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Hello crafty friends! Today I’m going to show you how to easily make a hair bow with your Cricut.
These are great to sell as a low-cost item at craft fairs (tip -make them in local school colors). Or just to make for every girl you know. Seriously they are that fun and every girl you know will want one -or five.
I’m including two free hair bow SVGs for you to make your very own too. One is a standard bow and the second is a butterfly bow. Because who doesn’t love butterflies?
You can find all the details about getting the SVGs at the bottom of this post.
And if you prefer video, there’s one of those too.
Let’s get to it:
Hair Bow Supplies Needed
So I bought these Glitter Sequins sheets with a canvas back from Amazon. They come in a great assortment of colors that are perfect for making hair bows.
The best part is I was able to cut them with my Cricut Explore. You will need a deep cut blade to cut these glitter sheets. And the purple strong grip mats.
Since I was already on Amazon I bought the hair clips too. Now these aren’t going to hold large amounts of hair back, but they are perfect for clipping a bow on a ponytail or just holding back bangs.
How to Make Hair Bows with your Cricut Video
Cutting Glitter Hair Bows With Your Cricut
So to get started upload the SVG files to Cricut Design Space. If you need help downloading and uploading SVGs please see this post.
The Butterfly Bow SVG is sized to be about 5.5″ at it widest point and the standard bow is 4″ after it’s made.
Of course you can adjust the size up or down as needed in design space with the directional arrows on the bottom right corner of the designs
You don’t have to do any attaching or welding before you click the make it button either. Everything is ready to go.
Make sure you set your dial to custom settings. And I chose metallic leather from the custom settings as my material. And I also set the blade pressure to more.
So deep cut blade, custom material set to metallic leather, and more pressure selected. Cricut will go over the cut lines three times with these settings.
That said, you may have to play around with the settings on yours, especially if you are using a different brand of glitter canvas.
I cut 10 bows total and there were just a couple that I had to do an extra snip with scissors. Most of them cut just fine.
Putting Together the Glitter Hair Bows
After all of your pieces are cut gather them up along with a hot glue gun or E6000 adhesive.
Let’s start with the standard bow. Flip the largest piece over so the canvas side is up. Place a small bit of glue in the center.
Next take the tab from one side and fold it over to the center and press down until the glue holds. After that side holds, place another bit of glue in the center and fold the other side over.
Repeat the same process for the smaller part of the bow.
After both parts of the bow are formed, place a dot of glue on the center of the big bow and glue the smaller bow to it.
And finally we are going to add the center strip.
Flip the bow over to the backside and add a bit of glue. Place one end of the strip in the glue and then wrap it around the front and back to the back. Glue down the second end of the strip to the back also.
Now that the bow is put together we need to adhere it to the hair clip.
Place a good amount of glue along the top of the hair clip. And then place the backside of the bow onto the hairclip and hold firmly in place until the glue sets.
After the glue is set your hair bow is complete!
Making the Butterfly Hair Bow
The butterfly hair bow will follow the same process. The only difference is you don’t have to do anything special with the butterfly.
Set the butterfly to the side while you glue the bow piece. Just like with the other hairbow you are going to glue the two side tabs to the center.
Once that is done place a dot of glue on the center of the butterfly and place the bow part on it and hold until the glue sets.
Next glue the center strip on. And finally glue the butterfly to the hair clip.
All done! Aren’t they gorgeous?
Swipe the Free Hair Bow SVG Files
I keep all of my Free SVG files in the Resource library I made exclusively for subscribers to my newsletter.
To get instant access simply fill out the form below. The link and the password to the resource library will be emailed to you right away.
Chris Butler has helped thousands of crafters learn how to use their Cricut machine without feeling overwhelmed. She is a best selling author and an up and coming designer. For fun Chris enjoys designing SVG Files, hanging out with her family (preferably at the lake), traveling, and volunteering at her church. She is a wife and mom of two crazy fun kids.