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.