Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Make it: Fall Hair Ribbons

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I found these felt leaves at Hobby Lobby and knew I could make something cute with them!

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I decided to do cute hair thingies. They will work for all of October & November, Halloween & Thanksgiving.

You can make these too (in about 5 minutes!) with these supplies:

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ribbon
felt leaves or other fall decoration from the craft store
giant needle or tailor's awl (I used a dollmaker's needle {no, I don't make dolls...not yet anyway...hmmm}, but just use the biggest needle of any kind that you have)
Fray Check or superglue

Here's what you do:
Poke the needle through the leaf. Go back & forth a bunch of times and move it around in circles to try to get your hole big enough for the ribbon to go through.
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Cut at least 18 inches of ribbon for each one. My girl has skinny hair so 18 inches was enough.
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Make sure your ribbon is cut on an angle and thread just the very end of it (not the whole ribbon) through the eye of the needle.
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Poke needle through leaf and try to pull ribbon through. This part is tough. It took me a few tries. Once you can get just the tiniest bit of the ribbon through,
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you can now grab the ribbon with your fingers and pull it through to center the leaf on the ribbon.

But now the edges of your ribbon are screwed:
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So cut the ends off
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and grab your Fray Check (or superglue).
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Put the tiniest bit on the ends of your ribbons...
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...and you're done!
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Now tie them in that cutie's hair...
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...and let her frolic outside in the leaves!
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{once they start falling!}

Happy Crafting!
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3 comments:

Meredith said...

SO CUTE!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the hair bows! I can't wait to see what x-mas projects you whip up this year-I loved the PB house you did last year.

Here's a blog you might like:
http://www.soulemama.com/
A little hippy, crafty mama from Portland, Maine-I love her projects and photos.

Let me know if you have any good blogs to pass along, I'm always on the hunt!

~Dina

Bekah said...

Those are ADORABLE! Can't wait to keep reading and see what other crafty things you do!