She also has lots of hair.
And it is often a struggle to get her to put it up for school, and for me to satisfy her inner-diva as she always wants it to look "amazing" and has a new style to try every week.
When I saw some ribbon at the local haberdashery shop [yes it's cute and very "Nanna"] that stocks all of our school uniforms, I thought I might have a go at making some school hair ties.
I checked on YouTube to find a tutorial about how to curl fabric ribbon, and it's really as simple as winding the ribbon around a stick and baking it!
So that's what I did.
I used a piece of bamboo garden stake I found in our yard supplies and cut it to size
to fit on a baking tray. I wound the ribbon around the stick and used
2 wooden pegs to fasten each end.
I placed it on the baking tray and baked at 200 degrees celsius for 25 mins.
After it has cooled you simply unwind it and your ribbon has a permanent curl.
Cut the ribbon into smaller lengths,
put a few together and stitch them in the centre to fasten them.
I also made another design with some of the uncurled left over ribbon.
Then comes the attaching step.
You may choose hair ties or a clip perhaps to fasten your ribbons to,
but whatever you decide a hot glue gun makes easy work of it, messy but quick!
Once the glue is dry, that's it!
We tried them out and they passed the test . . . she likes them!
Next time I might try a mixture of school colours.