Birdsong Bows: Free Hair Bow Instructions - How to make easy no-slip grips

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Free Hair Bow Instructions - How to make easy no-slip grips

Sometimes I get requests to add no-slip grips to my bows, to help them stay in fine baby hair. There are several different ways to do this, but this method is easy, neat, and very inexpensive!
I didn't use the white background like I do in my hair bow instructions and pdf tutorials, but this is still clear and easy to see on my cutting mat!


Supplies:
*A roll of shelf liner, available at any big-box retail store. You can get "Easy Liner" or any similar brand, which is like a ridged, compressible foam. It's usually under $5 per roll.
*A double-prong pinch clip (single-prong will work as well)
*Hot glue gun and glue
*Ruler
*Scissors or rotary cutter and mat



1. Cut a 1/4" strip of the shelf liner from end to end, like this:




2. Now, cut this into 1-1/4" sections, as below:




3. After mounting your clip to the back of your bow, simply glue the shelf liner strip to the bottom inside of the pinch clip. Make sure you glue it securely from end to end, and you'll have to hold it open for about 30 seconds to make sure the glue doesn't seep through and glue your clip shut!! (that would defeat the purpose, wouldn't it!)



And that's it! It's such a simple method of creating a no-slip grip, and the shelf liner can be purchased in other colors and textures if you're looking to coordinate with your bows. There are other methods of creating no-slip grippers as well, and I'd love for you all to share your ideas!

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6 Comments:

Blogger Andrea said...

Smart idea! Thanks!
Andrea :)

January 31, 2011 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger Bowz By Jo said...

Love it!! such a simple idea! Thanks so much!
Johanna

February 9, 2011 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

Perfect! I've been looking for a simple way to do this!
Allison

February 13, 2011 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Desert Mamis said...

After all this time I finally know where these grips get attached.. lol thank you

July 25, 2011 at 6:59 AM  
Blogger Ann said...

Fantastic idea Deanna. Thank you!

July 30, 2011 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

How simple and easy this has been all along! Thank you for sharing this with us!

Blessings,
Donna
grandma4five

September 5, 2011 at 11:08 AM  

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