Wizard of Oz Gingham Hair-Bow

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Upon growing up in a small town in Kansas, The Wizard of Oz was watched a lot at our house. In saying that, any time I see gingham it always reminds me of Dorothy’s dress. So today I put together a cute, easy Dorothy/Toto themed hair-bow that will look absolutely adorable on any little girl.  

Supplies Needed:

Step 1: Take your grosgrain ribbon and your gingham ribbon and measure one 8 inch piece from each color. So you will end up with three eight inch pieces of ribbon. Heat seal all ends.

Step 2: Line both pieces of the gingham ribbon with a strip of double sided sticky tape. Using the tape allows for a smoother, flawless finish. If you were to use glue from your glue gun you would be able to see the glue through the ribbon and it would look tacky.

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Step 3: Peel the paper backing off of the tape and apply the gingham to the middle of the grosgrain ribbon.

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Step 4: Fold the ribbon in half and lay the ribbon gingham side down.

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Step 5: Run a strip of glue down the center crease that you made and fold both ends in to the middle.

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Step 6: Using the seam from joining the ends, fold the center of the ribbon by using the accordion folding method.

bow-part-2Step 7: Apply glue into the center of the ribbon, and also in the folds on the back to hold the fold in place.

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Repeat steps 2 through 7 for both pieces of 1 1/2″ grosgrain ribbon.

Step 8: Once both bows are made take and fit them together by holding the centers together.

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Step 9: Now take the needle and thread and run a simple stitch through the center. Then wrap the thread around the center of the bow a few times and tie off in the back.

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Step 10: Cut three pieces of the korker ribbon at three inches long. Then run the needle through the center of all three pieces of korker and wrap the thread around once and tie off.

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Step 11: Glue the korker piece to the center of the bow, then cut about a 1 1/2″ piece of additional korker and glue this around the center of the bow.

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Step 12: Apply glue along the top of the alligator clip and place it on the back of the bow.

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Step 13:Place glue in the center of your bow and then place your resin in the center, and your are done!

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Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! 🙂

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