This week I decided to tackle making a boutique bow for Violet. I got the inspiration for this bow from this tutorial from Mommy's Little Sunshine Pin. I didn't follow her tutorial exactly so I am going to show what I did. I think the boutique bow is something you can really make your own.
- Ribbon in different patterns & widths
- Hair clip
- Hot glue gun & glue
After gluing the ends together, you overlap two pieces and glue them together. Then I took one set if the glued together ribbon and set it down and the. Took the second and laid it on top to form an X and secured with hot glue.
For the next layer I decided to use the purple ribbon to form an X, in the top picture you can see how I folded the ribbon and cut it to get angled edges. The bottom picture shows how I secured the ribbon to the bow base.
Next I cut my smallest width ribbon. Again, I eyeballed the length so I don't have exact measurements. Form a loop with the small ribbon and secure with glue.
Make four small ribbon loops total the. Secure two of them together, layer onto the bow and secure with glue.
I used another small ribbon and made two more sets of loops, here they all are glued to the bow.
I made two loops and attached them together, you can see how the overlapping ribbons made a square shape.
I am not an expert in making bows like this but I do my best. I glued down one end and then the next.
The front of the bow is below, I pinched the center together and secured with glue.
I cut a pice of ribbon and used it to cover the center of the little bow. You can see in the picture how I folded the ribbon to make it narrow enough.
Tada! Pretty finished bow.
My little model was busy eating....
I love how my first ever boutique bow turned out. I have made little bows before but nothing like this. The best thing about these bows are there are so many different ways and ribbon combinations you can use!
I have special plans for this bow but you will have to stay tuned for that project reveal.
Happy Bow Making and make sure to check out Project Pinterest!