Easy Patriotic Baby Bows

When I had my little girl the bigger the bows, the better. Her tiny little head always had a big bow or flower atop it. In fact, when she was brand new, the sweet nurses caring for her placed a tiny little bow on her cute head that I of course, immediately, took off and replaced with a cute headband adorned with an adorable bow. I loved the little bow, but the bigger bow fit her just a little bit better. However, now that she is older the bows are getting smaller, because they are harder for her to reach and pull off. HaHa! So, if and when my little sweetie is wearing a bow, it is typically a super cute petite little bow, that somehow she still manages to pull off of her little fountain ponytail on the top of her head. Join Debra from Housewife Ecletic as she shares some of the cutest petite Baby Bows that are so much fun and so festive! Enjoy!

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The Fourth of July is easily my favorite holiday. Barbecues, parades, fireworks and family. The best combination I can think of. I usually dress my kids up in full patriotic colors for the holiday and with a new baby, I knew I needed some new baby bows in red, white and blue.

These bows are easy to make, and they stay put. They will stay in my newborn’s fine hair and they still look great clipped into the pony tail of my 5-year-old.

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You will need: 

3.8 inch ribbon 3.8 inch Ribbon and Clips Button Double Prong Clips

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 You can use any combination of ribbon colors for these bows. Try using one red, one white and one blue, or two blue polka dots strands and one white. There are a ton of cute possibilities that are very patriotic. With whatever colors you decide, cut 3 4-inch strips of ribbon and fray check all of the ribbon ends.

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 Tie a knot in the middle of the ribbon you want to be the center of the bow.

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 Loop the other two pieces into circles, slightly overlapping the ends. Hot glue them together.

Easy Patriotic Baby Bows - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

 Squish the loops in the center, secure with a little dab of hot glue.

Easy Patriotic Baby Bows - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

 Take the two squished circles and overlap into a small X. Hot glue them together. Wrap the knotted piece of ribbon around the ribbon x and hot glue in the back.

Easy Patriotic Baby Bows - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

 Cover an alligator clip with ribbon.

Easy Patriotic Baby Bows - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

 Hot glue the bow to the top of the clip and add a silly grip to the inside top of the clip. These grips are so fantastic they will hold bows in my 5 week-old’s hair just fine.

Easy Patriotic Baby Bows - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

I absolutely can’t wait to dress my newborn up for her first Fourth of July and these bows are a perfect finishing touch!
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Aren’t these little petite baby bows so super cute? I love how simple they are but so stunning all the same. These festive bows are the perfect accessory for your little girl’s 4th of July attire and will look so cute attached to a headband or a clip. Thank you Debra for these absolutely perfect and so super adorable baby bows! Make sure to check out more of Debra’s creative projects at her great blog Housewife Eclectic.

Big bows or baby bows? What is your preference? I have found I am simply a fan of…all bows! I like them big and full or petite and a little on the smaller side. As long as it is full of ribbon, color and frill, I am in love! If you are simply a bow fan like me, you are sure to love these other adorable bows…

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As seen above, there are so many different bow techniques. What is your favorite technique?

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