Halloween will be here before we know it. If you’re looking for something fun for your hair or will attending a Halloween event next month, Halloween bows would look great in your hair. Here, I have the instructions on the easiest way that I’ve found to make hair bows.
I’ve been using a Bowdabra to make all of my hair bows. It takes a little practice, but after one or two bows, I was really getting the hang of it. This is coming from someone who couldn’t even make simple two-looped hair bows before.
You can purchase a Bowdabra at places like Wal-Mart or you local craft store for about $15 or less. All you need besides this tool is a pair of scissors and some ribbon. You may also want to buy some additional bow wire. You get some with the Bowdabra and can buy extra for a bout one dollar per package.
The Bowdabra comes all ready to go. First, what you need to do is prepare for your bow. Cut a piece of wire about twenty-four inches long and fold it in half. Then, just place it in the Bowdabra. You can hook the loop on the bottom on one of the pegs so it stays in place while you are making your bow.
Next, you will loop your bow into the tool. Remember to twist the bow in the middle as you do the loops on the other side if your ribbon only has print on one side. You have the option of doing a different color ribbon on top of one, or looping them both at the same time. I like to put one on top of the other so it looks bigger.
After you have all the material on, pull the loop off the peg on the bottom. Pull the other side of the wire through the loop. Then pull the bow off and double-knot again in the back of the bow. Now, all you have left to do is attach a ponytail holder or a clip onto your bow.
I personally like the single-pronged clips, but ponytail holders are fun to do too. For this, make a very small loop with an extra piece of ribbon and hot glue one side of it onto the bow. Put either the band on or the top of the clip and then glue on the other side of the loop you have made with the ribbon.
And there you have it! Whether you’re making hair bows for a Halloween event or just for fun, this is the easiest way to do. The best thing about it is after you get the hang of it, the bows come out looking as if they were professionally made!