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Christmas Double Ruffle Bow

Tis the season for giving lots of love, special gifts, decorating in lights and tinsel and creating lovely Christmas crafts and beeeeautifully fabulous bows to match your Christmas attire! All of the aforementioned holiday activities bring holiday cheer to me and my family and friends. What about you? Jess from Mommy Makes Things is visiting today and spreading a little holiday cheer of her own with a gorgeous Double Ruffle Bow perfect for your Christmas festivities or everyday wear! Enjoy!

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It’s time for another fun tutorial with The Ribbon Retreat Blog! This time we’re making a super simple Double Ruffle Bow using the Hair Bow Maker from The Ribbon Retreat. This simple bow is perfect for the holidays. And if you haven’t tried the Bow Maker before, you can make so many different bow styles with it. It is so easy to learn and use. Perfect for beginning and advanced bow makers! You can get yours HERE.

Here’s what you’ll need.
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Double Ruffle Ribbon

Christmas Double Ruffle Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
You can find a video tutorial for a simple Double Ruffle Bow on The Ribbon Retreat Youtube Channel HERE. But here are the steps below.

Decide how big you want your bow and space the dowels apart. I think mine is about 4 inches but I usually do 6. Place your ribbon behind the dowels, leaving the tail to hang and wrap the end around one dowel ending in the middle. See the pic below.

Christmas Double Ruffle Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Now wrap the long end of your ribbon to the center, overlapping your end and pinch in place. You’ll want to keep your finger pinched on the center the rest of the tutorial so that your bow stays in place.

Christmas Double Ruffle Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Next, wrap the long end around the dowel from the back to the front and twist at the center so that you are keeping the nice side of your ruffle ribbon showing.

Christmas Double Ruffle Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Do the same thing on the opposite side. Wrapping around the dowel, coming up to the front and twisting. You’ll continue doing this 3-5 times, depending on how many loops you want.

Christmas Double Ruffle Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Next, secure the bow in place with a needle and thread.

Christmas Double Ruffle Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Then carefully pull the bow off of the bow maker.

Christmas Double Ruffle Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Use your thread to wrap tightly around the center of the bow.

Christmas Double Ruffle Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
And then, I like to take a piece of ribbon and tie a knot around the center. Then use hot glue and a felt circle to secure your clip or barrette to the back.

Christmas Double Ruffle Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Christmas Double Ruffle Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
And you can add some embellishments to give it a little extra bling if you want!

Christmas Double Ruffle Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
I hope you enjoyed this super simple bow for the holidays and make sure you stop by MommyMakesThings.com soon to enter a giveaway for a Hair Bow Maker of your own!


Thank you Jess! What a gorgeous little bow made from stunning Double Ruffle Ribbon! You are so very talented and your bow is lovely! For more lovely projects by this fabulous lady, make sure to check out her blog at Mommy Makes Things. AND…while you are there, make sure you enter to win one of our incredible Hair Bow Makers so you too can create amazing bows just like these!

You can make the most fabulous bows with our Hair Bow Maker! Want to see a few? Check out these gorgeous bows all made with The Ribbon Retreat’s Hair Bow Maker…

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What bow would you make first if you were to win one of our Hair Bow Makers?

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7 Comments

  1. Posted November 28, 2014 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    This is SO cute. I have a string art of a deer head on wood that I did and I want to add a festive bow to it. I really love that bow maker you are using, too. I have a bow-da-bra, but I don’t think it’d work for this.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted November 29, 2014 at 5:18 am | Permalink

      Hi Carrie! Thank you so much! Your string art sounds adorable and would look amazing with a bow just like this one. Thanks again and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  2. Posted November 29, 2014 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    These bows are beautiful! My dd, now 10, had a couple of pink ones when she was tiny and they were so adorable! The ruffles make it.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted December 1, 2014 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

      Hi Cindy! Thank you so much! The ruffles definitely make this bow so much fun! I love them too and am so glad you do too! Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

  3. Jennie
    Posted November 29, 2014 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    This bow is too cute! I need to get my bow-making skills back in shape now that I have a daughter. 🙂 My sisters and I used to make bows when we were younger…thanks for the tutorial!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted December 1, 2014 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

      Jennie! Thank you so much! Bows are so much fun to make, and I am so glad that you have a little girlee to make them for now! Have so much fun with these fun bows and with your little girl! Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

  4. Posted November 30, 2014 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    So cute! Pinned and tweeted. Lou Lou Girls

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