Wednesday, October 3, 2012

31 Days of Halloween 2012 - Day 3: Costume Bows

Looking to add just a little bit of Halloween spirit without going overboard?  Make these quick and easy bows to wear by themselves or match them to your costume.  These are also great for team spirit bows, depending on what your school mascot and/or colors are.  Here's how you do it:
Buy some pre-decorated felt.  I found these sheets at Hobby Lobby for about 50 cents.  (You can order them herehere, and here if you don't have a Hobby Lobby near you.)

Cut strips to the width you'd like your bows to be.

Trifold each strip,

Pinch in the middle, like so,

And secure with a clear elastic hairband (you can find them in the hair accessories aisle at Walmart or Target) - or use floral wire.

Turn over and trim any visible tails.

This is what you will have at this point:

Hot glue satin or grosgrain ribbon around the center, making sure you catch the alligator clip in the ribbon.
(Be careful when gluing if you used clear elastic as it can melt the elastic.)

And you're done!!  Clip those puppies in your hair and get going with your bad self ;P

Giving her best Blue Steel impression

***I fully recognize that any amount of intelligence or creativity I have is a gift from God.  What I have been freely given, I freely give.  But if you choose to use these tutorials to sell items from, I would ask that you consider joining the Let Justice Flow Initiative, where you commit to donating either 10% of the total purchase price of each item, or designate a specific item for sale where the entire purchase price is donated to an organization that helps fight injustices around the world.  There are specific groups listed to give you an idea on the LJF page.  And feel free to snag the LJF button and put it on your page or etsy site.  Thanks!!***

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