Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wire Bow DIY

I'm always looking for fun hair accessories to add to my collection.  Here's a quick little wire bow DIY project to add a little flair to pony tails, buns, and braids!


Supplies needed:  pretty fabric (thanks, Alexa!), wire, wire cutters, and scissors


Step 1:  cut out a length of fabric (mine was 13 inches).  You can make it as long or short as you'd like.


Step 2:  sew around the edges of the fabric (make sure the fabric is turned inside out, or printed side down) leaving a small hole unsewn.


Step 3:  take a length of wire that is double the size of your fabric (mine was 26 inches).  Twist the ends together and fold down.


Step 4:  flip the fabric right-side-out and slide the wire inside.  Stitch up the opening and you are done!


I love quick DIY projects and this one doesn't disappoint.  I'm pretty sure it took me all of 10 or 15 minutes to create something totally fun to wear!


Happy crafting!

55 comments:

  1. This is so cute, Katie! <3 You always have the best hair accessories - I'm so excited to be able to make them too!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

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  2. Love it!!! Can't wait to make one!

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  3. I love this! What a great idea for fabric leftovers--

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  4. I've been wanting to do this myself for a while now, but I wasn't sure if the wire would slip. Thanks for the extra motivation!

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  5. This is really pretty. You could pop it around your wrist too! Lovely xxx

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  6. What a cute idea! I'll have to try it soon :)

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  7. brilliant. Making these as soon as I get the chance!! ;)

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  8. This is so cute! It's perfect for summer. I need something to put my hair up with. I love it. Thank you!

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  9. I am making these stat. I love this idea.

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  10. That's cute! I've made a wire hair bow before too, but this version is cuter!

    -Kate

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  11. this is really sweet and so easy to do...have to make my own, thank you for the idea :)

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  12. gorgeous and simple enough for even me to sew! thanks katie :)

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  13. Such an simple and cute idea, i love it.

    Zoe
    http://gypsiesister.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I love this idea, it is such a sweet hair accessory.

    Natasha x
    thenightiswild.blogspot.com

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  15. This is so cute!

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  16. So cute! I'm going to try this...TFS.


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  17. Ohhh I love what you've done with the fabric, it's super pretty! I may even have to try this myself.

    Sincerely, Alexa x

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  18. That's adorable! I can't wait to try it~

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  19. That is a really cute idea and it could work great for so many projects. Thank you for sharing!

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  20. That's so addorable, you always come up with nice ideas Katie ;)

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  21. I love your hair color! Is it naturally red?

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  22. This DIY is great! Btw, I love the blog re-design.

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  23. That would be perfect for my hair! It is constantly slipping out of scarfs if they aren't tight enough.

    - Angela Marie @ http://sunkissedivory.blogspot.com

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  24. Aren't you smart! I never would have thought of something so simple and cutesy! This is why I love other bloggers who DIY as I can never come up with things like this!

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  25. I must make one of these ASAP! So cute!!

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  26. I just made this! except I expanded it into a longer headband for my little sister, who was longing for something similar to this. http://www.modcloth.com/shop/hairaccessories/headband-meeting-headband
    this tutorial was so helpful, thanks for posting!

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  27. Very cute! I'll have to try this.

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  28. Looks funny!! Thanks for sharing!
    x

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  29. thanks for sharing, my daughter has been asking me to make this for her :)

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  30. Adorable! Thanks for the tutorial. :o)

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  31. your blog is so lovely! I share lots of DIYs in my blog too!
    might just make this one soon! haha

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  32. Neat to bad I have no sewing skills.

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  33. What a cute idea! You look adorable!

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  34. Super cute. These would make great gifts.

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  35. It looks fantastic on you! Such a simple but wonderful idea!

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  36. OMG. i had surgery on my thumb last week and have been trying to figure out how to pull my hair back with one hand. by george, i think i've found it!! :)

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  37. I look great. I love that idea...chilling and simple!

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  38. This is a lovely way to look good on a day I don't wash my hair. The will distract everyone from the messiness. Thanks!

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  40. How cute! I'm in love with that floral! Where did you get it?

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  41. It's so cute, thank you for sharing, I'll try it soon!

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  42. Replies
    1. Adorable and easy. My favorite kind of craft. ^.^

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  43. I tried this DIY and I LOVE it! It's so perfect for the summertime when my hair will be ain topknot most of the time! Now I have something to spruce it up :D Thanks so much for sharing!

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  44. did you use 2 pieces of fabric or one ?

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  45. Going to the store right meow to pick up some wire.
    And i just so happen to have stumbled upon the same exact material you're using.
    You're super cute, thanks for the tip :)

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  46. This was so easy!! I am SO GLAD I didn't spend the $14 on the American Apparel one : ) Thanks!

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