I saw this modular gift bow on Pinterest and felt I had to add try to make my own leaf bow.
I know I should be posting more nature crafts related to flowers because many of you are coming in to spring (although I’m now in Autumn) but the leaves are so inviting right now and I’m realising just how versatile they are.
We’ve made leaf crowns, leaf paper balls, created leaf shape art, sewn leaf hearts and more all in the last couple of months. I’m turning a little leaf mad to be quite honest.
I couldn’t help making a leaf bow and then adding the bow to a clip. It’s the perfect hair accessory for a garden or fairy party.
What you’ll need:
- Beautiful leaves that have only just fallen off the tree
- Hair clip
- Good quality craft glue
- Glue gun
How to make a Leaf Bow
- Cut your leaf/leaves into the three shapes in the image below. Your leaves will need to be able to bend without snapping so the best leaves to use are the ones that have just fallen off the tree.
- Using the shape in the middle of the image above, fold the two tabs at the ends behind and glue them to the back middle of the leaf.
- Place the long rectangular piece around the middle of the bow and glue at the back. It might be easier here to hold the glued section in the middle together by holding it with a peg.
- If you’re impatient like me you can cut the last shape in half (the bottom shape on the image above) and then glue them to the back center too. Use a peg to secure it and let it dry.
- Take the peg off and using a hot glue gun, glue your nature bow to the hair clip.
- Put it in you or your child’s hair.
My daughters received so many comments the days they wore their leaf bow hair clips. I think people loved how unique they looked. These really would be perfect to make at a fairy or garden party. Don’t you think?!
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