A friend called the other day and asked what I was up to. I said, “You’ll laugh when I tell you….I am making a hair bow.” Yep, never thought I would be saying that! I have a favorite felt headband from etsy seller Lou & Lee, well their shop was closed for a while and I thought I’d try to make something similar to attach to some of my daughter’s dresses. First let me say Lou & Lee’s are incredible, I would like one of each one in their store. They are works of art! Anyway, I ordered a small packet of pre-cut felt flower pieces from Kutz (another etsy seller). The pieces came in lots of different colors and shapes. As I began playing with them I thought it would be funny to make a felt flower bow for a friend of mine who is expecting her first daughter. She is from a different area of the country and apparently in that area hairbows on babies are somewhat odd. So to give her a hard time, I thought I’d make one and send her way. Well, it turned out so cute and since I know she wouldn’t actually like it I decided to keep it.
Here’s a little tutorial on how I made mine:
Step 1: I played with lots of combinations of colors and lace, tulle until I found what I liked.
Step 2: After picking the colors I wanted I hand sewed the felt together, using small beads for the centers. I also cut some tulle and tied a knot around it to gather it.
Step 3: I cut a round piece of felt to act as my base, then hot glued the tulle to it.
Step 4: Apply hot glue to the flowers
Step 5: Glue all flowers down in layers on top of tulle
Step 6: Apply glue to hair pin (I already had one that was covered in a small ribbon on one side)
Step 7: Glue hair pen to felt base
I pinned my flowers on a headband I already had (thanks Lisa!). It can also be pinned on a hat or clothes. Next time I’ll make my base smaler so you can’t see it.
**Please note that obviously this would not be safe for a child that could pull the flowers off and put it in her mouth. It would be a choking hazard…