Introduction: How to Make a Duct Tape Hair Bow
Have you ever needed a specific color or pattern on a hair bow to match a certain outfit? Have you searched everywhere and still not been able to find the perfect one? Have no fear! A duct tape hair bow is simple and easy to make—plus, you can create custom designs to fit any occasion.
• Duct tape (color(s) of your choice)
Note: Any size of duct tape role will do, however, the smaller rolls might make up a slightly smaller width of bow. Also, you may want to use two colors, as this instructable shows, to decorate the bow.
• 1 Bobby Pin
Caution: Duct tape is very sticky and sometimes difficult to cut. Be careful when cutting so that the scissors don’t cut you.
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1. Choose what color of duct tape you would like to make your bow out of
2. Cut a piece of this duct tape at approximately a 3” length (this can be adjusted to however long you would like the length of your bow to be)
3. Repeat step one so that you have two 3” length duct tape strips
4. Put the sticky sides of each of the duct tape strips together
Note: This can be tricky—sometimes the duct tape will have a mind of its own and stick together unevenly. If this happens, start over from step two and try it again.
5. Put any kind of design (stripes, polka dots, etc.) on the strip if you would like to decorate your bow
Note: You can decorate both sides, however, I only decorated one side of the bow in this instructable.
6. Trim off any excess sticky edges (uneven edges are okay and will probably not be noticeable in the finished product)
7. Fold one of the long ends of the strip forward
8. Fold the previously folded strip again, but this time fold it backwards
9. Continue folding back and forth until you have reached the end of the strip
10. Put this folded strip aside
11. Cut approximately a 1/4” piece off of the duct tape roll (this could also be in a different color, like I've shown in this instructable, for added design)
12. Retrieve the folded strip you put aside
13. Pinch the middle of this strip with one hand to make it look like a bow
14. Wrap the little 1/4” piece tightly around the middle, pinched part
15. Crinkle the ends of the strip to make them look more “bow-like”
16. Place a bobby pin in the back of the bow where there is a space underneath the tape.
17. Enjoy all the compliments you’ll get from wearing your homemade, duct tape bow!