Tuesday, January 4, 2011

{The Bow}

If you didn't already know this about me....I love all things girly and I especially love big, HUGE hair accessories for my little lady....but I'm not going to lie....I have been a bit jealous of the gorgeous pieces she gets to wear atop her pretty little head. I have tried her bows and head bands on before but I am greeted with a horrified look on Ian's face as he tells me "It looks fine." Well, as all you women out there know...fine is just not an option!

So as I was shopping around Joann's the other day I came across this pretty little peacock feather. I knew that I had to have it and that I would finally....FINALLY have my very own hair accessory.

I simply busted out the glue gun and a alligator clip and hot glued the peacock feather down! I must say...I am in love! Still unsure if I can pull of the look but loving every minute that I try!


Trying out the clip on NYE

I loved it and although I was dubbed "the bird" I think everyone else secretly loved it too! :) Best part about this project? It cost me about $1.50 (after coupon!) and took me about 5 minutes to complete...most of which was searching for my hot glue gun!

What do you think? Love, hate, indifferent?  Let me know!

Woo Hoo!! Turns out I'm not the only one diggin big girl hair accessories! This project was featured!
Thanks Jordan and Kristin!!

PS. It's a new year around here and I want to try and bring you some fresh, new things....what would you....my amazing readers like to see/hear? I am up for whatever ideas you have!!!!

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  1. well i saw it in person and LOVED it!! i didnt realize you'd made it, although i guess i should have assumed..... it was amazing and totally completed your outfit. and I agree, i'm always jealous of the cute bows my little girl gets to wear!


  2. So cute! I love how it turned out and you can sooo pull it off!

  3. I love!! You can also put the feathers on felt for more support=) xoxox Amy Kirsch

  4. I like it!! :)
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  5. I think I love it!

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  6. It looks great on you! You can absolutely pull it off, the colour looks lovely against your hair, well done! I too have upon occasion raided my 3 year olds hair bow collection, I think we all do!

    Here from thrilling thursday, have a great weekend;)

  7. I dig it, but I doubt I could pull it off... Following you from Boost My Blog Friday!

  8. Very cute! I wear giant flowers and bows all the time, but have no idea how to make them myself! Tutorial????

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  9. I, too, am often caught with my daughter's hair accessories in my own hair. Why, not? We can be extra girly at any age, right?:)


    I'm going to follow you because we have the same girly philosophy:) Come follow me, too.

  10. I love it!! I am way into hair accessories as well! I think it look GREAT!! I am now a new follower of your blog, hopefully you will check out mine as well!

    Kelli @ loveoursimplelife.blogspot.com

  11. I love it!! I actually have a "bow" that is very similar from Urban Outfitters...although I'm pretty sure I paid like $30 for it. :( I'll have to remember to go to JoAnn's next time!!

  12. I've been known to wear MANY of the "baby" bows/headbands on my site! Love the feather headbands, especially. Great work! I'll tell you what... just because you look SO CUTE in your feather headband... Here is a special discount for RLM-followers who don't want to make the hair pieces themselves (just in case)! Get 15% off when you use discount code: RLM15. Whether you buy something for your little one or for YOU, enjoy this special discount, just because the RLM is SO AWESOME!!! :)


  13. Love that you made it more grown up. I must confess that sometimes I wear adorable hair accessories that I might be a little bit too old for, now I can try this!
    Amie @ http://www.kittycatsandairplanes.blogspot.com/

  14. SO sweet! I love the girlie bows too! It looks great on!

  15. I LOVE IT! I think I need to find myself some feathers, hair clips, hot glue and get to making mine own, too. A pretty bow/barrette can make any outfit stylish!

  16. I have shared your concerns with the bows/flowers that are out now. Every time I try on a headband with some cute thing on it I look like an old lady trying to be in Jr High. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!! I think the feathers adds a bit of sophistication that makes it more grown up. You can definately pull it off! Do you have a tutorial. I have to try this.

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