Saturday, March 22, 2014

Ribbon Bow

About a month ago, I was at Claire's. They had this really cute chevron bow, I glanced at price tag and saw that it was five dollars!  I checked around for a cheaper chevron bow, but that was it. I did some more checking around and there was another bow... it was nine dollars! I understand that I am a cheap person, and probably a lot of you would buy this bow, but some of you wouldn't. So this post is here to show you how to make a bow, instead of buying one. 

What you need: 

A bobby pin or craft wire

Directions:
 Seal the edges of all ribbon with lighter. Spread out four of your fingers and drape one tail end over it. Wrap it around your fingers two times. Make sure your ends stick out a little on each side, also that your edges come right in the lining of each other.
 Pinch the center of your folded ribbon. Wrap your craft wire around the spot you pinched, keeping the spot secure. If you don't have craft wire (I didn't), use a bobby pin or hair clip to hold it.
Put a dollop of hot glue on top of the craft wire, or in the center of the bobby pin. Place one edge of the 6 inch ribbon on the glue. If you're using a bobby pin, remove it . Wrap the ribbon around the center, and around the craft wire. When your ribbon has made it all the way around, place another dollop of glue where the first edge is glued. Cut off leftover ribbon and save.
Glue the leftover ribbon onto the clip's surface. Place a dollop of glue in the center of the clip, press the back of the bow on to the glue. 
Spread out the folds. And ta-da! A beautiful bow! Tell me what you think of this tutorial by posting a comment below, or by using the contact tab.

XO AnnaD