Whether you want a hair accessory to match your work suit, matching bows for bridesmaids in your wedding party or a way to keep hair out of your daughter's eyes, daisy hair bows fit the bill. Instead of spending money on a boutique bow, make your own. Making a fabric daisy bow at home allows you customize the color and size of the bow to fit your needs, while saving you money.
The Fabric Daisy
Cut five pieces of fabric -- any color -- into 2-inch squares. Fold the squares in half on the diagonal to create five triangles.
Tie a knot at the end of a piece of thread in a color that coordinates with your fabric choice. Sew along the open edges of a triangle using a baste stitch. Leave the other end of the string unknotted; trim it to 1 inch from the end of the fabric. Repeat the process with the other four triangles.
Pull the loose end of string in each triangle to gather the sewn edges of the triangles. This creates five rounded petals.
Feed a needle threaded with a 12-inch piece of coordinating thread through the gathered bottoms of the five petals to create a petal chain. Slide the petals towards each other, leaving a 1/2-inch space between them.
Pass the needle through the first petal a second time. Hold the loose end of the thread and pull the needle end of the thread. As you pull, the petals will gather in the center, creating a daisy shape. Pass the needle and thread through the center of the flower four to five times to secure it. Cut the excess thread.
Apply hot glue to the center of the flower. Press a 1-inch button into the hot glue to create the daisy center.
Hot glue the back of the daisy to a green ribbon-covered alligator clip.
Covering Alligator Clips
Cut a 6-inch piece of grosgrain ribbon. Pass the cut ends through a candle flame to melt the ends.
Apply hot glue to the inside of the angled arm of an alligator clip by squeezing the pressure plate to open it. Press the end of the grosgrain ribbon into the hot glue, putting the ribbon flush against the spring-hinge. Close the clip to adhere the glue to the ribbon.
Apply hot glue the top of the angled arm. Bring the ribbon up over the end of the clip and press it into the glue. Wait 45 seconds and then smooth the ribbon with your finger. Smoothing the ribbon sooner may result in burns.
Apply hot glue to the back of the clip where the pressure plate is. Press the ribbon to the inside of the pressure plate.
Trim off the excess ribbon.
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