Flower Loop Bow

The Flower Loop Bow is such a fun bow and so easy to make!

Flower Loop Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Have any of you made these bows? I love how creative you can get with them and they can look cute on girls or women!

If you haven’t made one yet, you can find the instructions in the TOTT Hair Bow Instructions -OR- under the Free Projects tab on The Ribbon Retreat.

One of my good friends at church is in charge of the once a month activity day for the 10-11 year old girls. She asked me if I could teach these girls some fun things to do with ribbon for their hair. When she asked me, I must admit, I was so nervous! What could I teach pre-teens in one hour? Oh, did I mention there was the possibility of there being 17 of them!

After I tried the Flower Loop Bow myself, I thought it was perfect! I didn’t make it too complicated, and the girls were able to finish it just barely over an hour! That’s including teaching them how to make knots at the end of their thread. :)

Of course, I was so flustered with my first time teaching, I didn’t take any pictures. I took these pictures as the girls were running out the door. They all really did such a good job. I was very impressed! The best part was seeing a few of them wear them to church the next day. :)

Flower Loop Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Flower Loop Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Flower Loop Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

The ribbon I chose for these girls can be found in the 3/8″ Ribbon Mixes-

Sherbet Twist
I did a Swiss Dot for the Hot Pink instead of the Solid Grosgrain.

Oopsy Daisy Mini

Wild One

For these bows, I only did four ribbon pieces per layer. We only did two layers. For the first layer, each piece measured 7 inches long. The second layer, each piece was 6 inches long. The more layers and pieces you do, the fuller the bow will look. Also the longer the pieces are, the bigger the bow will be. The instructions have all of those details.

I really enjoyed making these and teaching these girls how to make them. I can’t wait to get started on some Christmas ones!

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3 Comments

  1. Posted November 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    So cute!

  2. Patty
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Love it, Thank you so much for sharing this idea with the girls.

  3. Ellen McGilp
    Posted July 1, 2011 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    I love making these! Coming here always gives me great ideas for things to make!

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