It was our first day back at school today.. first day ever for Cyan!
The school colour is green, which I love..
I had bought hair clips, and a whole selection of lovely ribbons in green and white.. gingham, striped, polka dots, organza..
The ribbons are all from craftyribbons.com
I am planning to craft a hair accessory each night this week, to go with Cyan’s uniform..
Tonight I decided to add some bows to the hair clips.. so on Monday we have..
You will need:
Assortment of lovely ribbons (see above!)
Fray-check or craft glue
Take a length of ribbon, about 8" worked out well with the 10mm ribbon..
(For wider ribbon you would need a slightly longer length, for narrow ribbon slightly shorter.)
Snap the hair clip onto the centre of the ribbon length..
Tie in a knot, twice, pulling tight each time, this means the bows can slip on and off the clips later..
Tie bows, according to this method for simple bows on the crafty ribbons blog.. keep adjusting and pulling tighter until bows look the right size and shape, then trim the ends with sharp scissors..
I fray-checked the ends and also added a dab of glue under the bow knot, top and bottom..
I made five pairs of bows with different ribbons..
They can all be swapped onto different clips..
They turned out so cute and they are really so simple to make – I think I may have to do more in non-school colours, I have a HUGE stash of ribbons and Cyan has LOADS of hair clips which we could slip bows onto..
Why don’t you make some really simple interchangeable hair clip bows..
After all the comments on the uniform, I added this photo crop where you can see the detail on this dress more clearly – it really is a lovely one (click photos to enlarge). Gingham dresses in the school colour are standard summer uniform for girls here, you can buy them from a variety of retailers and the style does vary a lot. This particular dress is one my mum picked up in a charity shop a couple of years back and we’ve been saving it for when Cyan started school.