A long time ago I bought a ton of tulle, and even after giving most of it away to my cousin, I still had a lot left over and needed to do something with it. An easy way to get rid of excess tulle is to make a fluffy tulle hair bow with them.
This is an easy tulle hair bow tutorial for any level crafter.
Easy Tulle Hair Bow
- Tulle (about a 1/2 -1 yard per bow, depending on how full you want them)
- Hot glue gun
- Hair clips
- Felt circles
- Centerpieces (optional)
Tulle Hair Bow Instructions:
I used both plain tulle, polka dotted tulle, and glitter tulle, and found that the plain tulle is the easiest to work with because it has more stretch to it. It also fluffs up better. DIY tulle hair bows are so much fun!
What’s great about this bow is you really can’t mess it up. To start, cut a 6-8 inch piece of tulle, and set it aside (this will be your tie.) Cut a piece of tulle that is anywhere from 1/2 yard – 1 yard, the more tulle you use, the more full your bow will be. Wrap the tulle around your fingers.
For a bigger bow, separate your fingers slightly. For a smaller bow, hold your fingers together.
Carefully slide the tulle off of your hand, making sure to keep it together. Tie your smaller piece around the center and double knot.
Next put your scissors through each end and cut to open up the bow.
Fluff it up, then trim around the edges to make it even.
Make sure your glue gun is warm and place a felt circle in between a hair clip. With the side of the clip that will attach to the bow facing up, put a generous amount of hot glue on either side of the clip.
Put the felt circle on the bow’s back, and press firmly for about 30 seconds. It is important to hold it so the tulle doesn’t come off with wear.
Once you have added your clip, you might notice that since it is pushed into a more flat shape, it still isn’t even. This is the perfect time to do some more trimming.
Once it is dry, you can be done, or you can put a centerpiece on your bow using either felties or resins. I used both, use the same technique of gluing and holding as you did the clip and felt circle.
The end product is a cute fluffy tulle hair bow that looks adorable on any little girl.
See what I mean?
I love making these bows for my kids because they are lightweight and don’t fall out as often as ribbon bows.
I also occasionally apply a spritz of Clarity Essential Oil. My daughter loves “perfumes” but I don’t like her wearing it just yet. This essential oil is her favorite in regards to smell, and the way it promotes clear minds and alertness. Perfect for when kids are in school!
Try it out yourself with your favorite combination of tulle and pretty centers!