DIY 1: hair bows

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It’s almost Valentines Day and I say- out with the cheesy gifts and in with the DIY! Unfortunately the next Davis Flea Market isn’t until after V-Day…but have no fear, there are plenty of crafty opportunities for you to impress your darlin’ dearests. After our recent Secret Santa success, my housemates and I have planned for a Valentines Day Secret Lover’s exchange. Now nothing says “I love you” like the calendar I just ordered from Amazon that’s filled with scantily clad Scandinavian men, but I figured I could pair that with a little DIY hair bow to really make the most smashing V-Day gift this apartment has ever seen!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Needle & thread, hair ties, cloth (something more rigid, like felt), a scissor and add-ons…I used an old button from a long lost jacket and a little mexican worry doll that my mom used to make barretts for me out of.

Steps 1 & 2: cut pieces and sew bow:

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1. Cut out cloth pieces  feel free to play around with shapes and sizes to create different style bows.

2. First sew the longest piece into a loop and then sew on the bow tails from the side where the seam is (this will be the back of the bow).

Steps 3 & 4:

Screen shot 2013-02-05 at 9.29.55 AM3. Sew add-on (ie: button) onto the piece that will cinch the bow.

4. Sew the rectangular piece of cloth with the add-on around the bow, making sure to enclose the hair tie within the loop.

Wahlah!

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Happy crafting!

I’ll be selling some of these little guys at the next Davis Flea Market…February 24th in Central Park, 11-3, check it out!

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