Friday, June 26, 2015

HOW TO MAKE: Hanging Headband and Bow Holder / DIY

I recently changed my daughters room. With her growing collection and new love for hard headbands I needed to find a creative solution to store her pretties. Here is what I came up with. I am loving that french barrettes clip into the 7/8" ribbon perfectly, her piggies can be clipped into the 1.5" ribbon and center and best of all.... Great hard headband storage.


Supplies need:
  • 1.5" ribbon in the desired length of your holder
  • 7/8" ribbon (I recommend leaving this on the roll and cutting in the end, you will see why)
  • A 2" D-ring
  • Sewing machine with coordinating thread 
  • Lighter for heat sealing

For this tutorial I am using... 30" of 1.5'' ribbon, 60" of 7/8" and I have 12 loops. All the ribbon you see here is from Ribbon Queen. You can find her by clicking the following links. . .

1. Start at the end of your ribbons. Heat seal and stitch them together.


2. Measure out 4" and loop your ribbon and stitch it again. (this gives you a 2" loop)





3. Continue sewing your 2" loops until you have the desired amount.






4. Trim any excess thread, pull your ribbon straight to the top and cut your ribbon to the desired length. Heat Seal. Fold your ribbon into a point.



5. Wrap your ribbon over your D-ring






6. Secure the ribbons together by sewing.





****optional**** I did this due to the length of mine but it is not necessary. 
Stitch in the center of your 7/8" ribbon in the center of your holder to help hold the two ribbons together. 


Here is what my finished product looked like when complete. I now have 4 hanging from the back of her door. They are protected, easy to find and look adorable as well.You would also get a cute wood sign and staple the ribbon to it as well instead of the D-ring. The creativity with this is endless.


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Monday, June 22, 2015

Simply Glitzy RIBBON GIVEAWAY CLOSED

This giveaway is now closed.

The winner is :


If this is your entry please send an email to likebigbowsblog@gmail.com so we can verify your entry and get you in contact with the sponsor.

CONGRATS AGAIN!



Want to win a $25 gift certificate to the Simply Glitzy website?

How to enter:  Visit the Simply Glitzy website. Browse through all the awesome listings. Choose one as your favorite and come back HERE and let us know which item is your favorite. LEAVE IN THE COMMENT SECTION UNDER THIS POST.

Additional (Extra) entries *Optional*
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This giveaway will end June 28th @ 6pm CST. GOOD LUCK!
Simply Glitzy is a pair of bow makers who had a TON of awesome ribbon design ideas! They came together to bring you exclusive US Designer ribbon. 
Meg Hogan with Simply Crafty
Danielle Edwards with Glitz N Gigglez Boutique 
If you order 25 yd of ribbon on average per month, their wholesale group is for you: https://www.facebook.com/groups/simplyglitzy
 
Here are some samples of their recent designs:

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*Freebie* Shopkins bottlecap images for your hair bows/necklaces (Shopkins Season 3)

Please remember: Any FREEBIE you find here on this blog is NOT TO BE RESOLD!
Print the document on 4x6 cardstock or photo paper for best results.
You will need a 1 inch bottlecap punch as well :)

Have fun creating!

(Right click on image and then save to your computer for actual size.)



More Shopkins Season 3 bottle caps coming soon!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Featured: The Bow Authority (elite bow design group)


The Bow Authority is a group of 16 seasoned and top-notch hair accessory boutiques who, under the leadership of Amanda Vasquez of Little Bit Bows and Ericka Lee of The Fun Fairy Boutique, come together several times a month to offer fresh new hair accessories through auction-style "launches" in a variety of fun and trendy themes. Their $1 monthly "Bow Blitz" Auction is especially popular among their growing fan base. Each of the TBA boutiques were selected for membership based on experience, individual style, as well as their stand alone prominence and excellent reputation within the bow community making TBA an elite and unique force.


Check them out here:  
click each to be directed to their links
Facebook Page
Exclusive Fan Group
 Instagram 

Join them this week for: Our Art of Animation Launch is from Sun 6/21- Mon 6/22 



Meet the designers behind the group:

Little Bit Bows The Fun Fairy Boutique A Girl and Her Glue Gun Joy of Hannah Boutique KJK Hair Pretty Bow-tique Dirt Road Princess Boutique Bows Inspired by Bre Spoiled Brat Designz The Flying Monkey Bowtique Delannie's Designs Kota's Bowtique Bows for Her Kiddie Kids Boutique Linsay Rae Designs Modbaby Designs AddieLu's Boutique



The Bow Authority is currently searching for new member boutiques who are experienced in their craft, have an established Facebook presence, are well-versed in auctions and online selling in general, and have expertise and unique creativity in the following areas:
*Ribbon Sculpting *Ribbon Painting *Flower Making


Sorry, we are not looking for bow makers at this time. Interested experienced boutiques may email us at tbabowgroup@gmail.com for more information and an application.




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Saturday, June 20, 2015

*Mini Tutorial* Adding embellishments to Funky Loop bows

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Hi, my name is Ericka of The Fun Fairy Boutique—Home of the Funky Loopy Bow Tutorial! A Funky Loopy Bow (or an “FLB”, as they are typically called) is a popular Over-the-Top bow style know for it’s fluffy, bubble-like and “funky” appearance. I am thankful to the I Like Big Bows Blog for allowing me to share with you today a short tutorial demonstrating an example of how to decorate Funky Loopy Bows. I hope what I show you inspires you to want to make Funky Loopy Bows your newest go-to canvas of creativity!

What You Will Need:

Hot Glue & Glue Sticks
Craft Felt Scraps
E6000 or any Clear Permanent Adhesive
Bow Embellishments*

*Some ideas for bow embellishments:
Ostrich Feather Puffs
Lace Fans
Tulle Fans
Mini Bows
Finished Bottlecaps
Finished Plastic Resin Centers
Felties
Novelty Buttons

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1. Here are the embellishments I will be using for the example bow. Prepare your embellishments by gluing small pieces of scrap felt to the point of contact between the embellishment and your bow. The felt will help form a stronger bond between the embellishments and the ribbon. I added the felt to the soft items using hot glue, and E6000 for the resin snowflake. Any clear strong, permanent adhesive will do, you don’t have to use exactly E6000. But using something stronger than hot glue to adhere the felt to anything heavy is recommended.



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2. I’m going to start by adding my feather puff to the back of the bow by applying hot glue to the small felted area. The following two photos will show where I am applying my feather puff in greater detail.

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2a. These two photos show the ideal area for adding items like feather puffs, lace fans or tulle puffs.

2b. You may need to add an additional small drop of hot glue to close the gap between your embellishments and the back loops of your FLB after the items are in place.

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3. Next I am going to glue on my lace fan in a similar fashion. Once the hot glue is bonded, “fluff” the bow fillers back into place and arrange any fillers or korkers that may have become tangled during the process.

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4. The most stable place for heavy items such as bottle caps, resins, cameos or any large or heavy bow centers are the loops of your FLB. I prefer to put the main focal centers on the middle loops. This is where I will be placing the snowflake resin.

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5. The front loops are also great for additional centers or embellishments. I am going to glue my mini bow directly over one of the front loops of my FLB.

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The finished bow! If you enjoyed today’s mini tutorial, keep in mind that it is just a small taste of the overall wealth of Funky Loopy Bow knowledge from my complete Funky Loopy Bow Tutorial and the additional resources available in my Facebook group.

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I have two awesome “Summer Sale” Specials going on right now for a limited time. Purchase a digital copy of the Funky Loopy Bow Tutorial for just $5 (save $3 from the regular price) or fast track your learning, and purchase the tutorial plus one-on-one class for only $15 (Save $5)! To purchase or for more information, visit: https://thefunfairyboutique.wufoo.com/forms/funky-loopy-bow-tutorial-order-form/.

Feel free to contact me anytime on my Facebook page— facebook.com/thefunfairyboutique with any questions. Thank you again to the I Like Big Bows Blog for hosting me today!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Sugar Creek Designs GIVEAWAY (Digital Designs and MORE!) *CLOSED*

This giveaway is NOW CLOSED!

 Congrats:


 Please send an email to likebigbowsblog@gmail.com to verify entry and claim prize.


Sugar Creek Digital Design is giving away a $15 shop credit, good for any custom or ready made design!





This $15 shop credit must be claimed within 24 hours after the giveaway ends & is valid for 30 days from the date of being claimed.

How to enter:  Visit the Sugar Creek Digital Design website. Browse through all the awesome listings. Choose one as your favorite and come back HERE and let us know which item is your favorite. LEAVE IN THE COMMENT SECTION UNDER THIS POST.

Additional (Extra) entries *Optional*
You may gain EXTRA entries by completing ONE or ALL of the tasks below.

*LIKE Sugar Creek Designs on facebook: CLICK HERE
*LIKE I like big bows on facebook: CLICK HERE
*Join the I like big bows chat group: CLICK HERE

For each additional entry please leave a separate comment. Also, leave your facebook name with comment so we can validate the entry.

This giveaway will end June 25th @ 6pm CST. GOOD LUCK!



The owner of Sugar Creek has been into graphic design for approximately 8 years now, and I loves working with new customers! Visit her on our facebook page any time, www.facebook.com/sugarcreekdigitaldesign, or on the web www.sugarcreekdigitaldesign.com 


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Nautical bottlecap image FREEBIE! (Free bottlecap images for your bows)

Please remember: All free items posted on THIS PAGE are NOT to be resold. Please send a link if you would like to share with friends :)

Summer Time means Beach Time! Here's a few Nautical themed bottle cap images for you. These can be used on your hair bows, necklaces or any other craft! They make great cupcake toppers as well.

Enjoy and check back often for more tutorials, giveaways and freebies!


Save these to your computer by RIGHT CLICKING on the image. Be sure to print on 4x6 photo paper or cardstock for best results.



FREEBIE ALERT! Free BACK TO SCHOOL bottlecap images for you

Back to school is coming up... 

Let see some cute bows! Be sure to post your creations on the I Like Big Bows chat group CLICK HERE.

To download: Click each photo, then right click and save. Print on 4 x 6 photo paper.





These are FREE images, not to be sold. Thank you.


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