This fall I kept seeing this pic floating around the internet and thought the idea was super cute.
So I decided to make superhero hair bows for one of my nieces for Christmas.
I started by covering a penny in two layers of polyester lining fabric. A quick running stitch around the outside of a circle can easily be drawn up to encase any round, flat object like this.
After pulling the running stitches snugly I took a dozen or so stitches in all directions over the back to ensure the front would lay smoothly and snugly over the coin.
Then I painted them. Each covered coin received a coat or two of paint as a base coat (in this case white) which was allowed to dry fully before any additional paint was added.
I pulled a variety of ribbons from my ribbon bag and my husband and I came up with what we thought were the best combination of ribbon colors to superhero logos.
I needed a foundation onto which to attach the decorations and I found these little barrettes that I hoped might be the right size to stay in her very fine hair.
I stitched the ribbon (or in this case lace) to each barrette before stitching on the superhero logo. Here I've stitched it on with white thread so you can see but I did most of them with clear/ monofilament thread.
For some reason I forgot to take a picture of all of the finished bows but here, at least, is a pic of all of the painted logos.
Supergirl, Wonderwoman, Batgirl, Captain America, and the Green Lantern
It was a fun project and though they turned out very different from the inspiration pic I'm very happy with the result. As for my niece, I think she was happier with the personalized snowglobe we put together. After all, it's a snowglobe and she's not entirely comfortable keeping 'stuff' in her hair yet, which is cool with me because some days neither am I.
Hope your week has started out positively.