Make Holographic Boutique Hair Bows

Posted by on 1/14/2015

Step 1:  Cut 1.5” grosgrain ribbon to 28” long.  Fold ribbon in half and iron a crease at the center point.

Step 2:  Peel back the white backing from the spangle transfer and place one on each side of the center crease you ironed in step 1.  Leave no more than a ¼” gap in between the two strips.

Step 3:  Cover with a pressing sheet and place iron on “high” setting on top.  You won’t be able to cover the entire section with a household iron in sections for 10-15 seconds each section.  

Step 4:  While the spangles cool, lightly rub with a cloth.

Step 5:  Peel back the transfer tape while it is still slightly warm, but not hot.  If small sections of spangles pull away, cut that section of transfer tape down to size and then place back on top where they belong.   Cover with pressing sheet and repeat steps 3 and 4 above.

Step 6:  Place the remaining two spangle transfers aligned with the ends of the ribbon.  It is okay to have a gap in between the end pieces and the center pieces.  This will be on the back of the bow and allows you to have some flexibility with shorter/longer tails and bow size.  As long as it is not excessive, this will not be visible.

Step 7:  Repeat steps 3, 4 and 5 above for both end pieces.  Be sure all transfer tape is peeled away before proceeding to tie/crease your bow.

Step 8:  Fold and crease boutique bow style.  If you need additional instructions for this step, please see this tutorial.

Step 9:  Wrap your center ribbon around and glue into place.

Step 10:  Seal the ends of your ribbon with a woodburner to prevent fraying and glue an alligator clip to the back.