Sunday, September 5, 2010

Gameday Accessories on a Budget!


High school and college football stadiums across our great nation are filling up with fashion forward fans. Sometimes, fashion forward also means pricey though.

We made these cute little hair accessories in our school colors for less than $2 dollars each. We wore them to the game and got so many compliments from the people around us, we thought we’d share.


So first things first, you need to grab some materials which include the following:


- 2 Different widths ribbon in your school colors
- Bobby pins
- Football shaped buttons
- Hot glue gun

- Scissors


Pick one of these two styles…

                    
                       Sweet                                or                                  Sassy

Directions for the Sweet Bow
1. Cut one length from the widest ribbon three times the length of your bobby pin.

2. Find the center of this length of ribbon and apply a dot of hot glue gun.

3. Quickly, bring the end of the ribbon to the center where the glue is.

4. Without burning your fingers, press down for a few seconds to ensure bond.


5. Repeat these steps for the slim ribbon.

6. Place the wider ribbon with the glued ends face down.

7. Glue the slim ribbon (glued ends facing the “pretty” side of the wide ribbon) into the center of the wide ribbon.

8. Find the center of this sweet bow and glue on your football shaped button or any other ornament.









9. Flip over your sweet bow and attach a bobby pin using hot glue gun.

Look cute on gameday!

 

Directions for the Sassy Bow
1. Cut four lengths from the widest ribbon three times the length of your bobby pin.

2. Find the center of each of the lengths of ribbon and arrange them to look sort of like a snowflake.

3. Glue the snowflake together by applying a dot of hot glue on the center of each length of ribbon.
4. Apply a dot of hot glue to the middle and bring end to middle, a few at a time.
5. Without burning your fingers, press down for a few seconds to ensure bond.


         

6. Repeat this until all ribbon ends are in the center and you have a present type bow.
          

7. Repeat these steps for the slim ribbon if not working simultaneously.

8. Place the wider ribbon with the glued ends face down.

9. Glue the slim ribbon (glued ends facing the “pretty” side of the wide ribbon) into the center of the wide ribbon.

10. Find the center of this sassy bow and glue on your football shaped button or any other ornament.

11. Flip over your sassy bow and attach a bobby pin using hot glue gun.

Look cute on gameday!


<3 Chelsea & Allison



3 comments:

  1. Bows for me please!!!! I love them! <3, Caitlin

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