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