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In this instructable I will show you how to make five different hair bows. They are quite easy to make and look pretty nice. This is my entry in the Burning Questions Round 4. Have fun making these hair bows!
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Step 1: What you need

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You will need:
  • A hair clip like the ones in the picture
  • A hot glue gun
  • Ribbon (In this instructable I used two different types)
  • Scissors
  • Felt or some other kind of cloth of your choosing
  • Tulle (also called netting) of any color
  • Duct tape (yes, duct tape!)
  • Some sort of ploy-fiberfill (not shown)

Step 2: Thin ribbon hair bow

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For this one you will need some thin ribbon and scissors. And nothing else but your hands.

Cut a piece of ribbon roughly 4 inches long. Then fold it in half to find the center. Now fold the ends into the center as shown in the 3rd and 4th pictures. Have it so that a little bit sticks off the edge like in the 5th picture.

Next, cut a long piece of ribbon and tie it around the middle of the not-quite-a-bow piece of ribbon. Once you tie it it is a nice hair bow!

We cant put a clip on it because it's so small. So tie it in your hair with the long piece of ribbon you tied in the middle of it.

Step 3: Thick ribbon hair bow

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For this one you will need some thicker ribbon, hot glue, and a hair clip.

Cut roughly 10 inches of your ribbon and make a bow shape like in the thin ribbon bow. But instead of just tieing it you will need to hot glue it where the ribbons cross. Then after you hot glue it, tie another piece of ribbon around the middle.

Not take the hair clip and glue it onto the bow!

There you have it! Another hair bow!
doglover114 years ago
thx really helped
thank you soo much! i already made like a bunch! thanks soooo much!(:
Sunbanks (author)  emily.johnson4 years ago
You're welcome :) That's awesome! :)
I absolutely love these bows, I put bows in my hair everyday, and know I know how to make two new different bows =]
iPanda6 years ago
This Really Helped Me Complete My New Hairr. Thanks!!! :)
Sunbanks (author)  iPanda6 years ago
Yay! You're welcome :D
Xx3lLaxX6 years ago
Thanks so much!! this really completed one of my clothes designs thanks again
Sunbanks (author)  Xx3lLaxX6 years ago
Cool! I'm glad it helped!
Interesting! I've never seen a duct tape bow! :) If you want to learn how to make more hair bows, check out Here's a video about that hair bow making website too...

ShielaAngel7 years ago
The duct tape bow is my favourite :) It's true - you really can make anything with duct tape! Fantastic job!! :D
Sunbanks (author)  ShielaAngel7 years ago
I think it's my favorite too :D It is true! All the way! Thank you :D
LinuxH4x0r7 years ago
Cool! The duct tape one is awesome! you need to brush your hair .......
Sunbanks (author)  LinuxH4x0r7 years ago
Haha thanks! I dont think I even brushed it the day I made these... My hair looks much better now though.