A couple of years ago I made some bows for Kayla out of the t-shirt yarn. They are super easy to make and obviously you can make any color in the rainbow simply by converting an old tee shirt into yarn. This would be fun to make for Memorial Day or the 4th of July. Change up the colors to support your home team or your high school sports team.
I made two kinds of hair bows. One looks kind of like fireworks. The other one is a bit longer and lays flat and looks super cute around a bun.
Let’s start with the one I did around a bun.
Start with a 5” piece of t-shirt yarn. Fold it in half. Then wrap it around your elastic tucking the two ends through the loop and pulling it taut. Do that with each color filling up the band as you go.
In order to make the bun large and full I used a bun shaper. I found mine at Charming Charlies for $5 but then I bought more on Amazon for super cheap – you can get three different sized Hair Bun Shapers for $2.43 with free shipping.
To make the firework hair bow I cut my t-shirt strings to 4.5”. Then you just tie it in a knot alternating colors.
These are so simple to make and again you can make them to match any outfit just by finding t-shirts to match. Goodwill or your local thrift store is a great place to find some.
Want some more upcycled t-shirt ideas?
This was first posted July of 2014