BABY TIME Guest Post–Hair Bow Bouquets & a GIVEAWAY!

Note: Read all the way to the end for a fun giveaway!


Hello to all of Kendra’s readers! My name is Heather, and I am a mom of three, a stepmom of two, and the wife of one great guy. I am fairly new to the blogging world, but not to the crafting world. I’ve been making hair bows and clips for about six years now, and have a little business called Lulu and Junebug. To say that I am honored to post at My Insanity would be a major understatement. Kendra’s blog is one of my daily reads – she has such a knack for finding the best projects and inspiration in blogland, and she is so creative, even with three kids and another on the way! So, when Kendra asked me to be a guest blogger, I may or may not have squealed out loud {just a little bit}.
Today I’m going to share one of my favorite baby girl shower gifts – a hair bow bouquet. When I bring these to baby showers, everyone goes crazy over them! I am all about presentation when it comes to gifts, and this is just about the cutest way to spoil a new baby girl (and a mom to be) that I can think of. The great thing about this gift is that it can be used as a hair bow holder once the shower is over. I try to coordinate the gift to the colors or theme of the nursery. Even if you don’t know how to make your own hair bows, you can still pull this off. This project is so quick and easy, and can be made with things you might already have in your stash.
Here is what you need:
- Small bucket, pot, or other container of your choice (for this tutorial, I used a little galvanized bucket from the Target Dollar Spot)
- Floral foam
- Wooden skewers
- Hair bows and clips, either handmade or purchased (basic hair bows can be purchased from Target, Walmart, and many other retailers, or on Etsy or Ebay)
- Hot glue gun
- Scissors
- 3/8 inch ribbon in coordinating colors (I chose a sweet red, pink, and aqua color scheme for this bouquet)
- Paper shreds (I purchase mine from the Dollar Tree)
- Ribbon/fabric/other embellishments (optional)
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Now that you have gathered your materials, let’s get started!
1) Cut your floral foam to size, and insert into your container.
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2) Next, using a small amount of hot glue, you will wrap and attach your 3/8 inch ribbon to your wooden skewers. Glue the top and wrap around the skewer about 3/4 of the way down, covering the wood completely. Put a few dabs of hot glue on the way down to secure the ribbon. You will use as many skewers as you need to hold the number of hair bows you are working with. I normally put 2-3 hair bows/clips on each skewer. I think it is best to use an odd number of skewers, but do what looks best to you.
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3) Push your skewers down into the floral foam and arrange them in a way that looks pleasing to you. Depending on the size of your container, you might need to cut or break off the ends of the skewers. In this example, I am using a fairly small bucket, so I had to cut off about two inches from my skewers before I put them into the foam.
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4) Now for the fun part! Clip your hair bows, clips and flowers on to the skewers. There is no right or wrong way to do this – just do what looks good to you. Once you have the clips placed on the skewers, cover the floral foam with your paper shreds. It’s starting to look pretty cute, huh?
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5) This next step is optional, but I simply can’t help myself from embellishing the heck out of these things! For this example, I simply took extra ribbon, tulle and leftover fabric in coordinating colors and tied them on to the bucket handle. I then hot glued ribbon to a clothespin, and used some paper and a chipboard letter to make a cute little monogrammed tag. Ahh, so sweet!
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I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial, and that I have inspired you to go make your own bow bouquet! Although they are the *perfect* baby shower gift, they also make a wonderful gift for older girls. I’ll close out with a few examples of bouquets I’ve made in the past – have fun creating one of your own! I just want to give another huge thanks to Kendra for having me today!
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GIVEAWAY:

Kendra here! Heather let me know that she would be willing to giveaway the beautiful bow bouquet she made for the tutorial! Lucky you! She will change out the monogrammed tag for the winner.

All you have to do is leave a comment, either about your favorite hairbows here, or your favorite gift to take to a shower! That’s it! If I am in a position to, I’ll pick a winner next week, so leave your comments before midnight on Monday, May 10!

Thanks Heather!

Comments

  1. michelle says:

    that is such a clever idea! and who doesn't LOVE bows for their little ladies!! I have recently started "making" bows for my little one…still learning, but I did manage a "corker." Is there a place to learn how to make the bows?

  2. dimpleprints says:

    Darling idea!! Seems like all boy babies lately for friends/family, but my daughter could definately use some new hair bow as I just cleaned out & got rid of all the old ones. Thanks, Carli

  3. Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely says:

    That is SUCH a cute idea!! I love the BOW-quet she did for the tute. Audrey has lots of clothes in those colors and hair that is always in her eyes now, so we could use them. ;) Congratulations, again, on the little man!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is such a cute idea with endless possibilities!!!! I love making hair bows for my granddaughters. They would love this!!–Vickie
    vikijoh47@hotmail.com

  5. Crazy Conley Clan says:

    so cute! We have a birthday girl coming up in about 2 weeks, this would be perfect! My favorite gift to bring to a shower is books! It's amazing how early the little guys love them!

  6. melifaif says:

    I usually do a cute diaper cake. If I could make bows, I would so start using this idea. Very cute. I have a lil one with a WHOLE LOTTA RED CURLZ!!!! I could use this set like nobody's business!!!! Thanks for the chance. Fingers crossed.

  7. Melissa says:

    I love taking homemade burpcloths. I love these hair bows!

  8. Anonymous says:

    i would love to win this for a cousin…she just found out last week that she's having a girl
    thanks!
    sarah
    smatti78@yahoo.com

  9. So cute, I have three girls that these bows would be put to good use for! I love the diaper cakes, so cute and practical!

  10. annaliese says:

    what a wonderful shower gift! so clever–I am absolutely going to be making one of these!! thank you for such a great suggestion!!!

  11. Mama's Boys says:

    Great idea (love the little strawberry clip)! And if I won, she wouldn't even have to change out the monogram! :-)

  12. Kristin says:

    This is such a great gift idea! I really like the Fourth of July one.

  13. Josh and Emily says:

    I learned to make girl hair bows when I was 13. I haven't made any since but should try again now that I have my first baby girl. I have a friend who makes slings and nursing covers. I love mine so much I asked her to make a sling for a shower I have coming up.

  14. JOYfilled Family says:

    love hari bows for birthday girls of all ages. i like to give anything personalized.

    lena

  15. Brandon says:

    Just found your blog…really cute stuff! I love flower hair bows. I think they are really fun and cute.

    sorry posts hubby's name

    aldwedgi@hotmail.com

  16. I LOVE bows! I find such cute bows in the weirdest places. Grocery stores can be a good one. And this will officially be my shower gift. I am a poor student's wife and this would be a hit. I think I might start taking it to first year birthday parties too.

  17. Genevieve says:

    I mean, COME ON!!! How insanely SWEET are these?!!! What an original gift idea! Thx for the share! LOVE IT!

  18. Anonymous says:

    I love to make diaper cakes. This hair bow bouquet is the cutest idea . I think it would make a great centerpiece for a baby shower also. Thanks,
    Angela
    ahorne_37813@yahoo.com

  19. WOW, I thought using hairbows to decorate wrapped packages was a good idea but AS THE GIFT!!! I LOVE IT!!!

  20. Natalie says:

    I love your hair bows. They are so cute. My favorite gift is something personalized. Burb cloth with a name, something that matches the room theme, or anything handmade.
    Natalie
    natnat97@hotmail.com

  21. Chef Tess says:

    Way toooooo cute! I don't have any girls, so baby showers are the only time I get to be creative…usually a mom and daughter matching aprons or chef hats along with a few freezer meals for the mom to use until baby gets old enough to use the apron. Love this bow idea though!

  22. Jessica says:

    I love all of the bows! I've got 2 girls and another on the way, so we love bows… too bad I am not great on making them myself.

  23. I love making hair bows and this is a fabulous way to present them. I wish I knew how to get the pinwheel bows down… I struggle with those!

  24. Brandy Webb says:

    I love the hairbows in the tutorial… They are such fun colors for spring! I know what I'm taking to my next baby girl shower :)

    webb3747@yahoo.com

  25. Love the bows! It makes such a festive and fun shower gift! I have two grandbabies on the way: one is a boy but we're hoping the other is a girl!

  26. The Noonan's says:

    I love bows on my daughter and her favorite color this week is "green with pink". What a great idea for a gift!

  27. I love, love, love it!!! Wish I had an imagination that you two ladies have!!!

  28. Christine says:

    Such a cute idea! I have been doing diaper cakes for awhile now and may have to give this a try. Very creative Heather!

  29. Harmony says:

    Cutest thing ever. I have three girls and this would be so cute for their bathroom.

  30. Julie Bannister says:

    I love all your hairbows Heather! Lily Anne is one of your biggest fans and wonders why I haven't commissioned you for a bow yet! Thanks for introducing me to this blog (so cute!).

    iloveblogcontests@gmail.com

  31. I love the patriotic hairbows they are so cute! My daughter loves the turkey hairbow you made for her a few years ago. What a cute idea!

  32. Nykreim says:

    I love this idea!!! This is my new favorite shower idea!

  33. Daintry says:

    What a great idea!! I love all the bows! My fav thing for a shower gift is a pamper package for Mom.

  34. Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good says:

    This is so adorable! I am pregnant right now and i am just loving all these cute ideas. I love personalized gifts like monogrammed burp cloths and I always put a board book for dad in the gifts. They need something too!

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  36. Amanda says:

    Hether, this is so darling! Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway…my Charlotte would LOVE this!

  37. JillAileenJones says:

    Really cute idea-I decorate paint buckets for different holidays like Halloween, Easter, Christmas and Baby showers. This would be such a cute idea to do in one of those buckets. Really nice.
    I have joined on and enjoyed reading your blog so far.
    Congrats. on the new bundle of joy too.
    I like to try and be crafty-I am having a giveaway at my blog right now on some of the things I make.
    Come check it out.
    Blessings
    Jill

  38. Christy says:

    It is always nice when people share the "how to's". I think your bow bouquets are so adorable. I have 2 girls. My littlest one's hair is still baby fine, so bows don't always stay. Do you make bows for infant/toddlers with fine hair? I also wanted to day I love the name of your business. Good luck with all your future endeavors.

  39. The Canady Family says:

    I love all of the hairbows! This is a great baby shower idea!

  40. Party Flair says:

    I love, love, love this idea! The valentine bow bouquet is ADORABLE! I would love to use these as centerpieces at a shower.

  41. Becky Jean says:

    Wow…Super adorable! I would flip if I got one of these as a gift! I will be making these for all of the little girls I know…Thanks for sharing. Blessings to you and yours!

  42. The Johnson Scoop says:

    Very cool! Definitely going to have to remember this! I especially love the flower bow with the button center. Does she have a hair bow making tutorial somewhere too??

  43. I love giving unique and personalized gifts to a new mom. I often make homemade gifts for my friends and family; I think it adds that extra touch that says I love you so much I used my time to make this for you and your new little one. This would be a perfect thing to win; my cousin is having her first baby next month and it's a GIRL!!!!

  44. Shannon Rodriguez says:

    We want tutorials for hair bows. My friend is having a girl (she already has 2 boys) and her shower is this month. I was planning on giving her a bunch of bows. This idea is perfect!!

  45. Roberta says:

    What a darling gift idea. I'd love to learn to make hair bows.
    When I spent more time sewing I liked to give homemade snuggly soft flannel blankets, with satin ribbon binding, or a set of burp clothes. Lately I have been going the practical route and giving disposable diapers and wipes. :)

  46. This has to be the cutest idea ever. I have 4 baby showers coming up I’m gonna have to try this:). I make my daughters bows all the time. Never thought to do it as a gift

  47. I LOVE this!! I am working on this project right now!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  48. Kelly Sugarman says:

    I would love to try this myself maybe like a clip for every holiday or maybe all gerber daisies but how would I attach the ones on headbands?

  49. these are the prettiest gift ideas and could also use for table decorations ….love love love them ..all the bows are just darling could not just pick one …thanks for posting …..such a wonderful idea and creative way to display bows and gift ideas …. Kathys Kreations …..

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