Monday, March 15, 2010

No Nap Hair Bows

So it's pretty inevitable that on any given day one or the both of my children will either a.) Take forever to get themselves down for their nap, or b.) Refuse a nap altogether. Well today, Harper chose "b," and after 35 minutes of yelling, and out of fear that she would wake the big man; I threw in the towel and went and got her up. Usually I work out during my kids' nap, but that was going to have to be delayed (I will be doing that after this post is done. Yay.) So I decided we would make some hair bows. Harp got very excited and actually told me that was very "kind of" me...she's so I made some actual bows, but the ones I like the best are actually a kind of "flower." They're super easy.

Materials Needed:
-hot glue gun
-button (or anything else to go in the center..beads maybe?)
-hair clip (head band, or brooch pin)

Before we get started let me say that yes, I do most crafts on the floor of my living room, I spread everything out, and make a complete mess, I am not ashamed of this. Okay, now that's out of the way, here we go.

Make a loop with the ribbon and secure it with a dot of hot glue
Make another loop, secure it with another dot of hot glue and trim the end. Repeat those first two steps and then attach both pieces with more hot glue (this is a running theme).It should look like this. While I was taking this picture...
Harper was doing this. Oh the joys of no nap.
Now choose another ribbon (or stay with the first if you like). Once again, secure the ribbon with hot glue, make a loop, secure with hot glue...told you, running theme.Repeat the looping and gluing until it looks like this.
Glue onto the hair clip (or head band, or brooch pin). I like to put a little ribbon on the back, just in case any glue had seeped through.
Attach a button (or bead, or whatever you want), let it cool and Ta-Dah! A little hair bow for your "no napper."These were some of the other ones we made. I let Harper choose the ribbon and the buttons, the girl actually has pretty good taste.

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