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Back to School Hair Bows

By: Sarah Forhan for Consumer Crafts

Learn how to make hair bows using just a Bowdabra and a ruler! Make Back to School Hair Bows from Consumer Crafts in every color of the rainbow for a sweet addition to every outfit. A snap clip wrapped in ribbon makes these hair bows easy to fasten and gentle on hair.

How to Make Bows, Hair Pins and More: 33 DIY Hair Accessories



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Back to School Hair Bows


  • Glue gun
  • 3/8" wide grosgrain ribbon
  • 2 snap clips
  • Bowdabra Hair Bow Tool & Ruler and interactive CD
  • 7/8" wide grosgrain ribbon
  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire

Back to School Hair Bows

  1.  First begin by hot gluing the 3/8″ wide ribbon to the end of the snap clip. Place the ribbon onto the top of the snap clip and hot glue it in place.

    Back to School Hair Bows
  2. Wrap the ribbon tightly around one side of the snap clip. Hot glue the ribbon onto the clip to hold it in place.

    Back to School Hair Bows
  3. Next, wrap the ribbon around the point of the snap clip, hot glue and pinch the ribbon together. Bring the ribbon around to the other side.

    Back to School Hair Bows
  4. Wrap the other side of the snap clip tightly and hot glue the ribbon end. Make two matching snap clips.

    Back to School Hair Bows
  5. Using the Hair Bow Tool and Ruler’s interactive CD follow the simple instructions to make a Quad Pinwheel Bow using 7/8″ wide Grosgrain Ribbon and add a small Boutique Bow using the same 3/8′ wide ribbon that you lined the snap clips with.

    Back to School Hair Bows
  6. Make two matching bows using the Mini Bowdabra, Hair Bow Tool and Ruler, and Bowdabra Bow Wire.

    Back to School Hair Bows
  7. Trim away extra Bowdabra Bow Wire, hot glue a finishing ribbon onto the bows, and then hot glue the bows onto the metal ends of the lined snap clips.

    Back to School Hair Bows
  8. Make several bows using different colored ribbon to match your daughter’s outfits.


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