DIY Velvet Bows | The Yellow Spectacles

DIY Velvet Bows

February 22, 2018


I know you've seen them--especially this past holiday season--velour/velvet hair bows/clips. Yes, they're super cute-chic, but also surprisingly super expensive!


What's even more surprising is that you can DIY at least four velour bows for the price of one--that's what I did! & Here, I'll give you the skinny on how to do so too!

So, {side track here} I did an Instagram Poll if I should do a post sharing how to make these & over 80% percent said yes--which is great, I guess the four no's don't like bows lol or don't care, but what did tee-me-off a bit was that I saw my cousin {we're not so close as we were when we were kids but still follow each other on IG}voted 'no.'

I was kind of just like, {to myself} if you can't spread good vibes/ support to family in whatever way you can--just don't bother. Maybe, it's just me, but sometimes if there is an IG poll & I feel no is the answer I just don't vote because IDK feel bad or something--not that I feel bad about getting no's but from a family member I just think it's a bit rude--lol oh well...moving on...



Okay so enough rambling {just keeping it real} here's how you make these bows--it's so easy!

P.S I linked to a few of the supplies in pink.



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💗 Supplies:


-Velour Ribbon {I went with colors I can use for spring--but pick what you like} Here's a thicker black option 

-Barret Clips

-Hot Glue Gun

- {Optional} Buttons for Accents



💖 Method:


It's pretty basic, take two pieces of ribbon with the second strand slightly shorter than the first--you can measure, but I just eyeballed it in comparison to the size of the hair clip.

Centering the longer strip glue velour side down in line with hair clip & loop up to glue your two loops together--they should evenly meet in the middle of the clip & the velour part should now be facing upward. Think of it like a kiss--the two ends touching is where you adhere to the clip for the second time.

Repeat this step with the shorter, adhering it to your first strip of ribbon--the loop/bow should be shorter than the bottom strand.

two pieces of ribbon one slightly shorter than the bottom piece


Lastly, I cut a small stripe & glue over top {around the back} where the two loops/ bows have met/kissed--so it looks polished & neat. If you want, you can add a button {I did two golds} for an extra touch of glam.



Ta-da!  Follow me on IG {@katelynchef} for more pics & yeah maybe a poll or two, haha 💛


7 comments

  1. Oh, how cute is this?! You always share the cutest DIY's, girl! I'll have to keep this mind, as I'd love to make some for Aviah especially because sometimes, I can't find specific colors I want for her. Thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a great week!

    XO ,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  2. Cute idea.
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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  3. Love these bows - such a cute idea! I've taken the week off from blogging as a whole since I've been on vacation, but I've missed reading all your posts!
    Until next time,
    Meghan | prepsterinpearls.com

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    1. ah, hey girl! it's good to take a break--see ya soon!--Katelyn

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  4. This is so easy and cute! I like them better than the store bought ones :)

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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