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. Here’s one I did on a 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!
- Old Jeans
- Additional patterned fabric
- Craft Glue
- hair clips
- 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon
- Hot Glue Gun
- Button (Optional)
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.
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.
I decided that the fabric was too flimsy. I 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.
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.
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.
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.
I usually just finish up by putting another dab of glue on the bottom and clipping the excess ribbon off.
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.
That’s it! It’s really easy and looks good.
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