Contributor Post by Danielle at Korker Krazy
Make Fourth of July Rhinestone Bows!
Hi! Danielle here from Korker Krazy! I have had this rhinestone mesh for months and finally found an adorable idea to use it for! These bows are simple yet sparkly and gorgeous! A perfect bow for a holiday like the Fourth of July!
Supplies Needed: Rhinestone Mesh Needle & Thread Hot Glue Gun & Glue Felt Ponytail Elastic or Alligator Clip Resin Embellishment (optional) Scissors or Rotary Cutter
Step 1: Cut your mesh to the size you want. Make sure you double the measurement. We are going to fold the mesh in half so if you cut a 6" strip you will have approximately a 3" bow. I cut my pieces at 8". You will also need a smaller strip of mesh to wrap around the center of your bow.
Step 2: Fold your mesh in half. Then, glue the two open ends together. You don't need a lot of glue for this part!
Step 3: Center your mesh - We want the two ends that are glued together to be in the center of the bow.
Step 4: Make a two fold crease in the center of your bow and wrap with thread. I'm using embroidery thread because it has a stronger hold. Wrap the thread around the center of the bow 3-4 times.
Step 5: Pull the thread tightly and tie off the ends.
Step 6: Glue a small piece of felt on the back of the bow - this will help hold the strip of mesh in place.
Step 7: Cut a 2" piece of mesh and glue around the center of the bow. Glue one end to the piece of the felt on the back. Wrap the strip tightly around the front and glue the other end down evenly.
Step 8: Glue your resin embellishment on the front of the bow. I used some rhinestone stars that I had. For a better hold you can also put a small piece of felt on the bottom of the resin before gluing.
Step 9: Finish the back of the bow with a ponytail elastic or alligator clip. Ponytail Elastic: Hot glue the hair elastic to the back of the bow, secure with a small piece of 3/8" ribbon. Alligator Clip: Line your alligator clip with matching ribbon and hot glue to the back of the bow.
I love the way these turned out! You can experiment with the sizing of the bows by using different widths of rhinestone mesh and changing the length!
I'd love to see your creations in the comments below!