There’s some hilarious meme floating around out there that says, “why buy it for $5 from a store when you can just do-it-yourself for $273 worth of supplies?” I completely resonate with that. Because, many times, I’ve spent a fortune on the components of a project to only ever make it once. In those times, it’s really just the spirit of DIY as opposed to the cost-saving aspect. But today’s post is an exception. I’ve been spying some beautiful velvet accessories lately but their prices seemed a bit outrageous. So, for the cost of one from the store, I instead bought enough materials to make 20 in an assortment of colors. This DIY velvet hair tie has quickly become my signature accessory for the season. It’s playful yet sophisticated and works for casual or fancy holiday outfits. Here’s a look at how I made them:
- cut ribbon into 8″, 7″, 6.5″ and 2″ pieces.
- take the 8″ piece of ribbon and fold in half, creating a crease with your fingernail.
- put a line of hot glue along the backside of the crease and fold in each side of the ribbon.
- trim one end of the 7″ and 6.5″ ribbons at a 45 degree angle.
- glue them together at the top at a slight angle.
- glue ribbons to the back of the bow from step 3.
- place elastic on the back of the bow + ribbons
- wrap the 2″ piece around the bow, between the ribbons, and over the elastic. glue together.
p.s. if you try out this DIY be sure to tag me on Instagram so I can see all your lovely bows!