4th of July Diamond Mesh Hair Bows

Recently I had the incredible opportunity of sharing an evening with some of the most talented and creative people I know! We talked, ate yummy cookies, made new friendships, toured our awesome store and warehouse, and of course made a cute little bow. While on the tour of The Ribbon Retreat one of these incredible ladies, Adrienne from Free Time Frolics, saw our awesome Diamond Mesh. She immediately was inspired and knew she had to create something wonderful with it! And, today she is sharing her inspiration with us and showing us how to create the cutest 4th of July Mesh Bows! Enjoy! But first, what inspires you?

Hello everyone I am Adrienne From Free Time Frolics.  I blog about lots of things… food, sewing, diy and printables. 
  Today I am sharing a fun and easy hair bow that is perfect for any time of year but especially for the 4th of July!  Every 4th I dress my kids super patriotic.  The boys usually get some sort of T- shirt and hat while little miss gets whatever my mind has come up with.  Skirts, hats, knickers, I get creative!  This year the Ribbon Retreat asked me to come up with something for the 4th and I was excited to get my hands on some Diamond Mesh.  It comes by the yard and about 4 inches wide. It is perfect to use for bows, headbands or to hand stitch on to clothing. 

4th of July Diamond Mesh Hair Bows - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
So here is a picture step by step with the details down below.
4th of July Diamond Mesh Hair Bows - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
1. Start with these basic supplies. 
glue gun
fabric or ribbon scraps
needle and thread

Diamond Mesh Diamond Mesh and Clips Button Single Prong Clips

2. Cut mesh to size of bow wanted. Mine are this size.
small: 6 x 2.5
large: 4.5 x 13.5
fold in half and overlap ends
3. Stitch seams together 
4. Wrap center piece around
5. Slide Barrette onto center mesh
6. Stitch the ends of the center

 You can embellish your bows however you like.  If you need to use glue use E6000. Hot glue will not adhere to the diamond mesh. I used the E6000 to add my little stars. 

These bows would be perfect for a costume, cheerleading, dance performance or a bow tie for your puppy. 

4th of July Diamond Mesh Hair Bows - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

4th of July Diamond Mesh Hair Bows - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
I love how they turned out.  These would be adorable in any color.  They remind me a little of Madonna in the 80’s or that big old bow in Hello Kitty’s fur.  Be sure to check out the color selection. Tons of colors and reasons to make some for your little miss! 
So how to you dress your kids for the 4th of July??
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I am lovin’ these mesh hair bows. They are unique, full of personality and perfect for the 4th of July! They would also be so perfect for a dance recital, volleyball match, everyday wear or even sitting proud on your little fella as a handsome bow tie! The possibilities are endless with this great diamond mesh material and the best part…it is CHEAP!!! For only $3.00 you can get a whole yard of this incredible stuff and it comes in 8 fabulous colors! And, as you can see by Adrienne’s fabulous bows, this mesh is easy to work with and the final product looks incredible!

Thank you for sharing these fun bows with us Adrienne! Make sure to visit Adrienne at Free Time Frolics for more fun and fabulous projects. You will find her cooking…yum, sewing and designing the most awesome patterns!

The 4th of July holiday is right around the corner, and I am having so much fun with all of these creative and fabulous patriotic projects! The richness of the red, white and blue colors and the bold stripes and shiny stars are getting me excited for fireworks, BBQs, parades and all things 4th of July! Here are some more red, white and blue projects to get you even more excited for all of your 4th of July festivities…

Learn how to make a cute apron with a ruffle edge.
4th of July Apron

Use fun fabric yo-yos to make fun speciman art.
Patriotic Yo-Yo Craft

Stars and Stripes Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}
Stars and Stripes Bow

Earlier I asked what inspired you? I would love to hear all about your inspirations! I am inspired by my family, good books, beautiful music and FABRIC! Ok, your turn….

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