Easy Bow Tutorial

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My little Kara is a true girly-girl.

She loves everything pink, pretty, and fun. She’s also super excited about her new Minnie in Paris book, and we thought it would be fun to create a special Minnie-inspired hair bow for Kara and her doll!

Simple Hair Bow Tutorial

This DIY hair bow tutorial is not only cute, it’s SO easy, and your darling Disney-fan will love her new bow and companion dolly-bow!

Each of the steps in the photo above is outlined in the instructions at the bottom of the post. This project takes just a little ribbon and hot glue to create a simple but precious hair bow for your little girl and her favorite doll.

Simple Hair Bow Tutorial

Minnie in Paris is Kara’s favorite book at the moment, so it was fun to take on this little DIY fashion project with her at my side.

Scissors and hot glue meant she couldn’t be hands-on, but she was definitely my little fashion designer, coaching me from the sidelines!

Simple Hair Bow Tutorial

About Minnie in Paris

Fashion is Minnie’s passion! And, as a result, she’s been invited to show her bows on the runways of Paris!

At the airport, Minnie is so busy taking care of her nieces, Millie and Melody, that she accidentally switches suitcases with Penguini the magician–and finds that his suitcase is full of bunnies instead of bows! Minnie must round up the mischievous little bunnies, find Penguini, and make her bows in time for the show. Will she make it?

Readers are treated to a stunning tour of famous Parisian locations, from the Louvre to Tuilleries Gardens to the Eiffel tower, to a classic Parisian bistro—all in search of Penguini’s bunnies.

Simple Hair Bow Tutorial

I used a simple piece of velcro to transform the second bow into a companion accessory for Kara’s doll. You could really make any number of bows to swap out on the doll this way!

Simple Hair Bow Tutorial

I hope you enjoy this fun and easy Minnie-inspired hair bow tutorial!

Be sure to check out the official Minnie in Paris page, as well as follow Disney Publishing on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

'Minnie in Paris' inspired hair bow tutorial


Materials are for 2 bows, one for a little girl and one for her doll.

(2) 5" lengths of 7/8 in ribbon

(2) 1.5" lengths of 3/8 in ribbon

1 ponytail holder

1 small piece of velcro

hot glue



1. Fold your 5" ribbon in half and make a crease to show the center. Add a thin line of hot glue to the center line and fold your ribbon in on both sides. Glue ends to the line in the center.

2. Place a small dot of hot glue just in the center of the bow and pinch together. Let it cool and dry for a moment.

3. In the area you just pinched, fold the top and bottom of the pinched area back the other way, and place two small glue dots on the top and bottom. Pinch again, let cool and dry.

4. Choose one side of your bow (use the less desirable side, if there is one) and place a dot of hot glue in the center. Attach your pony tail holder and let dry.

5. Glue the 1.5 inch piece of ribbon around the center of your bow and around the pony tail holder. Cut the excess bow after the glue dries.

6. Repeat steps to create companion doll bow, but instead of using the pony tail holder, simply use a small piece of velcro on the back of the bow and on the doll's head. This is a fun way to make interchangeable bows for your child's dolls!

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