Duct Tape Hair Bow & Covered Clip

Today I am sharing two of Julia’s (my 13 year old daughter) duct tape tutorials. All of your comments on her duct tape bracelet last month really made her day.

Here are her tutorials for a duct tape hair bow and a duct tape covered hair clip. Julia worked hard to write out this tutorial and have me take pictures of the process. Be sure to give her some comment love. :)

Take it away, Julia!

Are you tired of your bangs always being in your face? Well, here are two dressy solutions to your problem.


  • Duct Tape
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Bobby Pin


1. Cut an 8 inch piece and a 5 inch piece of duct tape.

2. Cut a 1/2 inch piece of duct tape to use in step 5.

3. Fold the 8 inch and 5 inch pieces in half so that the short ends meet.

4. Place the small piece on top of the long piece and fold them together in the middle like you would a fan.

5. Place the 1/2 inch piece of duct tape you cut in step 2 around the middle of the bow.

6. Cut the ends of the bow so that they are rounded.

Mom’s note: I believe it would be easier to round the ends of the bow pieces after step 3 instead of at this point. That would also allow you to cut the smaller bow piece as well. But, I’m just the mom so what do I know. 😉

7. Place the bobby pin into the small loop (that you placed around the center of the bow in step 5) on the back of the bow.

8. Put the bow in your hair.

You can change this bow up by using two different colors of duct tape so that they short piece is a different color than the long piece.


  • Duct Tape
  • Scissors
  • Snap Clip


1. Cut a piece of duct tape that is 2 1/2 inches long.

2. Place the snap clip on the duct tape so the top of the clip is on the tape.

3. Cut around the outside edge of the snap clip.

Julia’s note: This is a “sticky” process so cut off the excess tape as you are going around and set it to the side to throw it away.

4. Cut the inside edge of the snap clip.

Julia’s note: This is very hard. Try not to hurt yourself.

5. Fold any excess duct tape towards the back of the clip. That way the clip won’t get stuck in your hair.

6. Place the clip in your hair and your hair won’t be in your face anymore.

Julia 😀

I think Julia did a great job of explaining the processes she uses to make duct tape hair bows and clips. I am glad she has been willing to share her ideas with us. I know she has many more creative duct tape projects for me to feature in the coming months.

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  • Dad

    Proud of my daughter and granddaughter for how crafty they are…they take after their mother/grandmother.

    • http://www.blessingsoverflowing.com/ Jackie

      Thanks, Dad! :)

  • Sara

    Love it! I love the duct tape bow and think it’s super cute. I am in love with your way to cover the snap clips. All of my little girl’s snap clips have been so well-loved that the paint and plastic coverings on them have started peeling off. I really don’t want to go buy new ones, but I also don’t want to send her to school with tacky looking clippies. So you have solved a problem for me, and in such a cute way- thank you!!

    • http://www.blessingsoverflowing.com/ Jackie

      Thanks, Sara! Julia will be excited to know her idea was so helpful. :) Let us know how the clips turn out.

  • Crystal

    These are amazing. I would have never thought to make a bow out of duck tape. I am going to have to try these with my daughter.

    • http://www.blessingsoverflowing.com/ Jackie

      Thanks, Crystal! Let me know if you and your daughter make any duct tape bows. :)

  • Debbie

    Very interesting concept.

    • http://www.blessingsoverflowing.com/ Jackie


  • Melissa @ Love Bug Living

    What great ideas! My girls would love to make these.

    • http://www.blessingsoverflowing.com/ Jackie

      Thanks, Melissa!