Finally, a hair bow that will stay in your little girl's hair when she doesn't have any!
I don't think I finally got hair until I was about 2 or 3 years old. I'm sure my mom fielded a bunch of "How old is your son?" questions, and I'm anticipating the same for my little girl. Since she's not here yet (anticipated c-section birthday on Feb. 25) you'll have to settle for me as a model.
I did a bunch of research on which clips were the best and the secret trick to making the hair bows stay in. You'll never guess what it is! Drawer liner!
Let's get started!
- Felt bow (made using this template and tutorial)
- Sheet of felt
- Metal hair clip (similar style can be found here)
- Non-slip drawer liner (like this)
- Glue Gun
Have I told you before that I'm not very girly? I'm not in to ballerinas and tutus and tulle. No thanks. When I was little I had a Mr. T lunch box. Yes, the huge guy from the A-Team who didn't like to fly on airplanes and wore about 10 lbs of gold chains around his neck, yeah him. I was obsessed. Anyway, I inherited these hair clips and cut off the tulle so I could re-use the perfectly good clip underneath. You could also buy the metal clips at Sally's Beauty Supply or I've even seen them at Michael's.
Once I freed my hair clip from all that ick I was ready to get started.
Cut a strip of felt that's as wide as your clip and long enough to wrap around starting where my thumb is and continuing around the whole top portion of the clip. It's key not to have any felt on the bottom of your clip because you want that part of the clip to be in contact with the hair directly. Glue that down. Be sure to open your clip so that you don't glue the clip closed.
Make It and Love It has an awesome tutorial and some sticky sweet baby pictures here.