Thursday, June 30, 2011

And the Winner is . . . .


You have won the prize pack from all of our lovely sponsors

I need Cutie #5's mommy to email me @ to claim your winnings.

The winner of the RANDOM DRAW is . . . 

Cutie #9

I also need Cutie #9's mommy to contact me via email @

**There were 12 numbers placed in the drawing because we accidentally left one of our cuties off of the voting poll. (Totally unintentional) We have spoken with mom and sending out a little goody for this mishap. Once again, we apologize for this mistake on our part.

Congrats to our winners and look for the next photo contest in August!

Thanks to everyone that entered. This was a lot of fun.

More 4th of July accessories

4th of July felt star headband by The Letter 4

rag flip flops by Itsy Bitsy Paper
(can be made with fabric or ribbon)

Patriotic Pom Pom Sparkler hair clip tutorial by My Ocean of Notions

Decorate with Korker ribbon!

korker ribbon decor by Sweeter than Sweets

Ruffle flag t-shirt tutorial by A little of this, a little of that

Have a great 4th of July!

FUN Fabric Covered headband tutorial

I love the Halloween one!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Flag hairbow tutorial

My Name is Momma (Linda) has a new tutorial up.

The winner of the first I Like Big Bows photo contest will be announced tomorrow evening.

Did you vote?

Link is on the sidebar

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

More fascinator tutorials

hair fascinator tutorial via wedding bee

Here's a video tutorial via Thread Banger

How to make a feather and flower fascinator

Ah, the possibilities .     .     .

feather fascinator tutorial by Bubbly Nature Creations

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pipe Cleaner hair clip tutorial

This is different and something that I would NEVER have thought of :

pipe cleaner hair clip tutorial by Crunchy Catholic Momma

Saturday, June 25, 2011

~Vote for your favorite pigtails photo~ **Contest

Update: 6/30  (posted @ 8:10pm CST) I will be closing the poll in 50 minutes **9:00pm CST


Photos have been labeled with a number. Each participant's number is BELOW their photo.  

Rules: You can vote ONCE per day (24 hours). IP addresses are checked to make sure there is no cheating (not that I think there would be).

Feel free to post a link to this post on your blog, twitter, facebook . . .

You can have family/friends vote for your child *once per day.
Just make sure that you give them the correct number. I have no control over the poll once the vote has been entered.

Have fun!!


Please vote for your favorite...
~Poll is below photos~













BE SURE TO CLICK THE BUBBLE and THEN HIT "VOTE NOW" or it will not be calculated.

Winner will be announced on Thursday evening, June 30th.

Fireworks clippies made from old t-shirts

Before you toss those stained t-shirts, check out this tutorial.

fireworks hair clips tutorial (made from old t-shirts)

Use your scraps! (ruffle ribbon sandals)

Check out this cute sandal transformation from Turbo Bubble Gum

Friday, June 24, 2011

These bows are the BEES KNEES : )


Ericka has a discount code for all Facebook friends:
Friend request her and use "FBFRIEND10" to receive 10% off your etsy purchase.

I have been admiring The Fun Fairy Boutique's hair bows for awhile now.
They are simply perfect in every way : )

Do you own one of her wonderful bow creations?

If not, check out her etsy shoppe right now . . .

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Share your bows, bowmakers!

We want to see what you've been working on. Feel free to post a link to your NEWEST CREATION. (Whether it's in your shop or on your blog.)


Baby hats WITH BOWS

I couldn't resist posting this tutorial.

You could always stick a cute little bow on one of these.

knit baby hat tutorial by Make it and Love it

Ad space available *CHEAP* Limited time : )

I Like Big Bows is growing by leaps and bounds. THANK YOU ALL for your continued support through visits and sending in your features! 

We went from having NO ONE read to getting 800-1200 "unique" views each day. 
(Some days are even more!)

I guess everyone likes BIG BOWS, huh?

We do have some exciting changes coming very soon : )

I guess you could say that we are expanding! We will be adding 2 new editors to the team which means we will have our own tutorials posted VERY VERY SOON!

We have been emailed numerous times from bow makers and website owners about featuring their sites/adding a banner link to our sidebar. 

We would LOVE to add you all however we do NOT have the space. It's just not there.

So, we are going to "test" the advertising waters (so to speak). 
We have space for a few of your ads/banners and since we are in the "testing" phase, the price is $5.

Your banner will be seen on either the right side bar ---> 
the left side bar

UNTIL August 1st.

First come, First served


Using Mod Podge for hair clips

Now check out this simple yet Supah stylish hair clip

You can use ANY fabric for this clip too! 

Cute Mod Podge hair clip tutorial from Delilah's Momma

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Please Note:

I will be posting our "photo entrants" this evening. I am off running a few errands at the moment.

Thanks to everyone that entered!!

*Voting instructions will be posted.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tinkerbell hair clip tutorial

I love Tinkerbell!!

(via Life on the Ridge Side)

Do you like BIG BOWS? *WIN HAIR BOWS for your lil one*

Ok, here it is!

Our first "photo" contest. This contest is open to ANY ONE out there with a little girly girl in the family.

(Mommies, Aunts, Grandmas, Big Sisters) I am talking to YOU!

Do you have a cutie pie that likes to have her hair styled?

Does she like to wear bows?

What about cute pigtails?

Here's what you need to do :

Locate a cute photo of your little girly sporting pigtails. (Recent or Past Photo, it does not matter)

Send it to 

Deadline for submitting photos is Tuesday, June 21st.

After the deadline, We will be adding all photos to the blog for voting. **One week to vote

Voting can be done by friends, family, or anyone that you want to tell about the contest.

A winner will be announced on Thursday evening, June 30th.

The top winner will receive one AWESOME prize pack from our lovely sponsors:

The value is $100.00

(includes gift certificates and gift baskets from the following hair bow designers)

BB's Bowtique

Ribbon Rock Star Hair bows

Imperfect Crafters

Magpie by Melissa

*be sure to visit them!

There will also be another winner chosen via RANDOM DRAW that will win the following prize:

$25 cash (through paypal)

*You can shop for awesome hair goodies from your favorite shoppe or store!

Start sending your photos NOW!

**When submitting photo, please include your child's first name ONLY and your email info. Your email info will NOT be posted on the blog. It is just for winning purposes (if your pic is chosen as winner).

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

How to make a pinwheel hair clip (video tutorial)

Love it : )

Alternative to bottlecaps

 I'm always looking for ways to add a little more UMPH! to my daughter's hairbows.

To be honest I am not a big fan of bottlecaps anymore. I guess you could say that I am OVER that stage.

I went to Hobby Lobby the other day and searched through all the buttons and flat backs. Nothing caught my eye. I was actually searching for something that would go on top of her upcoming birthday bow. The party is LalaLoopsy.

I don't want to add anything TOO BIG but I do want it to stand out.

I picked up a Shrinky Dinks kit and thought I would try to make my own center piece.

Then I came home and started searching for "Shrinky Dink" ideas.

I came across these tutorials:

What do you think? Have you ever made a Shrinky Dink pendant?

I also stumbled upon this idea for bow centers :

(of course I would use photos of Lalaloopsy for mine and I would omit adding the magnet)

tiny polaroid magnets tutorial found here at AmbrosiaGirl

And then there are these :

Oh, I don't know what I am going to do ????!!

Any ideas??

Got a tutorial for me to try?


A headband made from plastic bags?

I'm all over this one. 

We have way too many of those white plastic bags laying around.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Anthro Inspired hair clip/headband

Anthro-Inspired WITHOUT the ANTHRO price tag!

Simple gorgeous!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Curly Ribbon hairbow tutorial

aka Korker ribbon

Make your own Curly ribbon/Korker ribbon hair clips with this tutorial from The Polka Dot Umbrella.


Featured on our FACEBOOK PAGE

Be sure to "like" our new fan page on facebook to see what shoppe is featured today!

It's time to share your bows, bow makers : )

We want to see what you've been working on. Feel free to post a link to your NEWEST CREATION. (Whether it's in your shop or on your blog.)


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cooking is my hobby

Thanks for the post, Kathy Shelton

I like to cook probably more than the average person, and I spend a lot of my free time thinking up new recipes and learning new tips and techniques. I definitely am not a professional chef, but I like to think that I know my way around the kitchen. Recently, I got Wireless Internet at home, and it only made me want to cook more! I spend a lot of my time looking up recipes, and I even ordered some specialty ingredients online, which make me seem much more professional than ever before. I love watching the Food Network in the background while I cook, and there's definitely something to be said for the cathartic nature of the channel. I'm glad I have a hobby that's so rewarding and also so easily adaptable, and at the same time, I usually have all the food I could ever eat! Maybe someday I'll make a career in food, but for now, this hobby is one that will just have to stay part of my weeknight and weekend regimen.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pretty ribbon and YOU CAN MAKE IT TOO!

Ever have a bow design in your mind only to NOT have the PERFECT ribbon on hand?
Make your own!

Need graphics for your ribbon?
blessed by designs
The Fairy Pixel

Here's one more shoppe- Tic Tag Togs

(via tic tac togs)

You can also dye your ribbon.

How to dye grosgrain ribbon tutorial via Prairie Paper & Ink

Curly ribbon headband tutorial

These are cute and!

curly ribbon headband tutorial via Compelled to Craft

Friday, June 10, 2011

Use your scraps! (Ribbon Tabs)

Here's a great idea :

When your little one outgrows her favorite jeans, add some ribbon tabs and make them into capris.

ribbon tab capris tutorial via Make it and Love it

Speaking of ribbon tabs, check these out!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Here's some cute "bows for the toes"

because no one wants to wear PLAIN flip flops

Ok, maybe dad or brother but other than that, girls need a little more UMPH!