Cute, Inexpensive Ideas for Using Bows to Decorate and Accent Clothing and Accessories | Clothes and Shoes

There are so many cute ways that bows can be used to decorate and accent clothing and accessories. It is easy to get that girly boutique look for your little ones outfits without a lot of time and expense. If you like being creative, you will see that it can be a lot of fun.

We are all familiar with using bows as hair clips, attaching them to hats and headbands, and they are adorable, but, there are so many other things we can accent with bows as well. These days they are available in so many sizes, shapes, styles, and colors, it’s pretty easy to find the perfect one. They can be attached to clothing very easily using a hot glue gun, or if you prefer, they can be sewn on by hand. I like to use hot glue gun because it’s quicker, and they stay attached really well.

Here are a few of the items you can dress up with bows:

tops

dresses

skirts

shorts

shoes

flip-flops

You can take any top your little one wears, and attach a bow in the center at the neckline, or if they are small enough, you can attach them all the way around the neckline.

Dresses look really cute with a bow at the neck, or, with them all the way around the bottom edge. They can be spaced or placed end to end, however you think they look the best.

Skirts can be decorated just like a dress, by attaching them all the way around the bottom edge, or, placing a single bow at the waist on the front of the skirt looks really nice too. Applying one that has full length ribbons is especially cute.

Shorts look sweet with a bow attached in the front at the waist, or on the outside of the leg at the bottom on each side.

Shoes can be dressed up simply by attaching a bow. If you are afraid they will clash with other outfits, just use one that matches the color of the shoes.

Bows on flip-flops are one of my favorite things. Again, they are easily attached on the top in the center of the strap, or on the side of the straps either way is cute. Korkers are darling on flip-flops, and they are available in so many color combinations you will have no problem finding them to match. You will love the way they look. Korkers, and the bigger boutique bows, are a lot of fun on flip-flops. It’s a great way to express your individual taste, and they are not only popular with kids, but with women and teens as well.

This can all be done for very little cost by purchasing from wholesale sites online. With the internet at our fingertips, there is no need to pay the prices they charge in retail stores and boutiques, and you don’t have to sacrifice on the quality either. I have found that a lot of the sites that claim to be wholesale, either don’t have what I consider to be great prices, or they require a membership, as well as having a minimum purchase requirement, and you have to be a business to get their “wholesale” prices. Fortunately, with further searching, I have come across a few websites that do not ask for any of those things, and have nice products as well. When you have a few minutes, take a look online, it will definitely be worth your time, and the money you will save in the end.