Deep down inside, we all have a girly girl that craves ribbons and bows. A sign of femininity, grace and super sweetness, a hair ribbon can completely change the entire impact of your presence. It does not matter if you are planning to wear one at school, during a softball or volleyball game, at a prestigious event or on a romantic date, a hair ribbon will always be the icing on the cake. The reason why a hair ribbon can work for so many styles and occasions is that you can style one according to the event you are about to attend. This lovely accessory has been around for many, many years and it certainly is not planning to go out of fashion soon. You are going to love the list we have prepared for you regarding hair ribbons, all sprinkled with tips on how to make hair bows out of ribbon and how to incorporate ribbon hair ties into your hair style. What are you waiting for? Read all about these pretty accessories and glam up your locks!

1. Flower & Button

Want to look as cute as a button? Make your own flower and button hair ribbon! This is a DIY project you are going to adore wearing, mark my words. The great part about this hair ribbon idea is that you can carry it out in multiple ways, depending on how you want the result to look. You can search for a how to tutorial online for instructions, you will find dozens on YouTube.

2. Bow After Bow

If you really want to get creative with your hair ribbon, you can use all sorts of colors and ribbons to make a multi-layered bow. First, look up how to make a hair bow out of ribbon and use the technique to make three or four bows, securing them with ties. You can get a big bag of bulk grosgrain ribbons in different colors, which you can buy cheap from wholesale suppliers at a discount, or just go hunting for them at a yard sale. After you connect your bows and hot glue a clip on the back, you will be worthy of comparison to a muse for the “Take the ribbon from my hair” song by Kris Kristofferson.

3. Double Hair Ribbon Headband

Ribbon bands will always be a chic addition to your outfit. A double hair ribbon headband is amazing for nailing the boho girl look, but it is also equally appropriate for wedding attire; it all depends on how you want to style it and what kinds of ribbons you use. You can either use simple ribbons or thread them through a delicate chain; whichever way you choose, the process is easy. At the end, place them at a slight distance from one another on your head and tie them at the nape of your neck.

4. Half Up Half Down Bow

This is probably the most popular hair ribbon idea among girls with medium or long hair. Learning how to make hair bows with ribbon is a lot easier than you might have thought it would be, all you need is one ribbon, a needle and thread. If you want the look to be more natural, you can literally tie the ribbon into your hair as a bow, as if you were tying your shoelaces. You can choose from all sorts of colors, like blue, red or pink, especially if you want to support breast cancer awareness (or scarlet, if you like Willie Nelson and want to reflect his chords and lyrics).

5. Ponytail Pom Pom

For all you cheerleaders out there, the ponytail pom pom is definitely a ribbon hair style you should check out. Have fun with curly ribbons on stretchy elastic ties without the hassle of sewing them on in the colors of your school team. There really are no rules when it comes to the ponytail pom pom, you are free for making the ribbons as long as you want and you can curl them with ease. As a cute final touch, sprinkle them with glitter for extra glam.

6. Braided Hair Ribbon

Another favorite for girls with long and lovely hair, braiding in a hair ribbon can look simply fabulous if you pay attention to details. If you have a best friend, you can braid a ribbon in her hair too and you can both go out together like that to show how much you care for each other as BFFs. Get one long piece of either simple or printed ribbon and hold it with one of the strands you are braiding, no matter if you are preparing a French, fishtail or simple braid.

7. Sweet and Simple

For a Roy Lichtenstein “Girl with Hair Ribbon” inspired look, you can keep things sweet and simple just by tying one ribbon into your hair as a band. This is wonderful if you are on the rush but still want to look sharp and it works for both fancy and casual occasions. At the end of the day, all you have to do is take the ribbon from your hair and set it aside for another day.

how to make ribbon roses

This is how to make ribbon roses


8. Ribbon Roses

If you want to step things up a notch after you have learned how to make ribbon hair bows, you can upgrade to ribbon roses. The technique involved here is a bit more intricate, but you can follow the steps in the image above. Have fun with the project and make a pink or blue ribbon hair rose to wear at school if you are a student, or add a clip to use for babies if you are a mother.

9. Hair Ribbon Clips

When it comes to making your own hair ribbon clips, the sky is the limit. You can get inspired from all sorts of shapes, sizes, animals, plants, characters and experiment with ribbons in different materials and colors to combine them. Secure the clip on the back of the ribbon at the end with a hot glue gone and you’re ready to shine!

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