June Craft Destash Challenge – Butterfly Hair Bow
Butterfly Hair Bow
I decided to make this butterfly hair bow to go with a onesie I bought for my granddaughter. I got it on clearance for $1 at Walmart. You know, grocery shopping at Walmart can be dangerous! I found this great tutorial on the Bowdabra website on how to make one. When I read all the way to the bottom I noticed the tutorial was done by Gail from Purple Hues and Me who is taking part in the challenge! Thanks for the great tutorial Gail!
Although the challenge allows for an additional $10 worth of materials, I had everything I needed already so I did not have to spend anything!
48″ purple ribbon 1″ wide
24″ blue ribbon 1″ wide
Glue (I used Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue)
Silver pipe cleaner
Buttons or beads – 3 purple, 2 blue smaller ones
Hairband or hair clip
I have a hard time passing up clearance items – I got both rolls of ribbon for $.25 each and the buttons were only $.10 a card. I’m not going to mention how long I’ve had them!
- Cut the ribbon into 12 inch lengths. You will need 4 of the purple and 2 of the blue.
- Lay the ribbons flat and glue along the length 2 purple with a blue in the middle. Make 2 of these.
- After ribbon is dry, create a circle with the ribbon and glue the ends together. Repeat with the other strip of ribbon. Allow that to dry.
- Flatten the circle and lay with the glued side up.
- Fold the bottom of the ribbon that is on top upward. I also had to fold the ribbon on the bottom half way up because my ribbon was pretty stiff. This is what forms the angles of the butterfly wings. Turn it over and pinch it at the center. I held the first one together with a bobby pin while I folded the second one.
- Put the two wings together and use a piece of pipe cleaner or floral wire to wrap tightly around the center.
- To make your butterfly body, cut about a 6″ length of pipe cleaner. Thread 3 of the purple buttons or beads onto the pipe cleaner pushing about half way down, leaving space above and below the buttons. Wind the pipe cleaner around the buttons and back up the to top. Twist at the top to form the 2 antennae. Twist the pipe cleaner around the two small blue buttons or beads to finish off the body. I used a little hot glue to keep them in place.
- Use hot glue to glue the body onto the wings. Then glue the butterfly onto the hairband or hair clip.
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