It’s been a busy week at our house. We made lots of treats this week, finished up decorating for Christmas and played in some beautiful, fluffy snow. It’s not uncommon to have snow this time of year in North Idaho, but the shimmery snowflakes definitely make the holidays feel more special. My daughter wanted me to do her hair in a creative style for Christmas, so I created a DIY bow hair style for her. Learn how we did it!
DIY Bow Hair Style
My daughter loves doing creative hair styles with her pretty blond hair. It’s getting longer and she’s mentioned cutting it a few times. I remind her that shorter hair will be more limited in how we can style it. For now, her long hair is the perfect length to make a cute DIY bow hair style! You can easily create this bow hair style yourself in a few simple steps.
To make a bow hair style, first brush the hair straight down the back. Then gather all the hair into a high ponytail and secure it with a hair elastic. The ponytail will serve as the base of the bow hair style.
Create the Hair Bow
Next, divide the hair into three equal sections and clip one section to the top of the head. This piece will be used later to create the middle of the bow. Separate one section of hair to the left side of the head and another section of hair to the right side of the head.
Use the two sections of hair to make the sides of the bow. Roll the left section of hair up using your fingers into a tube and pin it into place on the left side of the head. Repeat with the right section of hair. Use extra hair pins to fine tune the sides of the bow, making sure the sides are symmetrical and securely pinned in place.
Use the top section of hair to create the center of the bow. Wrap it down the middle and thread it back up through the right side of the bow, over the hair elastic, and down the left side of the bow. Pin this final section of hair into place.
Creative hair designs like a DIY bow hair style are fun to create for special occasions such as a party or a holiday celebration. My little girls also love it when I style their hair just for fun. This bow hair style was a perfect way to dress up for the holidays this year.
Yummy Holiday Treats
I also spent a good part of this last week baking. I made homemade dark chocolate truffles, Starbucks copy-cat Cranberry Bliss Bars, sugar cookies and Snickerdoodles. We took some treats to our neighbors and shared some with friends and family.
These homemade Cranberry Bliss Bars are so yummy and fairly easy to make. I did mess up the recipe the first time because I slightly over-baked them which makes them hard. The second and third times (we kept needing Cranberry Bliss Bars) they turned out perfectly! I will be posting my how-to tutorial soon!
Also, my homemade chocolate truffles are my favorite treat to make during the holidays and very popular! You can easily learn how to make these delicious DIY chocolate truffles yourself!
Homemade treats and holiday outfits definitely make the season feel festive. We are excited to celebrate Christmas and spend time with family. The holidays are the perfect time to be a little fancier than usual!
Katie is a writer and influencer based in beautiful Coeur d’Alane, Idaho. She enjoys DIY projects, photography, decorating and going on family adventures. She feels blessed to be a wife, stay-at-home mom to three kids and Pacific Northwest lifestyle blogger.