Heather, the owner and creator of Belle + Bug Bows, is a Marine Wife, Mama of two (with one on the way!), and a fellow creative located right here in North Carolina. She first started creating bows so that her daughter and niece could have matching bows, and in the quiet of nap time, her business was born.
Her Etsy Shop took shape back in August 2017 and since then, has only grown – and with good reason! She offers some of the cutest bows and they’re a wonderful quality. The nylon headband is thick, the fabric is to-die-for, and the sizes are just right.
If you follow Belle + Bug on Instagram, you’ll find an easy “how to” video saved in the highlights demonstrating how to puff up the flare bows. Although hand-tied bows will always be my favorite, Heather encouraged me to give the flare bows a try, and I have to say that even though I wasn’t a huge fan of them at first, I have grown to love them too.
If you are unsure what size bow is just right for your little one, there is also a saved highlight on the instagram page where you can see different sizes on little girls ranging from newborn to toddler to big girl, which I find super helpful.
It is so much fun to give ya’ll a more up close and personal look at the family behind a small shop. When you support a small business, you’re supporting someone’s dream – and in turn – someone’s family. There’s a face behind that brand, and many long hours spent creating, packaging, and promoting. As we approach the holiday season and many of us are thinking of gifts for loved ones, I want to challenge you (and myself) to shop small this year. Let’s support some other families while buying thoughtful gifts for our own!
Thank you so much to Heather from Belle + Bug for providing the bows featured in this post. As always, all opinions are my own.