September 26, 2011

Simple Projects Week: Bows!

Welcome to "Simple Projects" week on Ruffles and Stuff!
Today's project is simple bow hair clips!

A long time ago I saw simple hair bows like these for sale and I thought: "how easy would that be??". And I was so right, they were ridiculously easy.


Like, easy enough to make one in every color. For every outfit!


There are two different styles, both made with only two tiny scraps of felt. Nice!


For a more traditional style bow:
1. Cut a 1" x 7" strip and a tiny scrap to go around the middle (aprox. 1.5" x .5")
2. Cut a "v" out of each end and slit one slit about .5" from the end.
3. Slide opposite end through slit.
4.-5. flatten top and wrap the little piece around the middle.
6. Glue.


Then glue to a bobby pin, barrette or ribbon covered clip:



Enjoy!


The next style (my favorite) is even easier!


1. Cut out a rectangle and round off the corners.
2.-3. Pinch middle and wrap scrap piece around.
4. Glue to a clip.
Bam. Done. :o)


Wasn't that easy? 
Paige even helped make a few of these, so if a four year old can do it, so can you!




I didn't have time to make more, but I think these would be positively wonderful in leather or suede as well. Can you just see that? Cute! In fact, any fairly sturdy non-fraying material would work just fine I should think. And don't limit your bows to hair clips! They make adorable accents for all sorts of things.

Have a simply lovely day!

Love you,
Disney

Edited:  I couldn't resist-I tried a leather version using a heinous old jacket my mom gave me for scrap fabric:
Aren't they cute??




48 comments:

  1. so easy and sooo cute! love it!:)

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  2. Wow, I'm SO going to make some of these, like, TODAY! I'll post pics when I'm done. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Love these and just the project I have been looking for! I don't have a crafty bone in my body, but if you say a 4yr old can make these bless my heart! I can't wait to try!-Heidi

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  4. I'm going to love this week! So cute, Disney--I love the rounded edges of the second kind!

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  5. These are adorable! I think they would make a great addition to a birthday present.

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  6. i also like easy peasy stuff :)
    thanks for sharing!
    love Paige's dimple ;)

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  7. Super cute! I can see me making lots of these for my girls. I featured these on my blog today, hope you don't mind! :)

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  8. I love these. I am going to make some tonight. I love simple projects and I look forward to your week of simple projects:>

    Is paiges hair shorter? Super cute!

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  9. its amazing how something so simple can be so beautiful, thanks for the tutorial, your pictures are gorgeous xxx

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  10. Super cute!! And yeah...super easy too. I need to find a little girl to make these for.

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  11. Thank you!!! These are adorable. I am going to make of bunch of them with my kids for our next rainy day project :).

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  12. I have a boy, so I am thinking: Clip on bow-tie!!

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  13. So genius and cute. You're right about the simple and easy. Sometimes that's just the thing you need. Thanks Disney!

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  14. Those are SO cute!! And how simple! :)

    <3

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  15. These are so cute and easy, I'm always looking for bows for my daughter's hair.

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  16. wow these are so very sweet , thanks so much for sharing them , i appeciate it and thank you , they are darling .. have a pink rainbow day
    georgia from ohio

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  17. Congratulations on your first Simple Project, I sure hope the rest of them will be as scrumptious as these little bows! So great: a lovely post to look out to EVERY-DAY this week.

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  18. Oh, so adorable! I love it! Now I need to go make some myself!

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  19. so easy and oh so simple and classy! my daughter would LOVE these...

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  20. OMG These are to die for! I've seen those before and just didn't realize how simple they are! Thank you so much for sharing! I've got a little niece that would love these!

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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  21. And now I know what to do with my felt scraps! Seriously, TOO cute :)

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  22. These are adorable! I love them! I started making flowers with ribbon recently for my hair for an upcoming trip to Hawaii...here are the links to my tutorial and extra pictures. I've started making more in fall colors and black and white polka dots with bright colors and buttons in the middle. It's so much fun to mix colors. Great tutorials!

    http://silverrosesewing.blogspot.com/2011/09/tutorial-ribbon-flowers.html

    http://silverrosesewing.blogspot.com/2011/09/tutorial-ribbon-flowers.html

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  23. They are just so beautiful and so so easy. I am inspired...who doesn't have time to make these?

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  24. Oh my goodness these are so precious!!! Love love love :)

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  25. LOVE these! Especially the leather one at the end, definitely on my must-make list for fall. Thanks as always for sharing!

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  26. Made some last night. :) You are right, they were so easy!
    http://improvisedliving.blogspot.com/2011/09/felt-hair-bows.html

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  27. Such a cute project. Can I also say your little girl is beautiful!

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  28. Wow how green and sweet at the same time! I just ran across your site from a girlfriend who said I had to see the blog she reads and is addicted to. Now I see why and now I'm going to read your blog every time you post. Lovely!

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  29. Anon: Thank you! Your comment made my night! :o)

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  30. Thank you so much for putting this up! It's just too cute! Just the thing to use up some of my felt and to add something extra on my UGLY plain hairbands. ;)

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  31. I LOVE these bows! I'm using the more traditional style for a project at work--wrapping up sets of note cards. It's the perfect little embellishment :) Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Yowza!!! These are adorable!!! I can't wait to try making my own. :) Thank you for posting this!

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  33. So much love for your blog and for these bows. I made 8 yesterday! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  34. My, those look adorably chic! I'm going to the fabric store tomorrow, so I will get meself some felt.
    ~Simi
    p.s. I'm having a giveaway on my blog. Come enter!

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  35. Just like everyone else, I love them! I came across a HUGE stash of felt at a flea market over the weekend. I didn't buy it... yet, but I'll nab it on Friday.
    That one bow could be oversized to embellish a Minnie Mouse costume for Halloween!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Jan

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  36. I am ridiculously excited to make some of these!!!

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  37. easy and great!! thanks for sharing..:)

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  38. Adorable bows, especially this second "favorite" one! I need to come here more often, I thought you were still on that blog break you had... Great easy stuff and simple ideas you have, I really like it all. I'm a speed sewer and crafter myself due my full time day job. Handicrafting serves as a way to relax and at its best it is an easy, straight-forward project with some personal aesthetics. I think I have gathered pretty many easy ideas from your blog that I will hopefully use during future years with my girly little girl. Thank you, good to see you are blogging again!

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  39. I just made about 10 of these bows! They are so fun! I even added buttons and sparkles to a few. Thanks so much!

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  40. I loved making these! would you mind if I posted the link on my blog?

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  41. Ooooh, so cute and super cheap to make. I'll have my Girl Scout troop of 10-11 year olds try this.

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  42. I loved this post and couldn't resist giving this a try - with a twist this morning. I linked back to your blog from mine where I posted pictures of my attempt at this if you are interested in seeing how mine turned out.

    Thanks again for the great idea

    http://gingerscraftyscraps.blogspot.com/2012/02/baby-sock-hair-bows-u.html

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  43. Going to make some for my daughter and for gifts! Favorite is the brown leather one!

    www.lifelovelarson.blogspot.com

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  44. Thanks for tutorial, I made a dozen each design for my girls' best friends! My little girls are very happy!

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