(Editor’s Notes: Made to Match Bows, often abbreviated to M2M, is a wonderful way to coordinate and accessorize bows to your daughter’s favorite outfits. Betsy, Izzy’s mom, has been making bows to match her daughter’s outfits for a while (read all about their wonderful family). We sent Betsy our Mini Bowdabra, Hair Bow Tool & Ruler, and some ribbon and asked her to create some M2M bows using our Hair Bow Making Kit.)
TURQUISE AND LIME BOW
Choose a favorite outfit and make gorgeous bows to match it perfectly! Find the ribbon and tulle that match just right and start the fun. This boutique style bow was inspired by a simple green and turquoise striped sundress. The materials used were tulle, ribbon, and ric-rac.
To make this bow you will need:
· Mini Bowdabra
· Hair Bow Tool and Ruler
· Bowdabra Bow Wire
· Tulle (6 inch spool)
· 1.5” Wire Edged Ribbon
· Pieces of colored 7/8” Grosgrain Ribbon
· 1/8” Polka Dot Ribbon
· 3/8” Ric-rac
· 3/8” Satin Scalloped Edge Ribbon
· 3/8” Sheer Polka Dot Ribbon
· Alligator Clip
· Hot Glue
2. Next, place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler on top of the Mini Bowdabra. Cut a piece of 18″ Bowdabra Bow Wire, fold it in half and place it into the Bowdabra. I chose to use the metric side but you can use the inches side, as well.
9. While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop at the other end. Pull the Bowdabra Bow Wire tightly while the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra. Gently pull the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra. Separate the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire and bring them around to the back of the bow. To tie off the bow, pinch the Bowdabra Bow Wire securely against the bow and double knot. Trim off extra wire.
17. Hold alligator clip open (to ensure clip not getting glue on the inside) and glue top of it. Then press to back of bow. (Please note: You can line the clip with ribbon, but I prefer not to. The clip stays in hair better without being lined and the clip does not show in this particular bow)
Thank you Betsy for creating these adorable M2M bows. To learn more about Betsy and her amazing family visit them at their blog Karson, Betsy, and Izzy.
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