This conversation heart hair bow is so easy to make and so adorable you won’t be able to stop with just one. Make one for gifts for your favorite little girl, or you can make one for yourself. Make a few for the cheer squad. And make some to sell at your next craft fair. They are that cute!
I used red wired ribbon trimmed with little white dots but you can you any color you choose instead, along with different color conversation heart motifs. (They come in all colors!)
Conversation heart hair bow
- 56” of 1 ¼” wired ribbon
- Foam conversation heart stickers (I found a whole bag at the craft store for less than $2)
- Mini Bowdabra with hair bow toll attachment
- Bowdabra bow wire
- Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
- Ribbon covered alligator clips
- Lighter or clear nail polish
- First, gather your all your supplies. Next, cut an 18” length of bow wire. Then fold it in half and insert it into the Bowdabra. You will have a loop on one side and two loose wires on the other.
- Next, cut 56” of ribbon. Use a lighter or some clear nail polish on the ends to keep them from fraying. To start with, fold the ribbon in half to find the center and then insert it into the Bowdabra.
- Now begin making two-inch loops, starting with the right side.
- Continue alternating sides with matching 2” loops until you have four loops on each side.
- Scrunch down with the Bowdabra wand.
Finishing your bow
- Insert the two loose wires through the loop (to make a slip knot) and pull tightly while the bow is still in the Bowdabra. Separate the ends and pull tight. Remove from the Bowdabra, turn to the back and tie another knot. Lastly, f luff and adjust your bow.
- Fold the bow tails in half lengthwise and cut towards the fold to make dove tails if you desire.
- Finally choose a two matching foam conversation heart stickers, remove the paper backing and attach two hearts together, thus making one thicker heart.
- Attach a ribbon covered alligator heart to the back using a hot glue gun and glue sticks. You may want to use the excess bow wire to tie the clip on as well so that it will be extra secure.
Lastly, it’s nice to attach your hair to heavy watercolor paper for gift-giving. Anyhow, visit Bowdabra designer, Crystal at her blog Make it easy crafts, Facebook, pinterest and other social media for more of her crafty tutorials and recipes!