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How to make elegant bows with your own hands
Bows are always cute. Even in spite of their simplicity, they immediately make everything somehow more elegant. Whether it's hair, clothing, or accessories. Therefore, there are many ways to make bows with your own hands.
This post will describe how to make cheerleader style hair bows. But in essence, this is a universal method. It's just that if you need to make bows, for example, for decoration, blouse decor or gift wrapping, you just don't need to attach them to a clip or elastic band. And now directly to our bows.
Cheerleading may not be as popular with us as, for example, in America, but we can still pick up a small detail of the image of these athletic girls with pompoms from the cheerleading group. To make bows like cheerleaders do with your own hands, you need to stock up on such materials: ordinary ribbon ribbons of three colors. Specifically in this master class, they suggest choosing purple, blue and silver ribbons, but you can choose other colors. The width of the tapes should be different because they will stick on top of each other. Let the widest tape be 75 mm, the second tape - 38 mm, silver - 9 mm. You will also need a thin strip (9 mm wide) of purple ribbon to wrap the bow in the middle. If you don't want to buy a separate roll of tape specifically for this, then just cut a small piece from a wide one. In addition, you will need a hair tie, double-sided tape (also different in width, like ribbons), scissors, pins, a glue gun, and a large and small crocodile barrette.
When everything is ready, you can start working on the bow itself. The first thing to do is cut a piece from each tape. Adjust the length yourself depending on how big you want to make your bow. But it is in this lesson that the length of all three ribbons is 72 cm. The next check in the work is to stick the ribbons on top of each other. Glue the entire length of the silver tape with double-sided 6mm tape, carefully peel off the top of the tape at the very beginning of the tape, and glue the edge in the center of the blue tape. The protective top layer on the tape must be removed gradually, smoothing the tape so that it sticks evenly and does not crumple. Now take the blue ribbon tape and follow the same procedure. It is better to use a wider tape here. But if you don't have it at hand, then you can glue the tape again with the same 6 mm tape. Only in this case, it must be glued not with one strip in the middle of the tape, but with two - above and below.
When all the ribbons have gathered in one tricolor, it's time to continue working on creating a bow with your own hands and move on to forming the bow itself. ... To do this, cross the ends of the tape so that you get such a ring in the middle. At the same time, make sure that the ends of the bow are symmetrical in relation to each other. To fix the tape in this position, pin a pin in the middle, and for reliability, also secure the tape with a small clip. Now you need to sew the ribbon in the middle or tie it up with an organza, as in this case. To make the bow symmetrical, pull the organza through the large bifurcated clip, and fasten the clip to the center of the future bow. Tie a nice knot to keep the bow secure and remove the clip. It remains a little to shorten the too long ends of the "dressing", and the bow is ready with your own hands.
But in order for them to decorate the tail, you need to attach an elastic band to the bow. To do this, turn the bow over and glue the rubber band to it with a drop of hot glue. You need to drip the glue onto the bow itself, attach an elastic band and hold it a little while the glue cools down. Then take a short purple ribbon, add a little glue to one end of it and glue it over the elastic. Pull the ponytail of the short ribbon that remained loose forward and glue in the middle of the bow to hide what you tied the bow with.
The final touch is the V-shaped edges of the cheerleader bows. To make them, fold the end of the bow in half and cut the tape at a 45-degree angle. Remember to melt the ends of the bow to keep them from fraying. And now you can make more than one such bow with your own hands.
Making bouquets for the bride has recently become a very relevant occupation. It takes very little time for this, but compared to a real bouquet, it looks much more beautiful, and also, its huge plus is that it will be kept in its original form for a long time, reminding of a special day. By the way, it is the wedding bouquet made of ribbons that instead of the real one is thrown by the brides to unmarried girls at the wedding. It is possible to compose it in different ways, while also using your imagination and manufacturing secrets. Some make it from ordinary blanks, others use flowers from satin ribbons, and then simply form its shape and size. It all depends on what the dress will be, as well as the flora of which the bouquet will consist.
Atlas is mainly used during production. The color of which must be chosen by yourself. To do this, we need the following materials: a foam ball with a diameter of 11 cm, satin ribbons 5 cm wide, ready-made beads for decoration, as well as a cardboard tube (it remains from foil, cling film or baking sleeves). It is not sold ready-made. It is he who will be used by the base. You will also need a stationery knife, skewers, lace of your choice and a thermal gun.
Cut off 3-4 cm from the foam ball from below.
We do not throw away the remaining foam, but, on the contrary, break it into small pieces and fill the tubulus with them.
All this to keep the skewers very well. But first, we need to decide on the length of the handle. Adjust the length with a clerical knife. We define it ourselves.
Then carefully pierce the base with skewers (through the foam filled inside).
The more skewers, the stronger the bouquet will hold. Prick on the foam ball.
We are not stringing it up to the end, since it is this very base that we still need to fix with hot melt glue. For this, we leave 0.3-0.4 mm in advance.
Apply glue, press firmly. It turns out a blank in the form of a decorative mushroom.
Now we glue a thin white strip with a diameter of 0.5 cm around the base.
Bouquet making has become a real art. What to assemble a beautiful composition from and how to pack it - these are the main tasks of florists and those who want to learn how to make flower sets on their own.
The beauty and harmony of the created bouquet depends not only on the quantity, quality and variety of floral elements, but also on the packaging of the composition itself.
There can be many options:
How to beautifully pack a bouquet without burdening it with unnecessary decor and too bright packaging, you can learn at special floral courses dedicated to the design and technique of this direction.
When drawing up flower arrangements, several basic rules must be followed. The sense of taste and measure is brought up empirically. Rarely is such a flair innate. Therefore, the profession of a florist, like any other, requires education and continuous professional development. After all, fashion does not stand still, even in the art of creating bouquets.
The main rules for creating compositions are:
How beautiful to pack a bouquet - this question is of particular concern to those who want to stand out and do not like standard gifts.
A flower bouquet is always beautiful and solemn, but its design in a stylish, harmonious package adds special originality, sophistication and aesthetics to the composition. In addition, nowadays flowers in wrapping paper are very popular, appropriate for any holiday. How to arrange a bouquet with paper on your own so that it cannot be distinguished from the one created by the florist, we will tell you further for you: options for schemes, videos, step-by-step design of bouquets, the use of different types of paper.
Bouquets can be large and small, voluminous or elongated, and depending on this, it is worth determining the amount of wrapping paper that will be needed for work. You can decorate flowers with one shade, or combine 2-3 colors. Arrangements can be any that do not violate the general style, the palette of the composition.
Let's consider how to properly decorate a bouquet with paper from several shades at once, for example, from blue and white - it looks very solemn and beautiful. Option for a tall and oval bouquet. The step-by-step instructions are as follows:
The composition is tied with a ribbon.
To prevent the flowers from wetting the effective packaging, it is recommended to wrap the flower stems from below with cellophane film (bag).
A versatile option for a lush, voluminous option that can be assembled in minutes:
Flowers are beautifully tied with a ribbon at the base.
A wedding is a beautiful and bright holiday, but, unfortunately, quite costly. Many people say that a wedding happens only once in a lifetime and they boldly spend all their savings on it. More practical people are looking for a way to save money and invest it in the development of a newly-made family. Moreover, such savings allows you to directly participate in the creation of wedding corporations, in each of which you invest a piece of yourself. If you decide to decorate your celebration with a variety of bows, then you just need to learn how to make a wedding bow with your own hands.
The advantage of bows lies in the huge variety of colors, shapes, sizes, materials and, of course, methods of application. Let's take a look at each of the options for using bows.
The wedding cortege before the wedding, as a rule, is carefully decorated so that any passerby understands at a glance what is happening. To decorate cars, ribbons, fabric, bouquets, flower buds, figurines and bows are used. Here are a few points to keep in mind if you decide to create car decorations yourself:
The following materials can be used to make a bow:
Flowers can be used as the core of a bow, it will turn out very delicate and beautiful.
In the process of decorating a car, it is important to choose the right colors, because red-green and blue-orange bows, at best, will turn your wedding into a New Year or a children's party.
Watch the master class to learn how to make bows from various materials:
A bow on the dress allows you to add elegance and exclusivity to your look. The bow must fit into the big picture, otherwise the bride will look like a Christmas tree. Such an ornament can be placed in several places: on the neckline, on the belt, on the hem, under the throat, on the shoulders, on the veil or hairstyle. You can also think of other options for placing the bow on the wedding dress.
The bow is best chosen in the same color as the dress, however there are a few exceptions. If your wedding is decorated in black and white style, then a black bow on a white dress will look very appropriate.