Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ribbon Bun

This one turned out really pretty and I don't think the pictures do it justice.
Begin by sectioning out a bit of hair in front and create a small Pull-Through on one side.  Now you can either leave your Pull-Through straight or braid it like we've done here.
Wet the hair down and pull all of it back into a ponytail, being sure to include your Pull-Through as well.
Now separate the ponytail into as many small sections as you like - we've done 12 here.  Add a strand of ribbon to each section by tucking it through the elastic holding the ponytail.  (You will have ends of the ribbon sticking out but it will all be hidden when your bun is completed.)
Divide each small section into two pieces and, using the ribbon as your third piece, create a 3-strand braid.  Secure the end with an elastic.  Go ahead and do this with all of your small sections. 
Now that you have all your braids, just roll them up into the head once or twice (depending on the length of hair) and bobby pin it down.  Let the little wispy ends of the braid stick out wherever you like.  Continue doing this with all the braids making sure that the are evenly pinned around the original elastic. We've also added some little flowers that are glued to hair pins and just tucked them in and around the bun for some more detail.   

5 comments:

Jill said...

So pretty! This would be great with red and green ribbon for Christmas.

Rachel said...

I was thinking a wedding but I love the idea of christmas also. This is totally one of my favs.

Julie said...

pph, great ideas guys! It would make a cool wreath.

Dreamweaver braids said...

wow so pretty! How early do you have to get up to braid all that ribbon in before school?

Julie said...

It took me a good 25 minutes to get it all done. We did it on a church day and we have a late meeting so I took my time. :)