DIY Personalized Bow Holder
If you know a little one who loves to wear hair bows, you are going to love this personalized bow holder! It’s not only a great way to keep them visible and organized, but it’s adorable too!
DIY Personalized Bow Holder
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Cut Files/Fonts Used:
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Rotary Blade
- Measuring Tape
- 2-inch Ribbon
- Glue Gun
- Cricut Kraft Board
- .625” Dowels
- Macrame Cord
- Benzie Felt Color Pack
- Download the font from Makers Gonna Learn. Then, unzip the file and install it on your computer.
- In design space, grab a circle and size it up to whatever size you want. This is going to represent the working space available for our finished project. Ultimately, we are using a half-circle but we have to start with a circle. Ours is 8 inches for now, but we will size it up later.
- Grab a square and size it enough to cover the bottom half of the circle. Then, with both the circle and the square selected, choose Slice. This will cut your circle in half. Delete the sliced pieces you don’t need.
- Duplicate that half-circle and size it an inch smaller. Place that onto your original layer. Repeat this process until you make enough for 7 colors to make the rainbow. You can now change their colors to visualize the rainbow better.
- You could just then cut out the pieces of the rainbow as is, but then the bottom part of the rainbow will be much thicker than the others because it will all be layered.
- So, instead, select 2 layers (colors) of the rainbow and press Slice. Delete the results you don’t need. NOTE: You can only slice 2 layers at a time. Repeat the same process until all of them are sliced. Whatever you want to slice out, should be on top. So, you will need to select it and move it to the front. After slicing all of them, select all the layers of the rainbow and size it to 11.5 (or your chosen finished size).
- Now, working with the cloud-cut files that you have uploaded into Design Space, you are going to see that they are just an outline. So, to get them to be the filled-in clouds we want, you will need to use Contour. Select a cloud. Make a duplicate. With the duplicate, choose Contour. Click on the center part of it. This will contour out the cut-out center. Your cloud should now be a solid piece.
- Make a copy of each contoured cloud. For each cloud that you are going to make, you need 2 copies that are contoured and 1 that isn’t. We’ll be cutting the 2 contoured ones out of blue felt and the un-contoured ones out of white vinyl.
- Grab a square and size it to 2”x24” or whatever size you want for the ribbon then duplicate them because you need 4 of them. You can arrange the ribbons below the rainbow however you like. This is strictly for visualization purposes. We won’t be cutting the ribbon with our Cricut.
- Move the clouds over to the bottom of each ribbon and size them accordingly. If you place all 3 layers of one particular cloud on top of each other and then select all of them, you can size all 3 pieces for each cloud at one time. We like to then adjust the top layer (the un-contoured one) and make it just a tiny bit smaller than the other layers.
- Grab a text box and type in the words you want. Change to the font you want to use. You can size the text and decrease the line spacing. You can also ungroup the text to manually move the letters together however you like and when you are satisfied, you can group the text back together again. With the text selected, choose Weld.
- Move the text over to the rainbow, and size and arrange however you’d like. You can change the color for visualization if you’d like. When you are satisfied with your design, you can move the text to the side and delete the ribbons.
- Click Make It. Be sure to mirror your Go click make it and make sure to mirror the text and the clouds because that will be cut with HTV. Click continue and connect to your machine. Then set the material to Everyday Iron-on.
- Put the HTV on the mat shiny side down. Load it into the machine to cut the text. Once it has been cut, you can weed it.
- Go back to Design Space to change the material to Felt/Wool Fabric. Insert your rotary blade into your Cricut Maker. Place the felt onto the mat and put the mat in the machine to cut. Once cutting is done, peel the felt off from the mat. Repeat until all of the colors of felt have been cut out.
- Now we are ready to start putting it all together. Start by hot gluing the Kraft board to the largest piece of the rainbow.
- Then, using your EasyPress Mini, place the HTV on each cloud and heat to adhere. Peel up the transfer tape. Now, hot glue the clouds and cloud backings on the ends of the ribbons. Then, hot glue the other ends of the ribbons to the bottom of the rainbow piece, attaching them to the Kraft board.
- Next, you can go ahead and hot glue the rainbow pieces onto the rainbow backing (the piece with the Kraft board) one by one to put the rainbow together. You want to sandwich the Kraft board inside of the rainbow.
- Now, place your text on the rainbow and arrange it however you like. Heat it with the EasyPress Mini and peel off the transfer tape.
- Lastly, take a piece of felt and cut a rectangle to make a pocket on the back of the hair bow holder for the rod. Hot glue it at the top and bottom and apply it to the back of the rainbow.
- Drill a couple of holes into your dowel near each end. . Insert the dowel into the rod pocket. Run a piece of cord into one of the holes at one end of the dowel. Tie it off. Run the other end of the cord into the hole at the other end of the dowel and tie it off to form your hanger.
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