DIY Star Wars Hair Bow


    My family and I had the pleasure of going to see the new Star Wars film in 3D.  It was a wonderful opportunity to introduce both of our sons to the movie franchise and a nostalgic experience for my husband and I.  Not only did we love the film, but we began to look for anything and everything that was Star Wars themed.


    I’ve always loved adorning my hair with fabulous accessories.  Although I don’t have any daughters, I am able to spoil my Sister in Law’s niece during the holidays and for her birthday.  That is where the inspiration came up to create a Star Wars hair bow for her to wear.


DIY Star Wars Hair Bow:


  • 1/4 yard Star Wars fabric
  • Needle and thread
  • Hot glue/hot glue gun
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Alligator clip
  • 7/8″ ribbon (any color)
  • Scissors



  1. Cut out three pieces of fabric:
  2.  Iron the long sides of your fabric over about 1/2″
  3. Using your largest piece of fabric, Place the fabric print side down, fold the short ends into the middle
  4. Thread your needle and start sewing the two sides together from bottom to top
  5. Repeat step 4 with your medium sized piece of fabric
  6. Place the medium sized fabric bow on top of the large piece of fabric
  7. Wrap a long piece of thread around the center of your two bows
  8. Hot glue your little piece of fabric in the front center of your bow and wrap it around the the back, securing the ends by hot glueing onto the bow
  9. Line your alligator clip with your 7/8″ ribbon and hot glue (you can also buy these pre-lined)
  10. Hot glue your lined alligator clip on the back of your bow
  11. Your bow is finished and ready for the new Star Wars movie!




Let’s Discuss:  What are some of your favorite movies from when you were growing up?

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  1. What a fascinating idea! I love anything Star Wars, too bad my daughter is now all grown up!

  2. One of my best friends is really great with diy projects and I think this is great since she loves star wars I will be emailing her this post.

  3. What a cute hair bow! Perfect for little girls who are Star Wars fans!

  4. My favorite movie was E.T. I saw StarWars when I was really young. It was the first movie I remember watching in the theater.

  5. Ooo! These are adorable. I know the perfect family that would love to get a set of these, thanks for sharing.

  6. Brenda Haines says

    Thanks, I’m going to make some for the nieces. It would make a great bow tie for my son too. Pictures!!! 🙂

  7. That is so adorable! I’ve never seen anything like this. I bet my Lola would wear this bow!

  8. That’s too cute! Thanks for this bow tutorial – the possibilities are endless!

  9. Okay, that’s adorable! You could make one of those for every movie! I’d like one for Silver Linings Playbook!

  10. This is adorable! I love the idea of using fabric for a bow like this. You’ve totally sparked my creative juices and I’m imagining all of the possibilities. Don’t you just love Star Wars?

  11. Maryann D. says

    We are looking forward to seeing the Star Wars film in 3D also. This looks like a fun craft and I know a lot of people who would enjoy wearing it too!

  12. This is a clever little discovery here.
    I think the bow is real cute.

  13. That is super cute! I have never made my daughter bows like this, I typically use ribbon. I am so going to have to use fabric. Great idea!

  14. That did turn out cute as can be. We are big Star Wars fans here.

  15. That would be a great present for my niece who loves Star Wars.

  16. Lassie Come Home and The Wizard of Oz had to be my all time favorites when I was growing up! I still watch the Wizard of Oz whenever it is on. Of course I have been a Star Wars fan ever since it first came out. I do like the bow you made for your niece–and I’m sure she does as well.

  17. Michele Pineda says

    What a cute idea! I am not a huge Star Trek fan but I have a friend who is who has a granddaughter who enjoys the show as well, so I am going to share this neat idea with her.

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