Monday, February 8, 2010

The Key to . . . Valentine’s Bows

Earlier I blogged about my guiltiest pleasures! I believe, however, that I left out my guiltiest pleasure of all—making hair bows! Today’s specialty? Valentine’s Day clips!

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While stuck inside on the first day of the blizzard, Marko fell victim to my love for bow-making. Today, he’s sporting his new favorite bow-tie! He hasn’t taken it off yet, but he does move it from the front to the back quite frequently!

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  1. These are soooo cute! I must be the only woman alive who cannot tie a proper bow... I actually tried to do one on a sash for my sweater yesterday, and it looked like I let my one-year-old do it. How do you make them so nice and neat?

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  2. Elizabeth,
    Thanks so much! It took a long time to get the hang of bow-making. And even now, I have to do some of them over again to remind myself what I'm doing and get them just right :)

    Try this site, for great pictures that will guide you!

    Also, I've found that grosgrain ribbon works the best when you're making bows!

  3. Beautiful bows! The first {and only} ones I made I didn't get secure enough and my loops are falling out.

  4. My tip? Wire! I use basic gardening wire, tightly wrapped around the bow before placing the center on with hot glue.


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