Whether it is fancy or simply elegant, getting creative with your magic band is a fun way to express your #DisneySide. If you want to add a little flair to your magic band but you don’t want to change it permanently or you just can’t decide what you want; Magic Band bows may be just what you are looking for! You can make as many as you want and interchange them to fit your character experience for that day, your outfit or the park you are visiting- so many possibilities!
I’ve previously written a post about how to decorate your Magic Band with paints, tattoos, and rhinestones; and in this post I will show you how to DIY those cute little bows you’ve seen here and there. They are fairly simple to make. You can either use printed character ribbon, or plain ribbon in character colors. Small lots of ribbon sold by the yard are readily available on the Internet and you can find plenty in your local craft stores. In the photo, you can see the different looks achieved by using a ruffled ribbon, a satin ribbon or a grosgrain style ribbon. Step by step directions are below!
D.I.Y Disney Magic Band Bows
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: You will need varying widths of ribbon. I recommend 1.5″ for your base bow, 7/8″ wide for the top and 1/4″ wide to cover the center
- Needle and thread
- Small/baby sized hair bands. (You can get them at the dollar store-see picture)
- Hot Glue Gun
First measure and cut your ribbons
- 5″ long strip of the 1.5″ wide ribbon
- 6″ long strip of your 7/8″ wide ribbon
(We will come back to the 1/4″ size last)
Then make the two bows
- Take the 1.5” ribbon and touch the ends together making a circle,
- Scrunch the middle together and stick the threaded needle through the center
- Wrap the thread around the ribbon three times or so tightly and then secure it by pushing the needle back through the center
Repeat this process with the 7/8″ ribbon so you are left with two bows
Using a hot glue gun, glue the two bows together, smaller bow on top of larger bow
Flip them over and glue the hair band to the bottom of the larger bow
Take your 1/4″ ribbon and measure what you need by wrapping it around the center of the bow going over the band glued to the bow, cut and glue it on and you’re ready to go!
Customization options for adding to the bow include adding a center piece, like I have done with the frozen bow pictured above or adding rhinestones as you see fit. You can also modify this and just do a single layer bow. There are no rules! Just get creative and have some fun!
Who will be on your bow?
I am a work at home Dance/Soccer Mom of two. Owning my small graphic design firm, Kaleidoscope Design Studio, keeps me busy and allows me to keep my career doing something I love. My kids, Gabriel and Samantha, are my greatest joys and keep me even busier! Volunteering often at their school and sports teams allows me to stay involved and make new friends. I love doing yoga and pilates and miss my Martial Arts days… gotta get back into that! My happy places are the beach, the city and of course, Disney World!