Learning how to make a hair bow with ribbon is a fun and easy way to accessorize any hairstyle. Whether you’re making them for yourself or for your kids, hair bows are a practical and stylish addition to any outfit. In this article, we’ll provide step-by-step instructions on how to make a classic hair bow with ribbon.
Before we dive into the instructions, let’s gather the materials we’ll need:
- Ribbon – choose any color or pattern that you like
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Ponytail holder or hair clip
Step 1: Cut the Ribbon
Cut a length of ribbon to the desired size of the bow. For a classic hair bow, we recommend cutting a piece of ribbon that is about 8 inches long.
Step 2: Make the Bow Loops
To create the bow loops, fold the ribbon back and forth like an accordion. Pinch the center of the folded ribbon with one hand, and use the other hand to tie a small piece of ribbon tightly around the center to hold the loops in place.
Step 3: Create the Bow Tails
Next, cut two pieces of ribbon that are each about 6 inches long. Fold each piece of ribbon in half to create the bow tails, and then trim the ends at an angle.
Step 4: Assemble the Bow
Take the bow loops that you made in Step 2 and spread them out to create a full, rounded shape. Then, take one of the bow tails and wrap it tightly around the center of the bow loops and tie a knot in the back to secure it. Repeat this step with the other bow tail.
Step 5: Attach the Bow to a Hair Clip or Ponytail Holder
Turn the bow over and use a hot glue gun to attach a hair clip or ponytail holder to the back of the bow.
Now that you know how to make a hair bow with ribbon, you can create your own bows in any color or pattern that you like. Hair bows make a great addition to any outfit and can be worn to a variety of events, from casual outings to formal occasions. Have fun crafting your own hair bows and don’t be afraid to experiment with different ribbon sizes and colors.