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Finding Dory Inspired Hair Bow Tutorial

Finding Dory Inspired Hair Bow Tutorial

Finding Dory Hair Bow

One of the first Disney movies we introduced my son to was Finding Nemo. Over the years, I’ve lost count the amount of times we’ve watched that movie together as a family. It will always be one of our favorite movies so you can imagine how excited I was for the release Finding Dory. We didn’t make it out to the theater too see it since my little was not quite there ago wise to actually sit through a movie. Instead I’ve been counting down to the release on Blu-ray so I can introduce her to our favorite underwater friends. We did our homework and watched Finding Nemo to introduce her to the characters and I even made her this adorable Finding Dory inspired tutu earlier this year. Well our wait is finally over.  My friends at Disney sent us a copy of the movie last week and we’ve already watched it four times. It’s. That. Good. 

Finding Dory Hair BowSometimes while I really like the sequels, they’re just don’t replace the originals for me. Not with Finding Dory. I loved Finding Nemo but I really LOVED Finding Dory.  It was beautifully done, emotional (seriously I was silently crying minutes into the movie), funny and eye-opening. After watching the movie and watching those hands and fingers come down through the water in the touch tanks, I will never touch a fish in a touch tank again.

Finding Dory Hair Bow

But seriously the movie was everything I expected and then some. Dare I say it might be my favorite Disney movie right now. Although I expect it to be dethroned by Beauty and the Beast in March. Until then, I’m relishing in all the fun of seeing my favorite fish friends back in this fun new adventure.

Because my little one already love Dory as much as I knew she would, I made her this cute little hair bow inspired by her favorite blue friend, Dory. I even made a Nemo one too because why not! Plus they are super easy to make. Now I just need to one inspired by Hank, Bailey and Destiny.


To make your own bows, here’s what you’ll need

  • Blue bow
  • Black bow
  • Orange ribbon
  • Yellow ribbon
  • Dory & Nemo buttons (these are the ones I used)
  • Hair clips

I found bows already made but if you can’t you can just make your own with wide ribbon in black and blue.

Finding Dory Hair Bow

For the Dory bow, I cut 2 strips of yellow ribbon for top of the bow and then one piece to make another yellow bow. Using my hot glue gun I glued the strips on the top then glued the bow onto the center.

Finding Dory Hair Bow

Then I glued the Dory button right in the middle.  Once that was done, I flipped it over and hot glued the clip onto the back.

Finding Dory Hair Bow

I followed the same pattern to make the Nemo one but I just used different colors.


The wait to bring home Finding Dory is finally over! Finding Dory swims home just in time for the holidays on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on tomorrow, November 15. Viewers can watch Dory’s hilarious and heartwarming quest to find her family and continue the underwater adventure with hours of immersive bonus features. The film’s playful and plentiful bonus offerings include “Piper,” the theatrical short film starring an irresistible sandpiper hatchling; an all-new mini short featuring interviews with Dory’s pals from the Marine Life Institute; a behind-the-scenes look at the most challenging character Pixar has ever created; never-before-seen deleted scenes, including a digital exclusive featuring the Tank Gang from “Finding Nemo” who make it their mission to get Marlin and Nemo to the Marine Life Institute; and much, much more.

Finding Dory Hair Bow

If you’re looking for a cute and fun gift idea this holiday season, pick up a copy of Finding Dory and make these hair bows for a cute gift idea!


Disclosure: We were provided  copy of the movie for review. All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links.

Amy Orvin

Monday 14th of November 2016

I loved Finding Nemo even as an adult. Who doesn't? Right? I have not yet seen Finding Dory, but would love to get the dvd. These hair bows are just too cute. They look so easy to make, too. Wow!