Simple Burlap Hair Bow

Sunday, January 12, 2014

As you've probably noticed, I am a big fan of hair bows. I feel like they're just the perfect addition to an outfit, adding a feminine touch to even the simplest of outfits. So I put together this little tutorial on how to make these bows. I chose burlap because it's so unique and fun! So here we go...

What you'll need:
-12" long piece of burlap (depending on the size of the bow you want)
-3" piece of burlap
-fabric scissors
-hot glue gun

Start by folding the bigger piece of burlap long ways, glue it down.

Then fold it in half the other way to make a loop.

Flatten your loop, grab the middle and pinch it together, glue it down.

 Note- you will probably get glue on your fingers because it will seep through the burlap, so make sure your glue gun is on low heat, or you'll burn yourself.

Next, fold your smaller piece of burlap long ways and glue down.
(The piece I ended up cutting for this was a bit big, so you may need to cut it down as you go)

Wrap the smaller piece around the middle and glue together in the back. Finish by gluing your choice of barrette to the back and easy peasy! You have a new little hair bow to add to your huge collection! (or is that just me...?)

Don't worry if it frays on the edges a little or looks a little messy, it adds to the appeal of the burlap. 

Play around with this and try different sizes and folding techniques! Also, you can try these same steps out on pretty much any type of fabric, I think I'm going to try velvet next!

Have fun and let me know if you make any cool bows!

1 comment:

  1. i love love love love this! a bow is so girl so i extra love how the burlap puts a more rugged twist on the bow. and you look awesome w/ hair bows! i used to wear them much more, thx for the reminder too!