It may seem like Monday if you were able to celebrate with the long weekend, but it is Tuesday and time for another Quick Tip.
My title says Fork Bows - the directions for making those tiny bows can be found all over the internet - that's how I found them. However, I decided to adapt the idea, so today I'm sharing how to make HAIR LIFT bows! I wanted to see if I could make a variety of sizes rather than just the tiny ones you make using the tines of a fork. I was scouting around Dollar Tree and, ah-ha! Hair Lift Combs - some hair lift combs have up to 12 tines which could allow for several size options. Hmmmmmmm? So I decided to try one out.
Here's the comb. I used a narrow satin ribbon, a little wider organza, and then Scrapper's Spools which can be difficult to tie into a bow.
First, fold a length of ribbon and loop it around the tines - I'm using 6 tines for this bow.
Take the end from the back, bring it over the front and down between the middle tines.
Take the front end back up and over the back end and then down between the same middle tines - both ends will be to the back now - one above the loops, one below. I found I had to be careful not to pull too much or the plastic tines would squeeze together.
Turn the Hair Lift over and tie the two ends - again, don't pull too tightly. Slip the bow off and trim the ends.
Here are the bows using different numbers of tines (must be an even number) for each.
For even wider loops, you could use the entire Lift, taking the ends between the 6th and 7th tines.
I'm pretty good at making larger bows, but this method sure helps with those smaller bows and/or thinner fibers.