Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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

OR

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?

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6 comments

  1. FABOWLOUS! I love it! Riley's going to be sporting one soon!

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  2. You have got me thinking this is something I can pull off myself... I think its FaBOWlous!

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  3. Jenny - Thanks! How cute would a bow like this be on that little adorable head of hers? Like a cherry on top of yummy cuteness :)

    KellieCK - Thanks and you can TOTALLY do this! Let me know if you try it!

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  4. Very cute! Perfect that there is some green in it for this month!

    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!

    --Katie

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  5. ShoeHOTLINE: Thanks, boo! I was so excited those 4 strips didn't go to waste!

    Katie: Thanks for stopping from such a fabulous LINKY party :)

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