Tips and ideas for Making Cute Hair Bows for Adults and Children

How to Make Cute Hair Bows: Tips & Ideas

It’s almost impossible to find a woman or girl on this Planet that doesn’t love to accessorize. Boutique bows represent the perfect example of darling hair accessories that work well with any type of outfit. The best thing about them is the fact that they can be worn by ladies as well as children. If you also have a little girl you already know how annoying it can be to keep telling people that your toddler isn’t a boy. Simply strap one of these cute bow bows on her sweet little head and people will never make a mistake.

The problem is that most hair bows and ribbons are wildly over-priced, when they could be made for less than one dollar. Making bows can actually turn into an addictive hobby because there are so many materials to work with and models to choose: from top-knots with grosgrain, fold felt or lace to dangling bows and even flouncy no-sew ones.  If you want to complete the look of your little one and make her feel like a princess you should definitely learn how to make girl hair bows. Below you can find a wide assortment of boutique bows that you can make in less than 30 minutes.

1. How to Make Cute Baby Bows

There are countless of tutorials online for baby bows and even more types of bows that you can make. For example, you can make a simple bow hair clip with the help of toddler girl hair accessories and fabric. All you need is a simple clip, adorable ribbon and patience. Baby girl hair clips can be purchased from supermarkets at great prices!

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DIY bow hair clip with polka dots

If your baby girl doesn’t have a lot of hair you could go for a baby headband bow. These types of bows require no sewing whatsoever and they can also be used once the hair starts to grow. All you need is some hot glue, fabric and elastic for the headband.

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DIY baby headband bow

You can create cute “Korker” bows with alligator clips, all sorts of fabrics & ribbons, scissors and a baby hair clip. In order to curl the ribbon you will also need some wooden dowels and clothes pins. After the ribbon is curled you should heat it in the oven for 30 minutes – this will ensure that they maintain a curly form.

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DIY Korker bow with Halloween center-piece

Plenty of mommies have learnt how to make girl hair bows and their own. The folded flower bow may seem complicated to recreate but it’s not. If you want to make it yourself you will need ribbons, a glue gun, alligator clips and a center piece.

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DIY folder flower bow

2. How to Make Cute Lady Bows

The flouncy bun bow will look great with anything. You can wear it as an accessory around your lush bun, or you can accessorize your little lady with it. The trick to make it look is folding the material just right. For this type of bow you will need flouncy material (like polyester), some leather for the ribbon center, glue, alligator hair clips and a hot glue gun.

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Pink Flouncy Bun Bow with golden center-piece

Boutique bows are also simple to make once you learn the basic technique. You’ll need a lighter to seal the edges of the ribbon, a pencil, a pair of scissors and a ruler. For this type of bow can use any width of ribbon (which will also determine the size of your bow).

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Pink & Black Handmade Boutique Bow

No-sew fabric flower brooches can also be used as hair bows once you attach a hair clip on them. For the model below you will need some fabric glue, pleated ribbon, a center piece, pins, a barrette and some felt.

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No-sew white fabric flower brooche with metal center-piece

3. More Splendid Bow Ideas for your Little Lady

Spirit Ribbons and dangling hair bows represent the perfect way of accessorizing a school or cheerleading uniform. The best part is that it takes under 10 minutes to make onr. All you need is elastic, a center-piece, a pair of scissors and some ribbons.

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Red & White dangling cheer-leading bow

The Flower power headpiece looks rad. You can do it yourself with the help of flower templates, a button, felt and a clip. If you want to give it some extra ‘oomph’ you can add more multicolored layers on the flower.

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Yellow Flower Power Felt Headpiece

If you want to learn how to make cute hair bows without using any materials you could create them directly on the hair. For the whimsical hair bow you should pull back two strands of hair and tie them together.

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Whimsical Hair Bow

If you have long & lush hair you could also go for the bow bun. Search on YouTube for tutorials, this way you will avoid damaging your hair in the practice. Also, you shouldn’t get flustered it you don’t get it right from the first try. Practice makes perfect!

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Hair Bow Bun tutorial

As you can see, it is possible to make beautiful boutique bows that can be perfectly accessorized with any outfit. All the hair and boutique bows presented above will cost you less than two dollars to make, they are extremely easy to create and they look absolutely amazing. They are perfect not only for children but also for toddlers and adults who enjoy color in their life.

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