Balloon Hair Bows

Balloon Hair Bows

These hair bows make fun birthday presents or as a fun package topper. I made them during my daughters birthday party as their take-home/wear home gift! Balloon hair bows last for many years and are very durable, But for best results do not leave in a hot car. I learned the hard way. (grin)

What you need

8-12 8″ or 9″ Balloons
Metal Hair bow clip


Step 1
Temporarily remove the metal clasp on the hair bow clip and turn the top of the clip curved side down.

Step 2
Layout the balloons in whatever color scheme you like. I prefer using 2-3 colors and alternating colors in order, making sure I put the same color on both ends. Flip-flop the balloons so that they are laying in a row with one upside down, one faced up etc.

Step 3
Begin tying the balloons in a knot one by one on the metal clip. (Balloons might slightly inflate while tying, this makes for a full-cute bow) Remember, one goes opening end up and one goes with the opening end down. Centered with the middle of the balloon tied in the knot. Push the balloons close together on the clasp.

Step 4
Put the metal clasp back together after all the balloons are tied on.

Step 5
Further embellish with shoelaces or beads. Theme your barrettes with plastic accessories tied to the middle of the bow like black plastic spiders for Halloween or hearts for Valentines day!

Try using water bomb balloons for a different look, water bomb balloons are also more suitable for smaller clips and clasp.

This project was contributed by Rachel Webb. Shafer


  1. its not really cute. but its ok.

  2. This was awesome! I did it with my kids and they loved it!

    Ihave 2 girls named Emily and Willow and it was great!

    They wear it to school almost every day,atleast they use it.

  3. This is a cute project. It would be nice if there were a few more pictures of the process with all of the kids pojects I have looked at. Very nice site.

  4. awsome so funky

  5. These have been around for years I had them in the 80’s but unfortunately didn’t know how to make them back then! What an awesome page. They don’t get tangled as you would think unless you’re putting it in hair that hasn’t been brushed. Balloons are a choking hazard so just use common sense when you make these, think about where they are going and if there are little ones around that could choke on them.

  6. looks weird and wonderful it would get tangled in your hair though

  7. Cute idea. The instructions were not as clear as they could be.

  8. Balloons are actually VERY dangerous for children. I have known a child that died from choking on a balloon.

  9. very cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Even if this is from a book i think this is a cool idea.

  11. I love these little guys thank you so much

  12. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    Thank you for your comment, please send us a scan or copy of the page and we will look into it. Unfortunately we can’t read every book to double check for plagiarism and due to the fair use policy we are able to use certain images from books.

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