Thursday, December 13, 2012

Duct Tape {Hair} Bows

The other day I came home to my daughter and her babysitter creating duct tape hair bows and I fell in love.

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They are too cute and better yet, super easy!  Which reminds me, I’ve been wanting to share this awesome gift idea with you since…ooh…April.  My daughter received a bin full of duct tape with a few instructions of how to create things with it.  How cool is that?!  Great gift idea for a wide age range too.

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Okay, now back to the bows.  This too, would be a super sweet gift to give to the girls in your life.  My daughter was so excited about them, she started making one for anyone she could think of…including her grandmas.  I cannot wait to see the bows in their hair!!

here’s what you need to get started…

  • duct tape
  • scissors
  • bobby pins, hair clips or headbands

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STEP 1

Cut a 3 inch strip of duct tape.

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STEP 2

Stick the 3 inch strip to the duct tape still on the roll - sticky side to sticky side.

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STEP 3

Then cut it off so you end up with print on both sides of a 3 inch strip.

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STEP 4

Fold it like an accordion, just like when you made homemade fans as a kid.

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STEP 5

Cut a small strip of contrasting tape to wrap around the middle to create the bow.

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STEP 6

Slide a bobby pin under the strip.  Boom, you’re done!

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You can use clips from Michael’s or thin headbands too.

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Variation:  the “double-decker”

Just add a smaller bow to sit on top of the bigger one.

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A couple other options would be to glue the bows on shoe clips to jazz up some shoes or attach them to gifts, make a pin, so many options.

Have fun!

-Kim

2 comments:

  1. So cute! I'd love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  2. Cute! I saw these recently on a girl at my daughter's bday party!

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