Patriotic Firecracker Bow Tutorial

Patriotic Firecracker Bow DIY Tutorial

Finished

Materials Needed:
Grosgrain Ribbon (I used 3 colors in 3/8” solid and 2 colors in 7/8” polka dot)
Wire Garland of Your Choice
Glitter Tulle (or Regular Tulle)
Lined Double Prong Alligator Clip
Crystal Center Rhinestone Embellishment
String (I used crochet thread)
Scissors (not shown)
Needle and Thread (not Shown)
Glue Gun and Glue Stick (Not Shown)
Lighter (Not Shown)

Materials

Step One:
Start cutting your tulle into 5-6 5” strips. Lay them down in a rotating asterisk kind of pattern as shown below. Then, gather them in the middle, wrap your string around the center, and tie it off to make a bow-looking shape. Clip off the extra ends of your string once you have it secured.

Set this piece aside for now. We’ll come back to it.

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Step Two:
Cut your ribbon into 5.5” lengths. Then, shape the ends of them how you want them to look and use the lighter to seal the ends from fraying. Don’t hold the lighter too close or too long. I set one of mine on fire! Lol.

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Step Three:
Stack your ribbons in crisscross patterns on top of one another. Make sure they all intersect in the center. This is important for the next part. I stacked the smaller width ones on top. Otherwise you won’t see them behind the bigger ones.

Once you have them all stacked together, use your needle and thread to sew a tack stitch in the center to hold them together.

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Step Four:
Cut a couple of strands of your wire garland to about the same length of the ribbons. Add them to your ribbon stack and tack stitch them into your bow as well. Once you feel like everything is tacked together securely, tie the stitch off in the back and clip the needle and extra string away.

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Step Five:
Going back to your tied tulle piece. Pull each of your ends around and out and up and down until you have made a shape that pleases you for the bottom of your bow. Then, using your scissors, trim off the excess length and shape it a bit.

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Step Six:
Squeeze a good glob of glue on the center of your tulle piece where your string is, and place your ribbon piece in the center of the glue. Hold it together for about 30 seconds to let it bond a bit. . I didn’t get a picture of this part. Sorry.

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Step Seven:
Hot glue the crystal center embellishment to the center of the bow (this will hide all of the stitching uglies).

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Step Eight:
Hot glue the lined double prong alligator clip to the back center of the tulle piece.

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Voila! A fantastic hair clip for your patriotic princess, and it can be customized in any colors you like!

Finished

 

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for our 4th of July GIVEAWAY! We’ll be giving away this Firecracker Bow, our Patriotic Headband, and our Patriotic Flip Flops!

Patriotic Peony Flower Headband Tutorial

Patriotic flower headband free DIY tutorial.

4th of July Headband DIYMaterials Needed:
Peony Flower Heads of Your Choice (You could also use daisies or lilies.)
Satin Ribbon Lined Headband
4 Felt Circles
Stapler
Glue Gun and Glue Stick (Not Shown)

Patriotic Flower Headband Supplies
Step One:
Start by Taking all of the flowers apart. Usually the round piece on the back of the stem will just slid out, and then you can pull the stem through the center of the flower and separate it from the rhinestone.

DIY Flower Headband Parts

Step Two:
Take the petals and stack them on top of each other in the order that you desire. Try to line the center holes up together the best you can.pic4

Step Three:
Using the stapler, staple the flower petals together in the center. I had to open my stapler to do this because I have a lot of petals. Also, you will notice that I didn’t get it stapled exactly in the center. Do your best to get it as close to center as possible. You don’t want your staples showing. But, this didn’t end up happening on mine, so you don’t need it to be perfect J.

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Step Four:
Using the hot glue gun, glue your rhinestone to the center of your flower.

DIY Patriotic 4th of July Flower

Step Five:
Now hot glue two of your felt circles to the back of the flower doing your best to center them.

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Step Six:
Squeeze a good line of hot glue down the center of the felt circles on the back of your flower, then stick the flower in the place that you would like it to go on your headband. Try to get it more centered than I did (again!).

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Step Seven:
Now Hot glue two more pieces of felt on the underside of your headband to cover up the two felt circles on the bottom of your flower.

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All done! Super easy, eh? Now you can make them for every outfit in your daughter’s closet!

DIY Patriotic 4th of July Headband

Pink Tutus

Spotlight: Pink Tutus

Pink Tutus

We’re going to spotlight one of our favorite product on the blog—tutus! Who doesn’t love a tutu? They are so fun, frilly, and girly! And, the best part is, ours are low cost and great quality.  Always wholesale, cheap prices.

We have a wide variety of colors available, but we’re going to start off with pink tutus, because let’s face it, pink is the most popular color for girls.  We have a few different variations on pink tutus.

Let’s start off with the three layer ballet tutus. These are the most popular and economical of our pink tutus. These are three layers of beautiful, fluffy tulle. The regular tutus are $2.89 and ribbon lined are just $3.29 each. What a steal!  And, at that low cost, they are perfect for birthday parties, ballet and dance recitals and other performances, Valentine’s Day, Easter, or just for fun!  Just think of all the fun the girls would have at a birthday party.  These would make terrific party favors.

We have neon pink, dark pink, light pink, neon pink with light pink ribbon lining, neon pink with zebra ribbon lining, and dark pink with purple ribbon lining.

There are also three layer glitter tutus available in pink while supplies last. These are on clearance for just $2.99 each, so get them while you can! The pink variations available are hot pink with black glitter hearts,  light pink with hot pink glitter hearts, light pink with light pink glitter hearts, and light pink with hot pink glitter dots.

In the 5-layer tutus, we have neon pink, dark pink and light pink. These tutus are super full and fluffy for that extra bit of girly glam. At just $4.49 each, the full look these provide is well worth it.

We also have older girl/adult tutus available. These tutus are for girls 8+ years. The waist stretches from 17”-34” around, so an adult could easily wear them as well. We have a lot of people order these for color runs, breast cancer awareness events, charity walks, parades, and bachelorette parties. These are very affordable at $3.99 for the regular and $4.49 for the ribbon lined style.

The older girl tutus available in pink are: light pink, light pink ribbon lined, neon pink, neon pink ribbon lined, and  dark pink.

A little tip for solid color tutus without ribbon or sequin trims in the 3 layer, 5 layer, and older girl—these can be cut down with a rotary fabric blade if they are too long for your needs. They can also be layered with other colors for a fun look.

Next up, is our super fun and fancy sequin lined pink tutus. These are just beautiful quality tutus that look great up on stage for dance recitals. They pair wonderfully with our strappy heaven leotards and are available in light pink and hot pink, and our cost is just $7.99!

We also have a variety of tutu dresses and other tutus available in pink. All of your pink tutu needs can be found here on the pink tutus page of our website.  Which pink tutu is your favorite?

Thanks for visiting, and stay tuned for our next tutu spotlight!

Tied Ribbon Tutu Flip Flops Tutorial

Tied Ribbon and Tulle Tutu Flip Flops FREE Tutorial

This tutorial would make a great little activity for girl’s camp, sleepovers, family reunions, birthday parties, etc. They are easy to make, and there is no hot glue to mess with!

DIY Patriotic Flip Flops

Materials Needed:
3 Colors 3/8” Grosgrain Ribbon of Your Choice
3 Colors Tulle of Your Choice
Scissors
Flips Flops

DIY Flip Flop Materials Supplies

**Note**On the ribbon and tulle, this is a great way to use up random bits that you don’t have enough of for anything else. I think I only used 6 strips of each color, if that, on each flip flop.

Step One:
Start by cutting about 6 strips of each color in both the ribbon and the tulle. I cut mine to about 6”, but you can cut to whatever length you feel is long enough to tie onto the straps.

Step Two:
Just start tying the strips onto your flip flop. I did my in a pattern, but it is really not necessary. I did red, white, and blue (in that order). And I alternated between red ribbon, white tulle, blue ribbon or red tulle, white ribbon, blue tulle.

How to make a DIY flip flop

Step Three:
Keep tying ribbons onto your flip flop until you have each strap covered as much as pleases you. Now isn’t that pretty? … Lol it looks a bit of a hot mess right now, right? :)

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Step Four:
Trim all of your ribbons and tulle to a shorter, more tutu looking length. Whatever looks good to you works. This is looking lots better!

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Step Five:
Wear your snazzy new flip flops for school pride, parades, sleepovers, girls camp, whatever! Now weren’t those simple to make and crazy fun?  We have a large selection of cheap and affordable tulle.  You could even make these cute flip flops and make a matching tutu.  Then, your little girl could wear the flip flops to dance class.  How cute is that?

DIY Fun Patriotic 4th of July Ribbon Tulle Flip Flops

Braided Ribbon Flip Flops Tutorial

Braided Ribbon Flip Flops Tutorial

Finished Braided Ribbon Flip Flops Tutorial
Materials Needed:
Satin Flowers with Felt Backs
Grosgrain Ribbon
Flip Flops
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Stick
Scissors
Lighter (not shown)

Materials Braided Ribbon Flip Flops

Step One:

Measure the length of the straps on your flip flops. Cut 8 strands of ribbon 4 times the length of your straps plus 4”. Mine were 6.25”, so my ribbon ended up at about 29” in length. You will need 4 strands for each flip flop—2 strands for each side.

Using your lighter, light it and quickly run it across the starting ends of each strand. This will seal the ends of your ribbon from unraveling. I didn’t have a lighter, so we’re pretending I did this J

Step Two:

Using the ribbon with the end that has been sealed with the lighter, hot glue a loop in one end of each of your ribbons, careful not to burn yourself. It doesn’t really matter which side of the ribbon you put the loop on, even if it is patterned on one side. Because both sides will end up showing.

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Step Three:

Each side of your flip flop will need two strands of ribbon. Slip the loop of one of your ribbons through the loop on the other with the glued edge on the bottom of both.

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Step Four:

Bring the ribbon strand on the right and make a loop as shown below. Slip the loop through the loop that belongs to the same strand. This is the only time you are going to loop into a loop of the same strand. I hope that makes sense.

Step Four Braided Ribbon Flip Flops Collage

Step Five:

Now bring a loop up with the opposite strand and loop it through your previous loop (in this case, loop the yellow through the pink loop that you just made in the last step).

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Step Six:

Continue to push loops through loops of the opposite strand. You will need to tighten the loops as you go to avoid a loose braid.

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Step Seven:

Keep measuring your braid strand against the length of your flip flops. When it is at the length you need, pull both ribbon strands all the way through their last loops as shown below.

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Step Eight:

Next, cut the strands to a short length that can be wrapped to the back of your braid and hot glued. Using your lighter again, seal these two short ends. Then glue them to the back of your braid strand to hide them.

Step Eight Braided Ribbon Flip Flops Collage

 

Step Nine:

Repeat all of the above steps to make a second strand. Then hot glue them to your flip flop straps.

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Step Ten:

You could just leave them like that. They are pretty cute. But, I wanted a flower.

Using your hot glue, glue the felt backed satin flower to the spot in front where your two braided strands meet.

Finished Braided Ribbon Flip Flops

How fun are these things?! They would be great for girl’s camp, sleepovers, or to show your school spirit. They can be made in a wide variety of color combos and with different embellishments and such. So much fun!  It is a cheap and easy way to have a girls camp or a birthday party activity.  Would make a great birthday party favor.