Tuesday, April 19, 2011

DIY Anthropologie-inspired Hairbows

These hairbows are easy, sweet, and a great way to use up fabric scraps!

I saw this bow on Anthro:

It's cute, but it is 7" wide and 5" tall.  Pretty big bow.  I wanted to make a few last minute bows to slip into Charlotte's Easter Basket - somehow our bows are always disappearing.  I altered the bows to be about 2" wide and 1 1/2" inches tall.  I made two of each color so she can have one on each side.  If you want to make some for your little one's Easter Basket here's what you'll need:

Fabric scraps (at least 3"x2 1/2")
Sewing machine/thread/scissors
Hair clip
Wire (I used the kind for jewelry making)
Hot glue
Paint chips (optional)

Step 1:  Cut out your fabric scraps 3"x 2 1/2".  Cut two rectangles out for one bow.  Since I made 8 bows, I cut out 16 rectangles.

Step 2:  Lay the fabric right sides together and stitch around 3 sides, leaving one end open (like sewing a tiny pillowcase).

Step 3:  Flip it right sides out and turn the raw edges inside.  Press.  Topstitch the opening closed.

Step 4:  Now twist the rectangle once so that it makes a bow shape.  Wrap the wire around the middle a few times so that it will hold it's shape.

Step 5:  Hot glue the bow to a hairclip. 
Let it dry and that's it!

Step 6:  I had a few paint chips lying around so I made some slits in the cards with an exacto knife

and clipped the bows onto them.

Perfect way to slip them into her little Easter Basket!

Happy Tuesday everyone!


  1. I LOVE THEM!! SO CUTE!! I am gonna post themon my blog as a MUST TRY! :)

  2. These are so cute. And I am so impressed that your Easter baskets are ready. I will probably start thinking about those on Saturday night...

  3. Thanks for sharing! I love them. I think I'll have to go make a few for MY easter basket. Nice n' clear tutorial! Please check out my blog at http://chicaesartistica.blogspot.com/

  4. Super cute! And I love how you put them on little paint chip cards!

  5. Oooh oooh oooh! So darling! These would be fantastic for art in the bathroom! I'd like to invite you to share this at my VIP party this weekend. http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-12.html

  6. I included these precious clips on my latest linky love post... here's the link if you wanna check it out:

    LOVE these simple little bows but I think my favorite part is how you displayed them on the paintchips. I love me some paintchips!

  7. These are great, and so easy! I think its great how some of the trendiest stores can carry some of the most simplest designs.

  8. I just added these to my Pinterest today under crafts because I knew they would be so easy to recreate. Now I don't even have to figure it out. Thanks for the tutorial. Yours turned out wonderfully.


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