Patriotic Firecracker Bow Tutorial

Patriotic Firecracker Bow DIY Tutorial

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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!

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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

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

Wire Garland Halo Hair Piece DIY Tutorial

Wire Garland Halo Hair Piece DIY Tutorial from Always Under Pay!
Wire Garland Halo Hair Piece DIY Tutorial | Always Under Pay

Materials Needed:
Wire Garland in your choice of styles/colors
Curling Ribbon in your choice of styles/colors
Scissors
Wire Garland Halo Hair Piece DIY Tutorial Supplies

Step One:
Measure your first piece of wire garland around the intended wearer’s head. Or, if you are making multiples, just find someone close in age to the intended recipients age range (no exact science over here lol). I used a styrofoam mannequin head for this tutorial.
Wire Garland Halo Hair Piece DIY Tutorial | Always Under Pay

Step Two:
Cut your wire garland about 1”-1.5” longer than you need it to be. Cut 3-4 pieces in your color preferences.Wire Garland Halo Hair Piece DIY Tutorial | Always Under Pay

Step Three:
Twist the ends of the wire garland together to make a circle/halo.
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Step Four:
Cut some pieces of curling ribbon. These will be the curly pieces hanging down the wearer’s back. You’ll need to cut them about 3” longer than you really want them because you will be curling them in a later step, and that tends to shorten them quite a bit.Wire Garland Halo Hair Piece DIY Tutorial | Always Under Pay
Step Five:
Fold the cut pieces in half and make a loop. Slide the loop under the halo pieces. Then, bring the longer pieces up and through the loop. Pull tight to secure to your halo.Wire Garland Halo Hair Piece DIY Tutorial | Always Under PayWire Garland Halo Hair Piece DIY Tutorial | Always Under Pay

Step Six:
Tie a bow with your curled pieces if desired. I love me a pretty bow! I tied mine in a double knot so that it wouldn’t come undone later.
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Step Seven:
Use the scissors to curl your curling ribbon pieces up a bit. I’m not quite sure how to explain this process if you haven’t ever done it before. I just place the ribbon against the side of the scissor blade and hold it firmly against the blade with my thumb. Then pull the full length of the ribbon between your thumb and the scissors quickly. It usually works best for me if the curling ribbon is touching the scissor blade on the least shiny and non-ribbed side. I hope that makes sense.
Wire Garland Halo Hair Piece DIY Tutorial | Always Under Pay
Voila, super fun and inexpensive wire garland halo. These are perfect for parades and carnivals or just for play!  Thanks for learning how to make a hair halo with us today.  I hope you have fun making them.  You can make them and sell them at parades too!

Patriotic Triangle Pennant Banner Tutorial

Patriotic Triangle Pennant Banner Tutorial

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Materials Needed:
Burlap Pennant Banners
Spray Paint (I used the 3 oz Krylon Short Cuts)
Painter’s Tape
3 Cut Out Cardstock Star
Double Sided Adhesive Tape
Newspaper or Drop Cloth (Not Shown)
A Nice Sunny Day! :)

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Step One:
Cover all of the Ties on each piece with the painter’s tape. Then spray paint all 5 pieces white. I did about two good coats of paint on each piece. You’ll need to let them dry for about 20 minutes between each coat.

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Step Two:
Let the white coat dry until dry to the touch (usually about 20-30 minutes). Use the painter’s tape to mark off some stripes on two of the pennants. Then begin spraying with red spray paint, again about two coats and letting dry 20 minutes or so between each coat.

Stripes Spray

Step Three:
Use double sided adhesive to thoroughly cover the back of the cardstock star cut outs. Adhere the stars to the center of the remaining 3 pennants. Then spray paint each of them over with blue paint remembering two coats and 20 minutes dry time between each coat.

Star Spray

Step Four:
Remove all painter’s tape and the cardstock pieces from all pennants. Tie the pennants together using the attached jute ties. Voila! A beautiful patriotic banner to decorate inside or outside. This would be really cute for summer barbecue and Independence Day décor.

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4th of July Pettiskirt

4th of July and Patriotic Pettiskirt

Just $9.95 Each!

4th of July Pettiskirt

We absolutely love to show our American pride here at alwaysunderpay.com.  4th of July products are some of our absolutely most favorite items that we carry.  Did you know that here in Utah we get one extra day to sport our red, white and blue?  Yup, on the 24th of July.  I love that we have 2 days in July where everyone is decked out in patriotic clothing.

A lot of girls and babies have won cutest baby contests wearing our patriotic gear.  You can get a high quality girls pettiskirt from us for just $9.95.  You cannot buy a petticoat for that price.  That is because we are giving the wholesale price directly on our website.

Be sure to stop by our online girls boutique store to see what is on sale and in store for you today!

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