Friday, May 13, 2011

Homemade Hairbow Stiffener

Looking for a way to prevent your hairbows from losing their shape?  Today I am going to share with you how to make your own hairbow stiffener.

You will need 2 ingredients for this project:  Sta-Flo liquid starch and water.  Mix equal parts of each into a spray bottle.  Spray your bows generously, and use a hairdryer on the hottest setting to blow dry your bows.  The heat reacts with the starch to create a stiff bow!  If you like your bows even stiffer, increase your starch and decrease your water when mixing together, and vice versa.

This is great for ribbon that is naturally soft and saggy...some of the printed grosgrain ribbon I have bought has been this way!  Spray those puppies and they will retain their shape longer.  Another nice thing about this is that you can re-spray as needed and you will not ruin your ribbon.

1 comment:

  1. Ive been looking through your tutorials today! they are so helpful, thank you for showing showing your technique im always looking for new styles of bows and accessories. Im excited to give this bow stiffner a try, and maybe my bows will have a more "professional" look. Do you buy the sta-flo at any store or is it a crafting thing that i should pick up at micheals?

    In case you were wondering I stumbled across your blog while browsing pinterest, im so addicted to that site!


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