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Tulle Bow Headband: A Recycled Craft

I love when I can make a craft for practically free. I love it even more when I can make a craft for practically free while recycling materials. Know what puts the icing on the cake? When I can make a craft for practically free while recycling materials and it is actually useful. Today’s Tulle Bow Headband fits all of the above, so I’m super excited to be sharing it today!

How to make a Tulle Bow Headband

Supplies:

  • Any ol’ headband that can be deconstructed to only the headband portion
  • Ribbon (I used ribbon that I had received on a gift package)
  • Tulle scraps (I had a strip from another project that I had saved)
  • Bowdabra bow wire
  • Mini bowdabra
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

My headband is a New Year’s Eve leftover. I had quite a few of these left so don’t be surprised if my Mini Bowdabra makes over them all!

How to make a bow

Strip everything off of the headband frame. Wrap the ribbon around the headband frame, using the hot glue gun to secure the ends.

How to make bows

Set the headband aside.

Place a strip of bow wire in the Mini Bowdabra.

Mini Bowdabra bow making tool

Insert a piece of tulle in the center. My piece was approximately three inches by 12 inches. The larger the size, the bigger the bow.

How to make a tulle bow

Use the scrunching tool to push the tulle down. Bring up the bow wire and use it to secure the tulle.  Fluff the tulle to look like the bow that you desire.

How to make a professional bow

Hot glue the bow to the headband.

How to make a bow out of ribbon

All done and ready for spring!

Melanie is a craft designer, baker, seamstress, and mom of triplets plus one. You can find her at ItHappensinaBlink.com, a space where she shares crafts, DIY projects, and recipes that can be completed in less time with fewer supplies. Occasionally, she’ll share a glimpse into her life as a mom of wild triplet toddler boys.

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