Christine with you today to share one of my favorite bows to make! I have a 6 year old daughter who loves to wear hair bows. But because she is six, bows tend to get lost, get dirty, or just plain fall apart from use. I have found a quick, easy way to make hair bows for her that makes it so I always have a bow to match those special outfits and I don't have to spend hours creating them! I even created one at 11:00 pm the night before school started. Best of all you don't have to be able to tie a pretty bow to create these because these ones take a shortcut!
Today I have several varieties to share with you, but first let's start off with a tutorial!
Using your fingers as a guide, wrap the ribbon around them as many times as you wish to create your bow. For this bow I went around three times. I start in the middle and end in the middle so the ends are hidden beneath the knot.
Cut an additional piece of ribbon to use to create your knot and tails. Again, the length is up to you and the look you are going for. I usually err on the side of long and then trim it up. Tie a tight knot and adjust the tails to look as you want them to.
Attach it to a hair clip either using some liquid adhesive, sewing, or a glue gun. I use alligator clips for this type of bow and slide the top part into the knot, so liquid adhesive works great! As you can see, these would also work great for a card or gift wrap!
Ribbons Unlimited carries many different types of ribbon and I wanted to show you how this bow looks using different styles of ribbon. I had a lovely 6 year old model help me out :)
This one uses the Strawberry Organdy Ribbon, I wrapped it around three times, and I notched the tails.
I was surprised to find out that wired ribbon works really well for these. I wouldn't use it for little girls, but for a big girl it will be fine. The wire is very thin and actually reminds me of fishing line. the wire makes for a beautiful, fluffy bow! This one uses the Champagne with White Dots ribbon. I wrapped it around twice and angled the tail.
Another wired ribbon! This one is the Berry Ombre Ribbon. I wrapped it just once and angled the tails.
This last one uses the Celadon Lyon French Wired Ribbon. I wrapped this one around twice and trimmed the tails short so you can't see them.
Thanks for joining us here today!