21 January 2015

DIY: How to make a hair bow + GIVEAWAY

 First of all, HI, second IT'S NOT MY FAULT SOMEBODY HURT PINTEREST! I've been doing more diy stuff irl than appropriate and I'm definitely not going to stop. I LOVE BOWS. If you've known me for long, you must have an idea that I'm a sucker of pretty things and bow is the list topper of pretty things. As my paypal is hurt enough not to have more pretty stuff from etsy (and ebay too) I just made it myself. Let the creative class begin, somebody roll the drums.

Step #1: COLLECT THE STUFF TO GET THE SHIT DONE

Basically,
Sparkly cloth (Dudes any cloth would work)
A piece of paper (You don't need the one that says hi, any would work)
A needle and thread
Old hair clips
Glue
Scissor 
Silk tape or anything bling-bling (Just for extra fun)

Step #2: ARRANGE THE PAPER AND CLOTH

Inserting a paper wasn't a main part in bow making but then your bow would be slouchy and I didn't like the effect without paper. If you put a small piece of paper inside, your bow would be stuffed and it wouldn't give away a slouchy effect.

Step #3: SEW IT
Bring out your inner creative goddess and sew it.

Step #4: NOW SHAPE IT
 Remember we're supposed to make a bow? Let's give it a proper bow shape by squeezing it from the middle in a way that it would look exactly like a bow should look.

DANG! We did it right!

Step #5: ALMOST THERE
 This tiny little bow is almost ready. Now sew a little silk tape on its middle part.

Step #6: ADD THE CLIP
 Glue a hair clip to the bow. 

WE'RE DONE HERE!
Round its shape and we're finally done.

HIIIIII TA DAAAA!!!

Do you like BOWSS???
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And by talking of creativity, I want to introduce The Happy Cactus Shop again on my blog. Its run by creative Ari and her shop is filled with cute items that you SHOULD look at.

Meet Ari
ARI: I'm a graphic designer and amatuer photographer living in the Deep South with my husband and two dogs. I have a slight obsession with handlebar mustaches, the color green, German Shepherd dogs, and 1970s home decor. When I'm not sewing, I can most likely be found lounging in my backyard with a book in hand and trying desperately to find a red wine I enjoy.
The Happy Cactus Shop was born about 6 years ago when I was searching for my flash drive in the depths of my purse. After what seemed to be 30 minutes of frustrated digging (in reality it was only 3 minutes) and pulling everything out of my bag, I decided that mere pockets were not enough to organize my purse. I created The Perfect Pouch to store all my small necessary items in and would never have to dig again!

In the years since my shop was started, I have focused on created bags, purses, and accessories that are not only practical, but also aesthetically pleasing. I use my background in graphic design to make every item something that you would want to display.My inventory is constantly growing with new and different items showcasing both fabrics and my own designs.
The name "Happy Cactus" comes from the fact that, try as I might, my house is where plants go to die. Only the cacti are "happy" with my version of gardening. I am currently the proud caregiver to 9 different cacti (and they are all happy).

Her Creative Goods:
Neon Polka Dot Pouch with Yellow Zipper

Gray Skull Lipgloss Keychain

Twitter - @HappyCactusShop // Facebook - The Happy Cactus // Instagram - @ari_pepper
Etsy - the Happy Cactus Shop // Pinterest - Ari • The Happy Cactus // Website - theHappyCactus

Ari is giving away these tiny-cayoot cards they will come handy in V-days season soon! 

Simply Sweet Valentine's Cards

And I'lI'll giving away one Da Bomb ad space to a lucky bloggy friend! 
So, ENTER RIGHT AWAY!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

19 comments:

  1. Love this bow! Just thinking of pink color while reading this DIY. So cute and girly! Creative job! 👌

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  2. great DIY

    itsjustshalay.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh my gosh you absolutely cutie this looks lovely, I wish I was creative and had the patience to sit and make stuff like this xxx


    Blonde Of Carbs

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  4. That bow is so cute, I love it!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  5. They are cut and easy to make.They will look so girly with loose curls:-)

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  6. What a cute bow plus its so easy to do

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  7. I love the bow, it's so cute! I am trying to join the giveaway but the rafflecopter disappears :(
    Do you have a direct link to it maybe?

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  8. I'm into making my own hair bows too. But in a different way though :3

    Diane | Vincristine

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  9. I love making bows! I was obsessed for a while but I gave them all away haha. I only have one left! But I love wearing bows :)

    doitfortheirony.blogspot.com

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  10. Cute hair bow! xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  11. What a cute DIY hair bow! Thank you for sharing!

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