Craft Fail or FaBOWlous?
This message is sent from the moon... You know I'm still giddy about the Sunshine Award, right? Wait. What?! You didn't know I got another award? OMG. You must read about it... Like. Now.
I'll wait ;)
Now that you're all caught up... At the bottom of the Sunshine post, I asked islanders to come BACK for a St. Patty's day hair bow tutorial. I had BIG plans for some pretty ribbon I snagged at Walmart.
I got started and quickly realized my BIG PLANS just weren't going to happen. So, I had to come up with a Plan B because... Well, someone might be expecting it (and because I had 4 pieces of ribbon...)! This whole blogging thing is the accountability I need to meet self-inflicted deadlines.
Craft fail or fab? You be the judge...
Here are the Steps
1. Cut 4 7" strips of ribbon
2. Heat seal the ends of the ribbon with a lighter (to prevent fraying)
3. Use a small dot of glue create a "loop" (pictured below)
4. Use a small dot of glue to create double loops. NOTE: make sure the patterns line up and that they are comparable in size (pictured below)
5. Stack the glued double loops like so:
6. Pull out your handy-dandy craft floss (I got a grocery store bag of *like* 50 from the thrift store for $2 but they are sold at Walmart and craft stores). You'll need roughly 6"
7. Wrap the bow in the center and tie a double knot to ensure it is secure.
VOILA! You have 1 BIG BOW! You can choose to use the other side OR this side if you want to stack a smaller one on top... It's up to you. For some reason, my bow looked better on this side.
8. I used some scrap ribbon BUT you can certainly use the same ribbon to cover the center. Steps pictured below (1 plain loop followed by a "knot" version):
9. At this point, you can EITHER adhere it to a headband by a) gluing the bow to a piece of felt b) gluing the bottom of the felt to the headband c) re-enforcing by gluing another piece of felt from underneath the bow
You can cover a clippie with small ribbon and glue your bow right on.
My little model was asleep when I made it so, with my deadline in mind, I had to be my own model. Check it out (don't mind the giant star fish from our trip to the Bahamas... Consider it a co-star from my beachy powder room, lol):
So, what do you think? Craft fail or faBOWlous?