The leather bow featured in this blog post is now for sale on Etsy.com!https://www.etsy.com/listing/103474884/black-genuine-leather-hair-bow-barretteI am trying to raise money to go to Peru later this month. I will be volunteering and teaching English at a local school in Huancayo for children who do not have the financial assets to attend school. I would really like to be able to pay my host family well and buy gifts for the children and donate. All profits will go directly to helping them. Thanks!
*Note that there are several ways to making a leather hair bow, but this is the way I went about doing it and it worked well for me! ^__^ Enjoy!
- Strip of leather, size depends on how big you want your bow. I used a piece about 13" long and 3" wide.
- Super glue* (this is not necessary, but I find that it holds the best. you can opt for some string instead.)
- a barrette (mine is 3")
- Needle & thread* (may be arbitrary)
|10" by 3" piece of black leather. LOL my PSAT book in the background...|
Cut the leather into desired shape & glue into a loop.
Step 2: Pinch from the middle into desired bow shape:
Step 3: Add a dot of super glue to the middle point and pinch into place:
Step 4: Take a small 1/2" wide piece of leather to wrap around the center & glue it down:
Step 5: glue the back onto the barrette:
Step 6: for extra security, use needle and thread to sew the barrette onto the bow using the side holes.
Wha-la! 'tis done!
I had also dip-dyed/bleached/ ombre-d my hair today, so if you wanna see that video, here it is: