hair bow on top of head

This is Lyndie. She and my daughter, Maddie, have been good friends for a long time. Lyndie knows our grace. Maddie knows the grace at Lyndie’s house, too. Now that’s a sign of a good friendship.


I recently saw a photo of Lyndie on Facebook, taken during spring break. Her hair was in the CUTEST bow I have ever seen. She told me it was really easy, and that it doesn’t fall out. And then she agreed to share the how-to with all of us. {Yay!} She starts by putting her hair in a high ponytail.

put hair in high ponytail

putting hair in high ponytail

high ponytail

Next, she pulls part of the ponytail through the hair tie like she is going to make a messy bun, making sure that the tail is hanging in the front. Isn’t she cute?

pull part of ponytail through

This is the part that I think is so clever. See the loop of hair that’s sticking out of the ponytail? She splits it in half.

split the loop in half

Then, using the tail of the ponytail, she wraps it around the bow, and tucks it into the back side of the hair tie. She doesn’t mind having the leftover hair showing in the back, but she said you could keep wrapping it around, then tuck it in and bobby pin it if you like that look better. The good thing about the way she does it, is that the only thing required for her to get this look is a hair tie. I didn’t get a photo of the back, but a small piece of hair sticks out the bottom side of the hair tie. It was perfect for hanging around the beach during spring break. This took her about a minute to create.

wrap around the bow

wrap around the hair bow

tuck into hair tie

Here she is with the finished bow. It reminds me a little of a Dr. Seuss character, so whimsical and fun. I don’t think this photo could be any cuter! Cute girl and cute bow.

hair bow on top of head

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26 Responses to How to Make a Hair Bow {Literally}

  1. Amy says:

    OMG.. this is the silliest and most fabulous thing I have ever seen.. I can’t wait to try it! Mostly because my boyfriend will HATE it! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Love this! So simple and way cute :)
    Id love to have you come link this up my link party.
    Sunday Round Up 3 blogs = 1 party

  3. Tami says:

    That is adorable. I tried a similar version on my daughter over Christmas with just the front portion. You have inspired me to try again. So cute!
    ~Tami @ Curb Alert!

  4. Jenny says:

    Oh my goodness! Too funny! I love it! I’d love for you to share this at my weekly link party at We go live Tuesday night at 8 EST. I’m following via bloglovin.

  5. What a fun idea! I’d love for you to link up with Crafty Cousins.

    See you soon!
    ~Natalie @ Crafty Cousins

  6. Rasha says:

    oh easyy..great tutorial I will try it for sure :)

  7. haha.. I love this! I just pinned it
    Thanks for making me smile. so cute.

  8. Allison says:

    Now that’s pretty cute!!

  9. That is SO CUTE! I’ll definitely be trying this today!

  10. This is so awesome! I would love it if you shared this at my Sharing Time Linky:
    I hope you’ll want to! :)
    Have a great week :)

  11. […] the tutorial I shared last week for a bow made from hair? (you can see it here) Well, it made my day when my sister in California texted me these photos of my niece with the hair […]

  12. You did an awesome job! You hair looks sooo pretty. I would love for you to link up to my linky party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  13. Crystal says:

    I just stumbled upon this at work. I immediately went into my bathroom and did this to my hair. Then sent a picture to all my friends. Then uploaded the picture to facebook. I LOVE IT!!!

  14. I just wanted to let you know that I have featured you over at our Sunday Round Up. Come on over and grab a feature button and I hope we see again this week. :)

  15. Lyuba says:

    Oh my gosh!! That is so adorable. I can’t help but giggle every time I look at that picture. Too cute!

  16. Onna says:

    I seriously can’t wait to try this. lol.

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