April 02, 2016

DIY Leather Hair Bows

DIY Leather Hair Bows | CGH LifestyleIt’s Jen and Jodie here once again! Not sure about you but it seems like every Spring, we get an itch to make cute hair bows. Last year it was felt that had us swooning. This year, it’s all about the (faux) leather.  So, let’s make some leather hair bows. Shall we?

DIY Leather Hair Bows | CGH LifestyleSupplies:

  • Faux Leather – Found ours at Hobby Lobby in the Home Decorating Fabrics
  • Leather (optional) – Found this pretty aqua leather at Michaels Craft Store
  • Hair Clips
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors

DIY Hair Bows | BeautyHere’s what you need to do:

Step #1–  Cut out your 3 leather pieces.  Your first piece will be 7″ x 1  1/4″, your second piece will be 4″ x 1  1/4″ and your third piece will be 1/2″ x 2  1/2″.  (You can play with these sizes depending on how big or small you would like your bow.

Step #2–  Glue the ends of the largest leather piece together.

Step #3–  Glue the two centers together.

DIY Leather Hair Bows | BeautyStep #4–  Pinch the center together and glue.

Step #5–  Take your 2nd piece of leather and notch the ends.  Then, center your bow on top and glue to the “pinched” part of the bow.  (Continue to squeeze the bow together in the middle while completing the next and final step.)

Step #6–  Take the smallest leather piece and wrap around the center of the bow and glue on the back.

DIY Leather Hair Bows | DIY and Craft IdeasStep #7–  Decide what you want to attach the bow to.  I love to use an alligator clip (pictured above) because even if you decide you want to wear a headband, you can clip the bow onto the headband.  If you decide to go that route, you can cover your clip with some ribbon and hot glue.  Then, hot glue the bow to the clip.

DIY Hair Bow | Leather | FashionAnd there you have it!  Once you get the hang of it, you can go bow-making-crazy!

DIY Leather Hair Bows | CraftI can’t decide which one I love the most!

DIY Leather Hair Bows | Fashion | Beauty(This aqua one sure looks cute on our little Posie Pie.)

DIY Leather Hair Bows | AccessorySo, what do you say?!  Want to make some cute hair bows?

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  • samantha smith

    I like the way this looks.

  • Hannah Brown


  • Ana Sotelo

    I made these before and had lots of compliments. Will be making make more.

  • Imjustagirl

    so excited to try these, I love making hair things for my 5 grand daughters. It makes me happy to see them happy, and they look adorable when their hair looks pretty. Thank you for the ideas and instructions, can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

  • Cindy

    So cute & so easy to make!

  • Charlotte Mason

    Such a great idea

  • Charlotte Mason


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  • Michelle Zheng

    Looks so easy to do and I would do it if I had the materials.

  • Gess

    This is so cool! Wished I knew about this before I bought my really overpriced ribbons.

  • Abigail Merlan


  • اميره عبدالعزيز

    so pretty 🙂

  • Bea

    Its very cute tho😍 i love ur unique ideas😊👍

  • Role Play

    These leather bows are so cute! I really love wearing bows in my hair and also putting them in my sister’s hair. These bows are probably the cutest ones I have ever seen. I can’t wait to try them out!

  • Genesis

    Super cute I love these bows

  • Katherine Balsamo Schueller

    Love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jessica

    everything here is so cute! #loveit

  • sage rawls


  • Lacey Chadwick

    These are really cute, I love the blue one

  • Olivia Campbell

    I am entering th Brooklyn And Bailey competition and I really need a new laptop right now thx

  • Madzz

    Soo cool

  • Lanee Colarossi

    This is helpful to know, since previously I had tried this but couldn’t get the desired shape, because I wasn’t gluing it right. Thanks for this post!

  • Mariah Parks

    These are cute I really like the light blue one

  • Nina

    This is soo cool i’ve wanted to make bows for ages but haven;t found a good way to make them.

  • Sisters creating time

    Wow there so cute! good job.

  • Cecilia

    This is SO CUTE! Must try this. Just put it on my bucket list!

  • SmokeysRabbits


  • Mej Sutton

    <3 love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anna Thulin

    wow! those bows are adorable! I need to make some for my little sisters now!

  • Miranda benson

    Love this cute idea

  • Ms. Izzy Montero

    I wanna make this

  • Elizabeth Eike

    These are super cute!

  • Maria Paula Nucamendi

    loved this idea

  • ㋡Brianna Atkinson㋡

    These seems so easy and looks so cute! I’m definitely going to have to try it out for myself. Great idea!

  • Michaela Mcelhone

    I will for sure be making this, but I need all the products first ♥

  • Brianna

    These are so nice and creative, makes hairstyles look great

  • ST

    beautiful….. love this!!!!

  • Melanie

    This is so cute, and it looks like you’re more put together!

  • Emily

    Such a cute idea!!

  • Bailey Smith

    These are so adorable!

  • Francesca

    Love these bows

  • annabrgfld

    where did you get the leather?

  • Catalina

    These bows are super adorable!! And I love how it can just make a simple hairstyle more elegant or even adds an extra touch!

  • Sue Mo

    These are very adorable ty

  • Amanda Ricketts

    Will definitely be making one of these

  • Tania Melendez

    Not knowing how to use and or wear bows, this helped a lot. I can make my own bows and allow them to look nice and cute. Thank you so much for this! So going to try it. Jeremiah 29:11

  • Claire

    WOW! I love this idea so much😍

  • I’ll have to make my sisters neices some bows. Great tutorial.

  • tiffany

    really creative I tried it and it looks so cute

  • Paris Perez

    This is so cute!

  • carolinecorgi

    I love this idea!!

  • Jenna Ley

    That’s so cute!

  • Sarah Herald


  • Megan Turnbull

    Love it!

  • Kala Middlebrook

    super cute

  • Jazzy

    So Cute and such an original idea!

  • Jess Ball

    Such a good idea! I love the leather!!

  • leah

    love this!!!

  • Rust

    Very cute! I could make these1

  • Courtney Castle

    This is so cute!

  • Xictlaly and Dolores

    Great idea to try

  • Anmol S.

    LOVE IT!

  • Paula

    So cute😍!

  • Charlotte Mason

    So greay

  • Jorchet

    Love these bows!

  • Kirsten

    I need

  • Pastel.lydia

    This is AMAZING! 💗💕💖

  • Chowmander

    i love how easy this is

  • Sally Tiet

    These bows are super cute!! Can’t wait to make my own! 😍

  • Kathryn Fung

    I just made some of these and they are so adorable😊

  • Michelle Neri

    So cuuute

  • Macall


  • Jessica Stulberg

    I love the look of the leather at the same time its cheap and affordable

  • Maddie

    Super cute!!!🎀

  • Olivia Howe

    ❤ this. So practical, but cute too😄

  • Sarah M

    Love these

  • Happy Girl

    Love this post!

  • Luciana Bastida

    Wow it’s so easy to do!! Thanks <3

  • laura gargiulo

    How cute!!!

  • Isabella Matus

    The cutest bow I’ve ever seen 😻🎀

  • Grace Bernard

    So cute. Can’t wait to try it

  • katati

    I love this leather hair boys because it easy to make and it looks beautiful on your head. Also I like this idea because that way you can make you own bows and don’t buy them at shops. Love the design

  • Karli Gifford

    I love this so much omg, can’t wait to try it!

  • Elizabeth Ly

    This is, again, one of mm any favorite posts!! It’s so easy and affordable. I love bows and this helps me with building up my pile of bows. Love you guys!!

  • Shurouq Abdelhadi

    So cute and easy to make!

  • Ntito Chujor

    Love love love love

  • Haley Childress

    Love this and can’t wait to try it!!😍

  • Noelia Mateos

    its so easy and cute!!

  • celeste

    Awesome ribbon going to make a few ,thanks for the DIY.

  • Quyen Phan

    <3 gotta try to do this :3

  • Catalina Castro Ocampo

    Loved it

  • Farryn Baker-King

    OMG this is so amazing and so cheap and easy what a great idea
    so cute as well !!!!

  • Alli Kelly

    Adorable!! So cute!

  • Sherral

    These bows are so chic!

  • Layne Thompson

    So cute! I need to do this!

  • Charlotte Mason

    Love love love

  • kopal seth


  • Ct

    Trying this!!

  • Khulood

    Super cute

  • Alicia Chevalier

    I love hair accesories! I usually just buy mine in Claire’s have never tried to make my own.

  • Naomi

    I loved this! Definitely making these!

  • Lauren McCaffrey

    Such a good idea

  • Julie LaRose Lowder

    love this idea.!!! i’ll be trying it out.!!:) soo cute.!!!

  • Takhiya

    I love the bows❤️

  • So Fun!

  • Jurika Martinez

    these are so cute and easy to make =]]

  • yaniey

    need to do that

  • Emily

    Such a cool idea!!

  • Me

    Love it

  • Bayley

    Love these!

  • Kayla Rendon-Torres

    love it!

  • Angely Garcia

    Gorgeous! Love the leather❤️

  • Pidgeon

    Way cool!

  • Lola Queen

    So cool

  • Emma Arigo

    i just made one and they are so cute!

  • Tanith Soper


  • Lauren

    Those bows are super cute!!!

  • Jayda

    Cutest thing I have ever seen! Keep up with the great ideas!

  • ✿♪Talitha Bravo ☯∞

    That looks so cute

  • Dortheah

    Very cute

  • Serena W

    Wow these are cute and really snazzy looking!

  • Vanessa Diels

    It looks cool. I am going try this.

  • lestie112


  • Angelyn

    thats cool because instead of going to the shops to buy a bow, you can make it yourself! That’s such a great idea!

  • Ellie

    That’s so cool

  • Yana Bril

    lovelovelove :з

  • Sasha Tatum

    I love this DIY the blue one is my favourite

  • Salma

    love the idea!!

  • Lily

    Loveeeee!!!! Going to try this for my dogs collars(:

  • Amelia bateman

    It’s such a good idea and I find them really easy


  • hanh nguyen

    very cute!!

  • Kaye Ilarde

    Nice! I have to try this! 💕

  • Iliana


  • Megan Darbonne

    Awesome 🙂 need to try this

  • mikayla | invisible

    these would look so good on bags and stuff:)

  • Hannah Paxman

    Very cute and pretty! Gonna have to try this!!

  • Kay-Ann O

    Love these, so creative 😋

  • ✨Bëth✨

    going to try this

  • Natalie Cheung

    It’s really cute and chic at the same time, my sister will definitely love it 😃

  • Percola Hall

    I would love to try these

  • Carla Lee

    Pretty 🙂

  • Anna To

    Omg these are soo cute

  • hannah odonnell

    These are so cute!!! I really want to make them!!!

  • Madi

    Cutest thing ever!!!

  • Kristine Nguyen

    cute cute

  • Yan Yiu Rachel Chan

    this is so cute, im gonna make one for myself;)

  • Brittany

    Love these!

  • Elizabeth Ly

    This is one of my favorite posts because I wear a ton of bows! This helps so that I can make my own cute bows, which is cheaper. I love you guys!!!

  • Lydia Keating

    cute!! 🙂

  • Savannah

    Love this idea!

  • Ana Clara Rocha

    These are so cute!!!

  • Jennifer Luna Ayala

    I love making diys and this is going to be next did!!! Yay!!!!

  • Madison Glascott


  • Karina

    I love this diy I tried it and it’s amazing it is so much fun to make

  • Kylie Wilkin

    I love this idea

  • lili lopez

    cute and easy, ill definetly do it!

  • Michelle Martin

    So cute

  • Sam Barnet

    So going to try this

  • netmsa 101

    this is so awesome! i should make one

  • Gamar A

    aw this is so cute !

  • Jenna dole

    This is so cute!!😍😍

  • Hana Rasheed

    OMG they are adorable!!

  • Valeria Garcia

    These are so cute!!! They looks so simple and stylish; I’m excited to try them 😀

  • Shalina Shrestha

    Omg these r sooo cute

  • Stephanie Roman

    onw to doing this

  • karen

    I love itt!!

  • Misschicocrazy

    These are some of the cutest bows I’ve ever seen.

  • Clare Maguire

    I adore these! I want to make some in metallic colours!

  • Hima Biju

    omg this is amazing and so simple gonna try it for sure

  • Cristine Delgado

    Love the idea

  • Morginastic 16

    This DIY is so cute! I can’t wait to try it!

  • Abdou


  • Justine

    Wow this is sooooo fancy!

  • Sangha Han

    these would be so cute to glue onto head bands!!

  • Its Ileanna

    Have to try perfect for a craft day with my family

  • Maria


  • Donna Grant

    love the colors used! 👍🏼

  • Lindsey Cormier

    Love these !!

  • Emmy

    So cute!

  • Wendy Castro

    Bows are my fav so these are perfect.

  • Love these leather bows! So pretty!

  • mercy


  • Amara

    Love it

  • sabrina longman

    i love this! soo cute!

  • Amina

    this is such a cool idea i’ve got to try it 🙂

  • Sara

    This is so cute! I love it!

  • Rebecca

    So cute

  • Théa Smith

    These are so cool especially the turquoise one I’m in love 😍

  • Daisy

    omg thank you i needed something to do and make and now i can make this

  • Brooklyn McKelvey

    These are so pretty I would love to try it!

  • Zhmily Hill

    I have to make this for my little cousin…So Cute!!

  • Tilly Smith

    Omg that’s so cool !!

  • Raquel Reyes

    So cute!!!!

  • Kosett Burmeister

    AWWWW I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Idea!!! <3

  • Hallie C

    These are SO cute!!! Definitely want to try them out!

  • BH

    Definitely going to try this out !! 🙂

  • Blveious

    This is something I’m definitely going to make.

  • Iliana


  • Estabraq Al-Fadly

    really cool 😭😍

  • Amanda Borders

    These are so cute!

  • Linda Jankovska

    I am so trying this

  • Drina Christensen


  • ig:@AutumnMonet_

    Super cute 😍

  • Jenny Franco

    The blue one was the prettiest in my opinion.

  • Jenny Franco

    These are so cute my little sisters love bows and when she saw these bows she was amazed

  • Maite Sgambelluri

    I love this!!!

  • Ellen Keaveney

    Soooo cute !!!!!!!

  • Amber McFrederick

    Really cute!!!!

  • Katrina

    Big step up from those duck tape bows that were popular a couple years ago

  • Priyal Bole


  • Tori LaParr

    Have to try this!!! Super cute❤

  • TheBestOfBri

    great diy for spring!

  • Bailey – baileytube15

    I HAVE to try this!

  • Erin Carver

    These are too cute!!

  • Lauren L

    The blue one is so pretty!

  • Alemagnet

    I love them! The blue one is my favourite!

  • Jennifer De La Torre

    Omg! The bows look soooo cute!

  • Sheena Mirza

    Love the blue one!!

  • disqus_XxlzLIqHO1


  • carolinecorgi

    I can’t wait to make mine!

  • Victoria

    So cute!

  • mhz nimble

    Omg, i never thought of this!!, You guys are amazing!. xo

  • JP8675

    will be making these

  • Tay

    Looks lovely

  • cristie hue lam Chung


  • Octavia Florent

    These bows are the cutest!!!

  • japril

    what a cute idea!

  • Nicola Forbes

    Can you do this same process with ribbon?

  • Aiyana Solis

    This is a great idea I LOVE IT!!

  • DV


  • Sofia So

    These are so cute

  • Eve Wilson

    Great idea

  • Attika Afroz

    Definitely gonna try this one out!

  • Rawan


  • Alex Donohoe


  • M A R Y L O U

    Guess what I’ll be making this week?! ahah I love these, it’ll be added to my collection xx

  • Melina Garcia

    Love this idea ! My favorite. Will be doing for my niece !

  • Ankita J

    These are really simple and cute.

  • Mónica Mira

    Today that’s what I’m going to do!

  • Natalie1012

    Cute bows 💕

  • Stephanie Brander

    I serious love this one!

  • 2Girls

    Wow, I love it x

  • Nouzhat Yousuf

    Love it!! <3

  • Alyona

    i love it! Im going to try it with my sis.

  • Cristo Murio Por Ti

    Love love love!

  • Bella

    There soo cute

  • Victoria Aguirre

    So cute

  • Nikky2110

    They are so cute I am defenitely going to try it out

  • jøanna |-/

    These are so cute, and I can’t wait to try them!

  • Claudia Sanchez

    Love them. They’re so cute and easy to make

  • Beauty.03

    Makes me want to start making bow again!

  • Christina Ohmura

    These are super adorable and love diys!! I would like to see more things like these!

  • Julie

    These are soo cute

  • Hannah Peters

    The fabric over the clip is a great idea. It will fix all of the times that repositioning the bow has ruined my hair style.

  • Alejandra Villarroel

    they look soo cute!! <3

  • Bryionna Wilson

    Need to try this

  • Praise Chab

    so so so cute ♥ i might make these next school holidays 🙂

  • Bryionna Wilson

    So cute😻😻

  • Stacey

    cool seems so fun to make

  • Erika Chu

    So cute

  • Bansri Patel

    Cute ❤️

  • PAo10

    This is lovely!!

  • Jasmine

    Its simple yet so unique! I must try this.

  • az

    i really want to try these even though its going into autumn here in australia

  • Becca


  • Divya Agrawal

    Definitely gonna try.!

  • Cedez Jones

    So simple!! I love it 🙌🙌

  • Mo

    Love this!

  • Elizabeth Bui


  • Kaelin R

    Great DIY!

  • Shayla Tran

    I am obsessed with this DIY!

  • sophia cavalcante

    So easy, Love ir!

  • Wendy Diaz

    That’s such a cute DIY. I wonder if you can make really small ones and glue it to a elastic. That’s would be so cute❤️❤️

  • erica davis

    This is so adorable!!

  • mich.19

    Sooo Cute!

  • Kareen Nguyen

    Love it 🙂

  • Marielle W

    Love the hair bows great idea

  • Valerie Liska

    they are so easy i cant believe it

  • alh


  • Julia Larsen

    love it

  • Ariana Reynoso

    Making these

  • Heather Yackel


  • Ana Pau


  • Ellie DuRussel

    So cool

  • Jordyn


  • Shaolin Houle


  • America Cano

    These are soo cute and creative so chic!

  • Selihom Yosief

    Love these bows ❤️

  • Catherine Ching

    Cute and adorable!

  • marn_17

    love it!

  • 17_23

    Yasss!! Can’t wait to try it out!🎀🎀

  • Zaidy Zouain-Campos

    Yeeeeiiii… I’m a bows lover!! Literally I jump and scream like a little girl when I see or DIY one for myself. These ones ROCKS!! 😆

  • lovelyteaminternet

    Really loving these bows, since they easily pull an outfit together

  • Tania Ahmed

    I love this ideayou can save old leather accessories with this!

  • Alauki Patel

    I love these bows, they’re cute, fun, and adorable!<3

  • Emily Hoskins


  • Vanesa

    Cute!!! <3

  • S&S Vloging

    love it!

  • Leslye


  • Avery Allred

    Bows are adorable and these look really simple and cute, i’ll have to try it out sometime

  • Danielle k

    i gotta try this i am a bow freak for my girls

  • Nicole Andries


  • Mónica López


  • Habiba Amir


  • Amy Ayuso


  • Noa B

    These are so cute!

  • Charlotte Mason

    Need to try this !!

  • Haley Karshna

    I think I like the blue one the most!

  • Glowariana

    This is so cute definitely going to try this diy out🎀

  • hannah robino

    These are so cute!

  • Brooke Westfall


  • Angielisa Sirard

    So adorable!

  • Serida

    Amazing idea.

  • Rawan


  • Chaima Kh

    this is so cool!!

  • Rylee

    These are so cute! I definitely want to try making them!!

  • Amara


  • Noel

    so cute!! 🙂

  • Ally

    My fav post

  • Kay-Ann O

    Love them ❤️❤️

  • Aileen

    Theese ae so adorable and creative

  • Gaurav Sapra


  • Abby harris

    So cute 🎀

  • Noelle

    Love this

  • mdasopd

    Love thiss onee,its so nicee and i will make it and then post a pic about it

  • Areli Garcia

    Love this

  • Taylor Morgan

    So cute!

  • Caitlynn

    So pretty…going to try them out some day.

  • Kimberly Hsieh

    i really like the shape of these bows!

  • Ashley Anim

    Really like this diy

  • mfol


  • Paulina Rivas

    so cute!!!!

  • monia

    they are so cute I can not wait to try

  • Ashley Tufts

    These are so cute!😊

  • From Girl C

    This DIY is so cute…very cute!

    girl C

  • Lily

    These bows are really cute. Need to try making them.

  • Xictlaly and Dolores

    Going to try this🌸

  • Kali Absher

    Absolutely love these bows, it’s such a great unique twist. ❤️🎀😍

  • Allison

    These are really cute

  • Nicole Ann

    I made one in purple and turquoise… I am so in love with it!

  • Wendy Sifuentes

    I love these. 🎀❤️

  • Hannah Squires

    So cute!

  • Katya Bashmakova

    this is so cool!

  • Sayra Garcia

    Love the aqua

  • Tibebe S. Biru

    Love the idea😊

  • Holli✌️

    I can make these for cousins☺️