Today I am sharing a hair bow holder that I created for my girls along with a few handmade bows. My friend Kristi makes adorable bows (you can find her website here: http://bcouturebows.blogspot.com/ And she told me they are so easy to make that I should make some for my girls....well....she was right! These are only my first few attempts but I think they turned out pretty cute!
I picked up a wooden plaque from Hobby Lobby and just altered it a bit with some alcohol ink. I had some off white lace that I wanted to use and wanted it to blend in so I used some alcohol ink on it and it magically turned into the perfect color that I needed (I love alcohol ink!) I then clipped out a section of an old dictionary that I picked up from a rummage sale. The selection are the words "beautiful", "beauty", "beautify". I then inked up my Peachy Keen Laughy Taffy faces and stamped some faces in the background. Then, with a few embellishments and some ribbons to hold the bows; my holder was complete.
Now to make the bows.....pretty simple! I found this website while searching for some good tips. She has some great tutorials! Make Hair Bows and More
Just a little ribbon, some fun brads, some thread and some hot glue, and some alligator clips...and voila....cute hair bows.
For this cute bow I cut a paper doll and some clothes using some clear acrylic sheets and the Paper Doll Dress up cricut cartridge. I painted with some acrylic paints and added a cute face stamp from Peachy Keen Stamp set Everyday Character faces. The hair is just some doll hair I picked up earlier this summer with this project in mind.
I hope you enjoy my project for today! Please come back tomorrow for my last day as PKS guest designer. I am so excited about tomorrows project! (Hint: fire up your Gypsy if you have one ;) )
Don't forget to leave a comment on this post as well as over on my post over at the Peachy Keen Stamps blog for your chance to win the Wide Eyed Kids stamp set sponsored by Peachy Keen Stamps!