Saturday, April 6, 2019

Easy Easter Bunny Hair Bow Tutorial

Now that I have a little girl, I realized I will quickly go bankrupt if I buy every adorable boutique hair bow that I come across! I just can't help myself - especially thanks to Etsy and Pinterest. So in order to save a few dollars and have the perfect hair accessory for every occasion, I decided to learn how to make hair bows for my daughter.

I stumbled across a very easy tutorial over at The Ribbon Retreat's fabulous blog. I loved the results but made a few changes to fit my vision. Here is my tutorial, showing the tweaks that I made to The Ribbon Retreat's design. Enjoy!

Here are the materials you will need:
Satiny ribbon (any color) - One 8 inch piece, Two 3 1/2 inch pieces and One 2 1/2 inch piece
3/8 grosgrain ribbon (any color) - One 5 1/2 inch piece, two 3 1/2 inch pieces and One 2 1/2 inch piece and One 2 inch piece
Alligator clip
Googly eyes
Rhinestone (for nose - any color)
Hot glue gun
Lighter (to seal ends of ribbons)

Step 1: To make ears, glue one end of 3 1/2 inch satiny ribbon to one end of the 3 1/2 inch grosgrain ribbon. Make a loop (as shown) and then glue the other ends of the ribbon together. If you glue both ends before making a loop, the ribbon might bunch up. Repeat for second ear.

Step 2: To make the bunny's belly, glue one end of 2 1/2 inch satiny ribbon to end of 2 1/2 inch grosgrain ribbon strip. Make a loop as shown with satiny ribbon on top. Then glue other ends of ribbon together.

Step 3: Using the 5 1/2 inch strip of grosgrain ribbon, make a figure 8. Glue the ends together and glue center to make the two circles. Make sure smaller top circle folds down to make the bunny's face.

Step 4: Take 8 inch strip of satiny ribbon and tie a tiny bow. Trim off the ends to desired length. It is important to use the lighter to heat seal the ends of your bow.

Step 5: Flip over the body of the bunny and glue on the ears and the belly.

Step 6: Flip over the bunny so it is facing upright. Glue on the bow at the neck.

Step 7: Take shortest piece of grosgrain ribbon (any color) and hot glue it to the top of your alligator clip.

Step 8: Decorate the face of your bunny. I used tiny googly eyes and a pink rhinestone to create the nose. Then glue the bunny to your covered hair clip.

Hoppy Easter!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Personalized Baby Shower Welcome Sign

Looking for a cute sign to welcome guests to your baby shower?

Visit Weddings by Susan on Etsy to order your personalized printable Welcome sign from my Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby Shower collection. I can make this sign in any color and in any size!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Personalized Baby Shower Welcome Sign - Any Size - Midnight Blue Gold Glitter - Features Mom's Name

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Handmade Valentine's Day Greeting Card Ideas

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Wouldn't it be sweet to send handmade Valentine's Day cards to your friends and loved ones?

If you're like me, you have more card stock and embellishments than you know what to do with. I whipped up these handmade cards using assorted supplies and ribbon in my stash. I hope these inspire you to create sweet Valentine's of your own!