Double Ruffle Firecracker Bow

Double Ruffle Firecracker Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}


This bow is so much fun to make!  There is not a lot of skill involved.  YAY! 🙂 This bow could be made in any color scheme and be so cute!  I think this style of bow is so great for the 4th of July though!  It looks just like a little firecracker!  For this bow I used Red, White and Navy 7/8″ Double Ruffle Ribbon.


Cut your double ruffle ribbon to 3″ and seal with your preferred method.  I used 12 ribbons total (4 of each color).  If you wanted your bow to be EXTRA fluffy, feel free to use more ribbon pieces!

                                                                                                                                                                                      Thread your needle, double up the thread and tie it in a knot.  Set aside. 

Take one piece of your ribbon and fold it in half  length wise with the shiny side of the ribbon on the outside.  (Shown above).

Place your folded ribbon onto your needle in the center of the ribbon.  

 Fold each ribbon in half  and layer the ribbons in a pattern.  Don’t take the needle all the way through.  Hold the needle and stack your folded ribbons on top of each other.

Always make sure that the shiny side of the ribbon is on the outside. 

Now I have all my ribbon pieces on my needle.

Hold all the ribbon pieces together tightly and pull the needle through.  Go back through at least a few times to make it secure.

After you have gone through all the ribbon a few times take a stitch or two through the bottom side if the bow and tie the thread in a knot. 

Hot glue the bow to a lined single prong clip.  This bow just fluffs right up!  No need to use Stiffen Stuff this time. 🙂

 Double Ruffle Firecracker Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

  I can just imagine an older girl, with more hair, wearing two of these bows for pig tails.  How cute would that be?!  I would not be ashamed to wear this in my hair! 🙂  If you have any questions on this bow or any of my other posts I am always happy to help!

More on the onesie dress she is wearing soon!

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  1. Valerie Balmforth
    Posted June 14, 2011 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Cute little dress, tell us about that!

  2. Carla
    Posted June 14, 2011 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    I would love to see an easier way to print these projects. I seem to LOVE each one and print them to put in my Idea binder. Any way that can be done?

    Thanks, I’m loving this blog!!


  3. Cassandra
    Posted June 14, 2011 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    Very cute design!

  4. daphne
    Posted June 14, 2011 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Love this!

  5. StarryTaurie
    Posted June 14, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    The baby, the bow, and her outfit are adorable!

  6. Posted June 18, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    This is adorable! If you wanted it even poofier, I would use a light mist of stiffening spray to get the spikes to hold their shape just a little more :o)

  7. Posted June 18, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Disregard my last comment, I didn’t see that last line where you said not to use Stiffen Stuff. Haha!

  8. Brittany
    Posted June 18, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh! I love it!

  9. Nancy
    Posted June 21, 2011 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    Love this bow!! Any tips to make the spike cuts on this ribbon easy? Thanks

    • Cherie
      Posted June 22, 2011 at 1:01 am | Permalink

      Nancy, I’ll have to do a post with pictures on how to do the spike cuts. You fold the ribbon in half horizontally. (Not end to end). Fold it ruffle to ruffle. The fold should be at the top and the ruffled edges facing you. Take your scissors at an angle cutting to the left. When you open the ribbon back up it has the spike cut. If you do it the wrong way it will have a point. I mess up sometimes when I’m not thinking 🙂 Seal the end starting in the center of the v cut. I hope you can understand this! It’s kinda tricky to explain without pictures! 🙂

  10. Caroline Watts
    Posted July 1, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    I love this bow, so simple to make, even the kids can do it.

  11. Veronique
    Posted September 8, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    OMG – just sat here and made one using hot pink, pink, and white and it turned out so cute. So simple to do and easy to follow instructions. I will be making a lot of these. Thank you so much for sharing.

  12. Emily
    Posted December 16, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    HI i was just wondering how to make the ruffles for the bow? If its possible. Thanks

    • Cherie
      Posted December 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

      You can buy Double Ruffle Ribbon at 🙂

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