June Craft Destash Challenge – Butterfly Hair Bow

Every month a group of bloggers are challenged by C’mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Check out some awesome creations you might be able to make from your own stash! This month I am sharing how to create your own Butterfly Hair Bow!

Butterfly Hair Bow

Butterfly Hair Bow for June Monthly Craft Destash Challenge from www.thisautoimmunelife.com

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!

  1. Cut the ribbon into 12 inch lengths. You will need 4 of the purple and 2 of the blue.
  2. Lay the ribbons flat and glue along the length 2 purple with a blue in the middle. Make 2 of these.
  3. 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. 
  4. Flatten the circle and lay with the glued side up. 
  5. 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.
  6. Put the two wings together and use a piece of pipe cleaner or floral wire to wrap tightly around the center.
  7. 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.
  8. Use hot glue to glue the body onto the wings. Then glue the butterfly onto the hairband or hair clip. Butterfly Hair Bow for the June Craft Destash Challenge from www.thisautoimmunelife.com

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Butterfly Hair Bow for the monthly June Craft Destash Challenge from www.thisautoimmunelife.com

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11 comments on “June Craft Destash Challenge – Butterfly Hair Bow

  1. This is super cute and really goes well with the onesie! I love the buttons used for the body. 10 Cents is a bargain!

  2. This is cute! I wish my granddaughter would keep hair bows in her hair. They last all of about 30 seconds. Pinning this tutorial just in case 😉

  3. This is just the sweetest bow. I bet it is so adorable on your granddaughter.

  4. Gee wiz, Roseann! When I saw the bow, I thought, “how pretty – a must read!” Little did I know I had inspired you to make it! Thanks for the shout-out! Your bow is adorable – I love it! And I’m sure it looks fabulous on your granddaughter!

  5. So adorable! My daughter is grown now so I don’t have a need to make these, but I do have several nieces who will love them. Pinned it either way for later just in case.

  6. So, so gorgeous!!! I just made these fun paper butterflies and I was thinking about crafting some hairpins with them. Seeing your craft, I think it might actually work!

  7. BEYOND adorable, and I have an affinity for butterflies! Of course I had two boys! Love it. Pinned and shared!

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