How to stick a bow to a baby’s head

Welcome back to “You’re Welcome” Wednesday, where I share a creative tip with you that’s bound to make you say “THANKS!”
With the birth of baby girl I’m becoming well acquainted with all-things-girlie. One of my favorites? Those tiny, cute, adorable baby bows!
I nearly died of cuteness when they brought her to me from the nursery with that tiny little bow stuck to her head. I had to know how they did it, so I got to investigating.
HOW TO MAKE THE TINY BOWS:
It’s simple. Just take any thin ribbom – the thinner the better…
(you can get it cheap from any craft store, just be sure to use a coupon!)

 (here is how I organize my ribbon)
…and tie a tiny little bow. That’s it! 
Secure the bow to itself with a tiny dab of hot glue so it doesn’t come untied.
HOW TO GET IT TO STICK
Ready for this?
Use a blob of good ol’ lubricant!
Embarrassing? Kinda.
Works? You bet!
The hospitals have it on-hand and that’s what they use. It sticks well (just hold it in place and blow on the blob to get it to dry securely) dries clear, and is water-soluble so it doesn’t hurt your baby when you go to take it off.
A nurse friend said you can also use Karo Syrup, though I’ve never tried it myself.
There you have it!
Enjoy making your baby look super cute with baby bows. 
You’re welcome!

Comments

  1. says

    I loved working in the hospital with the new little baby girls just for this reason! Love the bows. Sometimes if I was feeling really generous I would line up 2 bows one in back of the other for a double bow look. I loved them :)

  2. says

    With my 1st daughter, I carried a little container of Karo syrup around because it just wouldn’t hold for very long. She was the last one I tried anything like that with. I’ll have to try the KY and hopefully it’ll do a better job :-)

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