jazereigh had pajama day at school. I am a big fan of my girls always having bows or flowers or something in their hair (probably stems from the fact that living with my dad as a single parent, my hair was always in a bob and I don’t remember even once having a bow in it, lol) but anyways – I realized while getting her ready we didn’t have any bows to match her jammies (I mean really, who plans on needing bows to match something your kids sleep in, ya know?) Sooo I whipped her up some bows real quick at 7 in the morning.

Yep, let’s take a moment to bask in my awesomeness.


That’ll do.

I posted the pics on facebook and had a couple people curious how I made them, so decided maybe I ought to do a tutorial on it! I am no good at explaining things, but here goes.

You’ll need:

  • 3/8″ grossgrain ribbon from your local craft store, or walmart actually. Walmart rocks, I don’t care what anybody says.
  • scissors (duh)
  • hot glue gun
  • felt or scrap fabric
  • alligator clips


I stick with 3 color choices, but if you have alot of colors you could make several layers and it would be even cuter I bet! Today she wore a new outfit, and I didn’t have time to make her new bows this morning before school (this does not at all reduce my awesomeness, k?) but I decided I needed to make some after she left before I forgot to do it. Let’s take a moment to bask in her gorgeousness:

Seriously, isn’t this outfit great? You can get one for your own little lady for just $13.50 over here.

Ok back to the tutorial. Figure out which way you want your colors. I wanted purple for the outside, pink for the middle layer and black for the very center. You will need to figure out how big you want them, but if you want them about the size of mine shown – cut your outside ribbon 16″ in length. My middle layer was about 14″ and my center was about 11″.

I don’t know how to explain how to do it – other than making loops – so here’s some pics that make it pretty easy. Do this with each of your strands:

After you’re done with that, you should have something like this, in your own colors of course.

Glue them together (simple dab of hot glue in the middle of each) and add a cute center. Could be a rhinestone or a button or whatever! (or you could just make another layer of ribbon in the center to close it up!) Glue that to an alligator clip (you can use felt or fabric like shown below or just glue it straight to the clip, whatever)

And you should end up with this!

Tada! Pretty easy and affordable way to make custom hair bows to match any outfit! Pretty cute too if I do say so myself!

Feel free to ask any questions if you have any!

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  1. Okay so when/if I ever have a baby girl I’m so gonna be calling you to help me with hair bows!!! lol these are adorable!!!!! =)))

  2. OMG! I so need to invest in a glue gun!

    super cute and definitely easy way to make bows! ♥ Great tutorial Marcy! ♥

  3. So cute! Those seem super simple and fast to do. Too bad I have a boy! lol But it’d be a cute presents for my cousins daughters.

  4. Love it!! Your little one is beautiful!

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