Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bow Ring DIY

This is a fun and easy way to make any outfit a little more fun. You can also use store bought bows to make this project even easier.

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Bow Ring DIY

Supplies:

Some material
Glue (I used hot glue)
Needle and thread
Ring

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Directions:
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1. Cut out two strips of fabric. (Use a piece of painters tape as a guide if you want it to be straight.) Your bow will be half the size of the strip you cut so the length is really up to you. I prefer mine on the large side.

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2. Cut the corners off of both sides. This will get rid of some of the excess fabric and make the bow lie more smoothly. It doesn’t have to be perfect since you won’t see it.

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3. Put a small bit of glue in the center and fold both sides to meet in the middle. You’re gonna want to be careful with the amount of glue you use since hot glue is really rigid when it dries and can make it difficult to get your bow shaped properly. Then glue your folded piece to the center of your other strip of fabric.

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4. Pinch your strip into a bow shape. If you want you can place little dabs of glue into the folds on both the front and back to hold it in place. Since my bow is a bit bigger, I used a needle and thread instead. This just gives me more flexibility. Do whatever you want. Then you’ll want to run a small line of glue down the center of the smaller strip and wrap it around the bow.

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5. Cut your second strip of fabric into points or just straight lines. Whatever you want.

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6. Now at this point you can do a few different things. You can use a ring you already own, use a craft ring like I use, or make your own ring base out of more fabric and sewing it to fit.

I used a craft ring I got on ebay. Since I don't like the way the round piece makes the bow stick up, I just took it off by bending it back and forth.

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7. Attach your bow to your ring base. I used a piece of fabric to make it more secure (I had a bit of a problem so please ignore all the glue).

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And there you have it!

3 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I love wearing rings! I'm going to see about getting a bunch of ring bases so I can make my own!

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  2. I hope you do! The ring bases I bought kind of suck. I think they're kid sized or something. Hopefully I can find some better ones.

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  3. Love this idea! {thank you for sharing}

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