Cute + Crafty: Back-to-School DIY Crayon Hair Bows

Get ready to go back to school with these adorable DIY crayon hair bows. Make them in every color of the rainbow so you can rock a different color every day of the week!

January 03, 2022

Show off a new color every day of the week with these cute, crafty and customizable DIY crayon hair bows. Whether your kids are heading back to school after the holidays or gearing up for a new school year in the summer, this is the perfect hair accessory to inspire their creativity.

DIY Crayon Hair Bows
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Materials + Supplies

  • paintbrush
  • low-temp hot glue gun
  • hair clip
  • toothpick

Print + Cut

Print out the pattern onto card stock and cut out all of the pieces, which include the crayon shape and two oval patterns (Image 1 + 2).

Trace the Design Onto Faux Leather

Trace the three white pieces onto the back of a piece of colorful faux leather (Image 1). Trace the black pieces onto the back of black faux leather. Cut out all of the pieces (Image 2 + 3).

Start Gluing

Use tacky glue to attach the crayon-shaped piece onto the back of the faux leather (Image 1 + 2). Glue the wavy black shapes on top (Image 3). Let dry completely.

Cut Out Your Crayon

Once dry, cut out the crayon shape again (Image 1 + 2).

Glue on the Tabs

Use a low-temp hot glue gun to glue the tabs on each side of the oval pieces into the center (Image 1 + 2). You’ll end up with a large bow and a small bow (Image 3).

Glue It Together

Use your hot glue gun to glue the two bows on top of the crayon shape (Image 1 - 3).

Add the Clip

Hot glue a hair clip to the back of your design, making sure the hinge faces the front of the bow (Image 1 + 2).

The Finishing Touches

Add hot glue to the end of the black rectangle (Image 1). Glue the rectangle so it covers the bottom of the hair clip. Use a toothpick to help press it into place (Image 2). Let dry.

Add more glue to the center of the bow (Image 1) and wrap the rectangle around (Image 2). Let dry. Add glue to the next section of the rectangle and feed it back under the hair clip, pulling it tight and pressing it into place with a toothpick (Image 3 + 4). Trim the excess fabric (Image 5).

Show Off Your DIY Crayon Hair Bows + Make More

You're all done! Show off your crafting skills (Image 1 - 3) and then make DIY crayon hair bows in every color of the rainbow (Image 4)!

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