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Easy and Cheap DIY Hair Bow:

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Hi everyone! I decided to take apart some time today to make this fun little tutorial. I got all my supplies at my local Walmart and spent less than $10. Here we go!

Here’s everything you’ll need:

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  • Muli-purpose hair clips (I got them in two sizes but the small ones work just fine)
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Krazy glue/tacky glue/hot glue gun/super glue
  • Ribbon (Mine is 1 ½ inches)

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1. Cut a strip of ribbon to a desired length. Obviously longer for bigger bows, shorter for smaller bows.

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2. Roll the ribbon around to meet the other side. Hold them together and so all the ribbon lays flat together and sew by weaving the threat in and out until you’ve reached the end. 

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3. After you’ve sewn the bow, before you tie the thread you’re going to pull on it so it makes creases in the bow. Got it? Wrap the thread around the bow and tie it so it looks like the picture above.

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4. Next, cut off a small piece of ribbon and then cut it in half. This is for the middle of the bow.

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5. Wrap the piece of ribbon around the middle of the part you’ve already made and super glue it together in the back. Be careful not to get the glue on your fingers!

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6. Now, superglue the hair clip on to the back of the ribbon. And voila! You’ve got yourself a homemade hair bow.

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I got these bad boys today from Target and holy shit, this is the best black nail polish I’ve ever gotten. Its super opaque and only takes one coat and seems pretty durable so far. The red will probably take two coats but goes on easy and has little shimmers. I was kind of expecting it to be a darker red but its not. They’re in super cute packaging; I love the little tomb stones =). I definitely recommend these and this pair was only 5$.

thrifting tips
  • Don’t be afraid to try things on! Wear leggings when you go thrifting so you can easily slide on shorts or pants. Most places don’t have fitting rooms and won’t let you try things on in the bathroom and you don’t want to buy something that will go to waste.
  • Don’t be afraid to use your scissors! Lots of iffy clothes can be cut into really cute items just by cutting it the right way and using a little imagination. 
  • Set out a fair amount of time to find the good stuff. You can’t expect to find treasure if you don’t dig a little.
  • Don’t judge a book by its cover. Even the dinkiest little second hand stores can have the most amazing items. Don’t be afraid to push your boundaries.