As the gift giving begins, out comes the spools upon spools of ribbon. It’s always fun to perfectly tie up a present, but we’ve got a use for the silky stuff that’s even better… put it in your hair! If you thought the days of ribbon wearing stopped once you graduated elementary school, you’re sorely mistaken, friend. The classy (not to mention cheap) hair accessory can spice up a whole bunch of hairstyles in a totally grown up kind of way. Whether you need something to wear to a holiday party or you’re just looking to spice up your daily ‘do, here are 12 ways to use ribbon in your hair (via BRIT + CO.)
1. Beautified Halo Braid: The halo braid is gorgeous on its own, but twist in a gold ribbon throughout the style and it’s sure to be a hit. This isn’t the easiest style to master, but once you get it down your braiding options are endless. (via Once Wed)
2. Ribbon Headband: Sure, you could just cut a long strand of ribbon and tie it around your head, but let’s be honest: ribbon slips easily and nobody wants to be fiddling with their hair all day. Here’s a secret tip to try to keep that ribbon in place: glue a strand of ribbon to a basic plastic headband for more support and simply tie it together at the bottom. (via Missy Sue)
3. Ribboned French Braid:Full disclosure: this tutorial is in Russian, but you’ll be able to pick up how they create this unique look just by watching. Plus, if you learn a little bit of Russian along the way, that never hurts. (via YouTube)
4. Mini Bow: Sleek, simple and totally timeless, this half-up, half-down ‘do gets a facelift with just a small piece of ribbon tied into a charming bow. (via Running on Happiness)
5. Bow Tied High Pony: If you want to take the previous hairstyle up a notch, upgrade from half up to fully up and a mini bow to a giant bow. If you try this look, make sure to keep the ribbon tails long and flowing for a whimsical touch. (via Glam Meets Glam)
6. Ballerina Bun: Leave it to our favorite gal Lauren Conrad to turn a basic bun into a showstopper. Gather up your hair and twist into a bun just like you normally would, then form a strand of ribbon into a bow and it pin to the side of the bun. (via The Beauty Department)
7. Lace Pony: Dress that tail up with a bit of lace to achieve this antique look. Keep it romantic with lace or swap it out for a sparkly ribbon if you’re in need of some extra holiday spirit. (via Bridal Musings)
8. Twisted Top Knot: This vlogger takes us through a whopping six different ways to use ribbon in your hair, but our favorite is the top knotted bun. She pretty much uses the same technique here as the side pony pictured above, except instead of keeping it down she twists and pins it up into a bun. (via YouTube)
9. Twisted Tale: If you’re into the braided crown but can’t quite get the hang of it, this side pony interweaves the ribbon similarly, but with a twist rather than a braid. Consider this a simplified or starter version of the wrap-around hairstyle. (via Refinery29)
10. Curled Ribbon: For a voluminous, tousled version of the classic, half-up, half-down look pictured above try this style that first curls the whole head, then turns the pulled up section into a fishtail. To help the ribbon blend in to this curled ‘do, simply curl the ribbon! (via Irrelephant)
11. Rainbow Fishtail: Transform a basic fishtail into a color explosion. This tutorial uses yarn in the braid, but this could easily be replaced with thin strands of ribbon for a shiny, fancier look. (via A Beautiful Mess)
12. Dutch Braided Headband: Take that ribbon headband one step further and actually braid it into the front of your head. If you have bangs that you don’t want to worry about, here’s a great way to get rid of them for the evening. (via Missy Sue)
Would you try any of these styles? Share a snap of how you wear ribbon in your hair with us! @ribbonandbowsohmy
These cute veggie prints are a great kid-friendly craft! You just need some veggies (ones that are on their way to the Compost Bin are fine!), fabric paint, an iron and wax paper and some good lookin’ substrates. Pillows, totes and tea towels are all great destinations for these cute prints! Head to Craft and Creativity for more inspiration!
Friends, I am the first to admit that cleaning is not my favorite thing in the world. I absolutely love to organize, but cleaning? Not so much. Every year when spring cleaning time rolls around, I vow that this year will be different, that I will find the perfect printable on Pinterest print it off, and complete every single task on the list!
Do you know how many times I’ve done that successfully? Approximately zero. 🙂
Oh, I’ll print off the sheet. Sometimes I even do a few of the tasks. But with 10-15 tasks usually listed for each room of the house, I quickly get discouraged and abandon my best laid plans.
Because of my terrible track records with spring cleaning plans in the past, this year I decided that I would take matters into my own hands and come up with a plan that is 100% my own.
I call it my five point plan.
You see, while 10-15 tasks might seem overwhelming to me, five seems like a much more manageable number. I can handle five tasks in each room, especially if I get to decide what those tasks are going to be. When I came up with this brilliant plan, then, I knew I would have to create a pretty printable to go with it, so that is exactly what I did.
My list is simple. I broke it down by area of the house and left space to add five tasks for each room. I figure that if I can hit one room each weekend for the next few months, I can easily complete my list before spring ends.
Five tasks per weekend? That I can handle. I can make them as big or small as I want and focus on the areas in my house that really need the most attention. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Oh, and of course I’m giving you a copy of my pretty spring cleaning checklist too! Simply click below to download your free copy!
Are your kids always pulling tricks on you? Be sure to get them back this year with this silly trick!
We found this fun prank on the Make it & Love it blog!
A cup of juice, a bag of chips, and a few cookies. Looks harmless enough, right?
Oh… but it’s not! 🤣
Once they take a sip of the juice, nothing will come up the straw. In fact, the straw is seemingly stuck in the juice……because……..it’s JELLO!!!!!
Make Jello like normal, but pour into clear glasses. Insert the straw and then let it set up in the fridge like normal
Just open up some Oreos, scrape out the cream with a knife, place a blob of WHITE toothpaste in the center and squeeze the 2 cookies back together. (They look exactly the same.) Place them back in the Oreo container and pass around to friends or co-workers
Open chips from the bottom, dump out the chips (save in a bag for later) pour carrots inside, and use hot glue to re-seal the bottom of the bag. Actually, if you seal almost the entire bottom closed and then blow some air into the little opening before sealing the rest of the bag shut….it’ll look more puffed up like a bag of chips
This is one of my favorite projects because key fobs are so easy and useful! Plus, they are fun for the whole family. You can give one to every family member so they never lose the house key or keep it as an accessory on your key ring. They also make great gifts! Super simple and personalized.
Your chances of finding a four-leaf clover in your yard are pretty slim, but we guarantee you’ll hit the jackpot with this marshmallowy treat!
The blog Sugar & Cloth shared this clever idea for mixing Lucky Charms with Chex cereal for a festivite—and not too sugary—take on the classic puffed rice bar. The best part: you can melt the marshmallows in the microwave, then just let the treat cool before chowing down. A no-bake dessert? Now that’s charming. Get the recipe.
Sometimes you need a video, and then other times you just need a reminder! We love the visual tutorial as a companion to the video tutorial. So handy! Pin this and keep it in a good spot so you never miss a move while making your Boutique Bows!