Harry Potter fans, rejoice! We have yet another wizarding world themed hair bow. Because let’s be honest, you just can’t have enough Harry Potter things. Here is how to create an adorable hair bow using some ribbon, scrap cloth, and a bottle cap.
Thick ribbon (black)
Scrap cloth- I used gold for the wings, but you can use silver, white, or whatever
Hot glue gun and glue
Glitter or glitter glue (optional)
1. Start by painting your bottle cap. You can even add a layer of Mod Podge to give it a little extra shine. Give ample time to dry! For tips on how to paint your bottle cap, click here.
2. On the scrap of cloth, draw out the wings of your snitch, making sure that the bottle cap fits nicely in the middle. Also, be sure that your wings will fit on whatever ribbon you are planning to use for your bow. NOTE: When placing your wings on the ribbon, make sure the bottom of the snitch is not too close to the bottom edge of the ribbon. I made the mistake of putting the bottle cap too close to the bottom, making the bow kind of bottom-heavy so it flops a bit when I wear it. It works best to have the bottle cap closer to the middle of the bow, meaning your wings might stretch more sideways than up.
3. Trim edges, leaving a little bit of leftover around edges of wings. Then using your hot glue gun, fold the edges over and secure to give the wings a nice, clean border.
4. Flip it over and make sure the shape is to your liking.
And make sure that the bottle cap still looks nice in the middle.
5. Cut a length of ribbon to make your bow. The ribbon should be twice as long as you want your bow to be.
6. Add a line of hot glue down the middle of the bow, folding in each side of the ribbon to make the bow.
7. Hot glue the wings of the snitch onto your bow.
8. Cut a slice of scrap fabric for the center of your bow. It looks best if the fabric somewhat matches the ribbon so it blends in. I used a piece of an old sock.
9. Put a dab of glue in the middle of your ribbon, between the two wings and glue the strip into place.
10. Wrap both ends of the fabric around the ribbon, pulling as tightly as necessary to form a bow to your liking. Secure ends together in the back.
11. Glue some more scrap fabric inside the bottle cap. Put enough in to fill the cap so it will lay flat on the bow.
12. Hot glue the bottle cap into the middle of the bow.
13. You can even add a little glitter glue for some added sparkle. I used a paintbrush to spread it around and added a thin layer of spray sealer to keep the glitter in place.
And there you go. Now you are ready to go support your local Quidditch team.
For suggestions on how to attach your bow to a hair clip, check out the options at the end of the tutorial found