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12 Ways to Rock Ribbon in Your Hair 🎀

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 

For all of your ribbon needs, shop HERE

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

Perfect DIY Gift for Mom! <3

This Woven Heart is the perfect Mother’s Day gift! AND pretty easy..just remember, the *woven* part of it is literal! You’re going over-and-under, like a lattice pie crust or a woven headband.

MATERIALS:

  • 2 x 4 inch piece of 3/8 Grosgrain, 1 Red & 1 Pink (ends sealed)
  • 2 x 4.5 inch piece of 3/8 Grosgrain, 1 Red & 1 Pink (ends sealed)
  • 1 partially covered alligator clip (using 4.5 inches of 3/8 Pink Grosgrain) (ends sealed)
  • rotary cutter OR scissors
  • lighter, glue gun, thread

Purchase all of your ribbon, clips, and more HERE

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

 

 

DIY Heart Notebook ❤️

Want to make a cool and pretty unique card for Valentine’s Day? Or for any other lovely occasion really? Have the kids make this adorable DIY heart notebook and let them fill in the heart shaped pages with their drawings or have them write fun messages. This is a wonderful keepsake that will be cherished for years to come!

We just love this cute and simple craft from Easy Peasy and Fun!

Making Mother’s day cards can be a fun activity for the classroom or in the home and this awesome DIY heart notebook will make things even cooler. Needles to say this cool crafty project doubles up as a homemade mother’s day gift too!

What you need

  • our printable heart template HERE – you can also draw the template
  • pencil
  • printer
  • red construction paper
  • print paper (we used 5 sheets, you can use more or less)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • printer
  • ribbon- Shop HERE
  • drawing materials (crayons, pencils, markers…)

Optional: yellow paper (or any other color), biodegradable glitter, stickers, sequin…

STEPS:

Cut out the template or drawing

Fold a sheet of print paper in half

Fold it in half again

Place the heart template in the corner (the bottom of the heart in the corner with no open flaps). Trace the heart with pencil. Cut the heart out – only cutting along the upper part of the heart (the arches)

Unfold (you should get a “4 leaf clover” shape). Draw something nice or write a nice little message

Fold in half. *One heart at the top, two hearts folded in half*. Repeat with as many sheets of paper as you want – one sheet is one page of the book (well technically a 2 page spread).

Take one of the drawings. Unfold. What you need to do is push the “side hearts”, the ones that you folded in half in the previous step, inside. When done, you should get a nice heart shape. Repeat with all other pages.

Time to assemble the DIY heart notebook

Apply glue on one side of the heart. Press another heart shape on the first one.

Apply the glue on the next heart shape. Glue the third one on top of that. Continue until you run out of hearts.

Take the heart shape template again and trace it 2 times on the red construction paper. Cut it out.

Apply glue on the white heart shape (across all the surface) Place ribbon across the center of the heart (don’t cut the ribbon just yet).

Shop our adorable Valentines ribbon prints HERE

We are in LOVE with this Valentine Gingham print! Click the photo to shop!

Place the red heart on top. Turn to the other side, apply glue, ribbon and another heart.

Cut the ribbon (leave enough it can be tied in a bow).

You can leave the heart as is, or add a smaller heart inside the heart, using a different color.

You can add a message on the cover of your DIY heart notebook.

Tie the ribbon and you are done!

Your DIY heart ribbon is ready to be gifted to someone special!! 😍

ALSO! Don’t forget to check out our latest sale! Click photo to shop!

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀