I have relatively long hair and I am a mom. This equals wearing buns (the hair kind) many-a-day. The messy buns are trendy and cute, but every now and then I need a little something extra. When I saw this photo on Pinterest, I was in love.
I wanted my bow to be moldable to my head so I took two pipe cleaners and formed a triangle out of each and then twisted them together in the middle. I then cut fabric to the shape, leaving a good half inch to an inch of extra fabric so I could fold it over the pipe cleaners bow.
Then I hot glued the pipe cleaner bow to the fabric and hand stitched the edges around. I cut a little piece of matching fabric into a small rectangle and hot glued it around the middle to help define the bow and also to hold the hair clip.
There you have it. I do plan on making another bow the same way, but making the pipe cleaner frame a little wider and then adding a ruffle of fabric to each end of the bow so it’s a little more full; But, for a quick, simple evening project that makes my hair buns less matronly, it works.
Have you done any fun D.I.Y projects lately? Feel free to share in the comments!