How to make a pinwheel hairbow!
24 gauge craft wire
hot glue gun
hair clip of choice
Step 1: Cut Ribbon
For this bow (adjust for size you want) I cut a piece of 1.5 inch grosgrain ribbon to 23 inches.
Step 2: Step 2
Make your first loop down with the ribbon making a long tail in front.
Step 3: Step 3
Bring your ribbon "tail" up while keeping a grasp of your first loop.
Step 4: Step 4
Bring your "tail" down to start making a second loop.
Step 5: Step 5
Bring the tail up from the bottom of your newly formed second loop.
Step 6: Step 6
Pinch and fold in the center twice this is what creates the nice crease. This may take a few times to get a neat fold.
Step 7: Step 7
While holding on to your center fold tightly get out your craft wire and tightly wrap it around the center. You can also use thread or fishing line. I prefer wire as it provides a little extra control. If you are going to make a stacked bow I suggest handsewing your layers together.
Step 8: Step 8
Flip your bow over and even out your loops and then cut your "tails". I like the triangle but but you can use straight lines. Then take a lighter and quickly run the flame over the ends of the ribbon. This will heat seal it and prevent future fraying.
Step 9: Step 9
To complete the center knot get a smaller piece of ribbon. I used a 7/8 ribbon.
Cut a piece long enough for you to knot and work with.
Step 10: Step 10
Loop it much like an awareness ribbon looks.
Step 11: Step 11
Tuck one tail through the loop and pull.
Step 12: Step 12
Once you have pulled it tight you may need to rotate the tails close to the knot so you have a smooth pretty tail coming from either side of the knot.
Step 13: Step 13
Slide in your choice of clip. My daughter has fine hair so we use the alligator clips.
Step 14: Step 14
Put a tiny dot of glue on the center of your bow and secure the knot in the center. Then fold each tail over one at a time securing it with hot glue on the alligator clip with the prong open. Trim the tail and Repeat with the other tail.
Use your lighter once again to heat seal and exposed ribbon end that you just trimmed up on the back side.
Step 15: Step 15
Adjust your "tails" so they are as you like them.
Your bow is done! Enjoy!