Rain{bow} Tutorial + Printable

We’re sharing a tutorial and printable for one of our favorite EASY hairbows for the darling girls in your life… The “mini” felt bow.
Aren’t they cute?
We started making these bows about a year ago when we found this awesome tutorial from Natty By Design. {You may also remember them from my Kite Wall Art.}
Ever since, I have wanted to make them for my little girl {who is just getting enough hair to wear ponytails!} In order to get the shape and size I wanted for these “mini” bows, I needed to start from scratch and make my own pattern. Here’s what I came up with:

Once you have your pattern printed and cut out, these are the other materials you’ll need:
  • felt {in desired colors}
  • scissors
  • 2 pins
  • hot glue
  • mini bobby pins

Here’s what I did:

{1} Pin the paper pattern to felt {2} Cut out all your bow shapes and a small strip of each color for the “center” of the bow {3} Fold the ends together, (one will slightly overlap the other) and {4} glue them together {5} Pinch center of the bow together, then {6} wrap the small piece around the center and pull tight. {7} Use the bobby pin to hold it together on the back of the bow. (This works great to keep it tight around the center until you are ready to glue!) Carefully glue the center piece down and trim any excess felt. Then (leaving the bobby pin in place), add a small drop of glue to the back of the bobby pin on each side to secure it to the felt. {8} Your “mini” felt bow is finished! And it’s dang cute!! These are so easy, anyone can make them, I promise :)

Nat came up with the idea to make a set of these bows for her niece’s 1st birthday, and thought it would be cute to do a rainbow of bows! She’s so creative! Here are the colors we used:

Look how darling they turned out in our rain{bow} packaging… we just used a gallon size Ziploc bag, trimmed it on one side, and attached the tag folded over the edge with a stapler. Easy!
Here is the printable tag for all of you! 
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  1. says

    Oh my! These are great!

    We would LOVE for you to stop over and link up this awesome idea in our Crafty Saturday Showcase. The Showcase runs Saturday through Thursday. Then our Designers will pick their top linked up picks and feature them on Friday! Stop over and join in the fun! We have a linky for crafty bloggers and ETSY/Business Bloggers, too!

    Have a super weekend,


  2. says

    LOVE this. My daughter is having a rainbow themed birthday party and this will make a great favor for her little friends. Thank you so much for the awesome printable tag and tutorial. I’m wondering where you found the packaging though? Thanks so much!


  1. […] The kids got to take home some super sweet rainbow swag, including rainDOUGH and rainBOWS.  I used Homemade by Jill’s recipe for the play dough.  Though if you are going to make big ‘ole batches of it, I would suggest adding the color to the water when you heat it up at the beginning of the process, not when you kneed it in.  It is about seven million times easier.  They were then packaged in these awesome little plastic containers from the Dollar Store (I think eight for a dollar).  The rainBOWS were an inspiration from the lovely ladies at My Sister’s Suitcase. […]

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