On Friday I professed my love of all things felt and shared how to make these flowers. Today, I am going to share how to make felt bows.
These are perfect for a wreath, at the waistline of a baby sack (I must share a picture of that one day, adorable!), or simply as a hairbow. I also love them layered on the felt flowers.
You can make these in any size. I love them itty bitty “glued” to a baby’s little bald head. Or oversized and covered in fabric, like I used on this wreath.
Here’s how you can make one too:
Hot Glue Gun
1. Cut 2 strips of equal width and length. (These strips were an 1.5 inches in width)
2. To determine the length of your bow, (do you want it long and narrow, or shorter and wider looking?) Fold you strip like the picture below to get an idea of size. I wanted this one shorter, so I trimmed off tabout an inch from the end of one strip.
See, this was a little longer than I wanted.
Trimmed and perfect.
3. Fold your strip in half, put hot glue on the crease, fold both ends to the center, and gently press into hot glue.
4. Pinch your felt to create a “bow” shape. Put dots of hot glue inbetween the folds to hold it together. 2 dots on the front side, one on the back.
5. Determine the length of the back strip. Trim. And cut triangles to form the ends of your bow.
6. Repeat step 4 on back strip.
7. Stack the bow on the back strip, hot glue together.
8. From the access felt cut a strip for the center of bow. Hot glue on top center. Pulling tightly, glue the ends to the back. Trim if needed.
And you are done. Phew. It really is easy! Don’t let all the pictures, and seemingly large number of steps scare you.
Let me know if there any questions!