I bought some darling little bow clips from Gymboree a few years ago. (Similar to these.) After hundreds of hair-dos we have only one or two clips left. I’ve always thought I could this type of hair bow myself, (especially since Gymboree charges around four bucks for a set of clips.) After a little bit of experimentation with different size and types of bows, I did!
Aren’t they cute? After I made these pink ones, I raided by ribbon stash and made a bunch more:
I made all these clips from the instructions below and just by varying the ribbon width and how I trimmed the ribbon “tail”, I got several different looks. The clips would make a perfect gift or stocking stuffer for any little girl!
Here is how to make your own set of Bow Clips:
- Snap clips with holes on the end (Like these) (I painted my clips with fingernail polish and spray paint)
- Grosgrain ribbon ( I preferred the 1/2 inch or 7/8 inch ribbon. The gold clip used 1/2 inch ribbon and the pink one above it is 7/8 inch ribbon.)
- needle and thread
- Hot glue
- Fray check or a lighter to seal the ribbon edges.
This is how it looks from the side:
Trim the string.
4. Add a dot of glue to the center of the bow:
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