Recycled Jeans Hair Bow

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It’s the end of the school year and my kids have a lot of holes in their jeans.   I don’t want to throw them away, so I’ve been doing different projects with them.  I decided to make a recycled jeans hair bow.  I’ve already done this really cool zipper pouch.  I use it for all the “kid things” in my purse.  Now I have my next project lined up.  I thought of this really great hair bow that my daughter will love.  Let’s get started!

Everyone has some old jeans hanging around their house. Make this cute recycled jeans hair bow.

Recycled Jeans Hair Bow

Supplies Needed

Easy Recycled Jeans Hair Bow

Start out by printing this template.  There are 3 different sizes of flowers and 3 sizes of stars.  Printing it out on card stock is best, but regular paper is fine too.

Easy Recycled Jeans Hair Bow

Pin your templates to your jeans and additional fabric to cut out.  I just cut out a variety to see what it would look like.

Easy Recycled Jeans Hair Bow

Easy Recycled Jeans Hair Bow

I decided that the fabric was too flimsy and wanted it a little stiffer for the bow.  It will just look better.  The glue mixture is 2 parts water to 1 part glue.  Mix throughly in a small bowl.  Get your fabric pieces completely wet with the mixture and ring out the excess liquid.  You’ll need to lay these flat until they dry,  usually just a few hours.  I wasn’t sure how it would  do on the jeans, but it worked great.

Easy Recycled Jeans Hair Bow

Easy Recycled Jeans Hair Bow

Here’s the fun part.  Use your hot glue gun to glue the pics together.  I just put a little dab right in the middle.  Then, I added the patterned cut out.  Next, I put a second dot on the patterned fabric and layered with the smallest jeans piece.  You don’t need much of the glue for it to hold.

Easy Recycled Jeans Hair Bow

Clip Instructions

Next, I prepared my hair clip.  I like to cover it with ribbon so people don’t see the silver part.  It’s really simple.  Hold your clip open and use your hot glue gun to put a line of glue on top side.  Lay your ribbon down so when you close the clip the hot glue will stick to your ribbon.  Next, you’ll put a line of glue over the top of the clip and fold the ribbon over the top.

Easy Recycled Jeans Hair Bow

Next, put dabs of glue on the part you pinch and push the ribbon in.  It doesn’t take much glue for it to hold.

Easy Recycled Jeans Hair Bow

I usually just finish up by putting another dab of glue on the bottom and clipping the excess ribbon off.

Easy Recycled Jeans Hair Bow

Put a line of glue on the top of your clip (on the ribbon) and lay your fabric bow on top.  I finished up by putting an old button I had laying around in the middle.  I thought it gave it a more finished looked.

Easy Recycled Jeans Hair Bow

That’s it!  It’s really easy and looks good.

Easy Recycled Jeans Hair Bow

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4 Responses

  1. What a cute idea and a great way to recycle! I love that included the templates even what a great idea and you made it that much easier! Pinned and shared!

  2. Lily Lau says:

    These bows look so fun! And recycling always gets my heart 🙂

    • Holly says:

      I have all these jeans and I have a list of about 10 things I can make with them! I’m having so much fun.

  3. Natalie says:

    Oh what an amazing idea this is! This is something the girls would totally love to do with all the extra scrap jeans they have that haven’t been made into shorts. We’re def going to make some of these!

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