Halloween Stacked Boutique Bow

Halloween Stacked Boutique Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogHello! It’s Brynde again from The Ribbon Retreat. Today I will be showing you a fun Stacked Boutique Bow just in time for Halloween!

Halloween Stacked Boutique Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogThe supplies I used are listed below. The Ribbon Retreat carries everything needed to make this big, Stacked Bow!

1 ½” Black Grosgrain
7/8” Orange Spider Web
7/8” Orange/Black Damask
7/8” Black Grosgrain
3/8” Boo
3/8” Black Mini Chevron
3/8” Orange/Black Swiss Fun
3/8” Black Grosgrain

Other Supplies:
Hair Clip (I used a Large Single Prong)
Hi-Temp Hot Glue Gun
Stiffen Stuff
Bottle Caps (I used Antique Silver Flattened)
Bottle Cap Images (I used Vintage-Halloween Craze)
Epoxy Dots

Halloween Stacked Boutique Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogI used The Ribbon Retreat’s TOTT Hair Bow Instructions for all of these individual bows that we will stack to make our big, Stacked Boutique Bow. The individual instructions are listed below if you need help making these Bows.

The Twisted Boutique Bow is one of the hardest to learn. But once you get it down, it will become one of your favorites! Also listed, are a couple of other blog posts on different techniques for the Twisted Boutique Bow.

And if you don’t know how to make bottle caps, the Bottle Cap Hair Bow post is a great place to learn!

TRR Twisted Boutique Bow
TRR Surround-a-Bow
TRR Spike Bow
TRR All the Basics
How to Make Hair Bows
Twisted Boutique Bow
Bottle Cap Hair Bows

Here is a list of ribbons I used in each Bow.

4” Twisted Boutique Bow: 1 ½” Black Grosgrain
3” Twisted Boutique Bow: 7/8” Orange Spider Web & 7/8” Black Grosgrain layered together.

3.5” Surround-a-Bows: 3/8” Black Mini Chevron & 3/8” Boo

5” Spike Bow: 7/8” Black Grosgrain, 7/8” Orange/Black Damask, 3/8” Black Mini Chevron, & 3/8” Orange/Black Swiss Fun

Halloween Stacked Boutique Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogOk, now the fun begins! Let’s turn all your single Bows into one big, Stacked Bow. First I glued the two Surround-a-Bows together. Then, I attached them to the bottom of the 3” Twisted Boutique Bow.

Halloween Stacked Boutique Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogGlue your 5” Spike Bow to the top of the 4” Twisted Boutique Bow. It helps me to line up the thread in the centers. That way I know both Bows are centered. You should now have two stacked pieces.

Halloween Stacked Boutique Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogGlue both stacked pieces together. Our Bow is coming along!

Halloween Stacked Boutique Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogJust use little dabs of glue to hold the Bows in place. The Bow is thick enough… we don’t want to add more bulk with glue. Once all the pieces are in place, and the glue is dry, take up a couple of stitches in the back and wrap all layers with thread a few times. Pull tight to reduce the height of the Bow, and secure in the back.

Halloween Stacked Boutique Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogGlue the knot in your center wrap, to the center of your Bow. Let it dry a couple seconds, then start wrapping the ribbons to the back and secure with more glue. Attach your hair clip of choice.

At this point, I recommend shaping your Bow exactly how you want it and spray it with Stiffen Stuff.

Halloween Stacked Boutique Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogAfter your Bow is dry, put a little E6000 glue on the back of your Bottle Cap and attach it to your center knot. The knot is raised just enough that it will ensure the Flattened Bottle Cap sticks to it.

Halloween Stacked Boutique Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogOur Stacked Boutique Bow is finished!

These big Bows are so fun to make. There are so many ribbon combinations to play with. I love that this Bow is perfect for Halloween, one of my favorite holidays!

Halloween Stacked Boutique Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogHappy bow making!

Until next time,

Thank you Brynde! What a gorgeous bow that is just in time for all of the upcoming Halloween parties and fun! These bows are so much fun to make and the perfect bow to wear to all of your special events and occasions. By simply choosing different ribbon combinations, you can make a bow for every holiday and important event. Thank you again Brynde for sharing your incredible talent for creating gorgeous and brilliant bows!

Have you been to our Facebook page this week and entered for your chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate? All you have to do is “Like” us and then comment on our giveaway post and tell us what your favorite HALLOWEEN ribbon or ribbon mix is from The Ribbon Retreat. How fun is that and how perfect for our Bow-tastic tutorial today!
Hurry on over and get entered for your chance to win!

Happy Creating and Happy Bow Making!
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  1. Ana
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:22 am | Permalink


    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 15, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

      Hi Ana! Thank YOUUUUUUUU! Hehe! This bow is so much fun to make and to wear! Have a wonderful day and thank you again for your comment! Michelle 🙂

  2. MABEL
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    hermoso beutiful desde colombia

  3. Wendy
    Posted October 28, 2013 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    Very cute :)slowly but surely im getting there (on learning how to do these)

  4. Elvira Carpino
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    You are one of the most generous. You share and include those who are not video learners. You deserve more than KUDOS. Elle

  5. Stephanie
    Posted September 7, 2015 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    How long are all the ribbons for this bow?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 16, 2015 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

      Hi Stephanie! Thank you for your question. The length of ribbon used can be found on our TOTT Hair Bow instructions. Brynde actually has a graphic that shows the size of the bow she uses in the Stacked Bow, so all you would have to do is refer to the Ribbon Length Formula table and this will help you determine how long to cut your ribbons by referring to the size of the bow she made. (Brynde also links to each bow she made to make the Stacked Bow in her tutorial so you can refer to each bow within her tutorial and see the formula table there). You can also find that formula table HERE. Just click on one of the bows and then scroll to the bottom of the page in order to find the PDF version of the tutorial. I hope this helps! Good luck and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  6. Christina
    Posted September 29, 2015 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    I love these, thanks so much for showing us this. My girls love it and can’t wait for me to make them some 😉

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 30, 2015 at 10:42 am | Permalink

      Hi Christina! Yay…you are so welcome! I just love fun and festive bows too, and I am so so glad your girlees do too! Have so much fun making them together! Michelle 🙂

  7. Posted March 30, 2016 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    Hi, thank you for sharing this post. Its very useful for all! Especially for all such mums,who are looking something different for their little princess. You described the making of it so well with each images,its size,styles and mainly it is done in quite short time. So it is also easy to get that and make it. Thank you again. Keep sharing new ideas with us!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 31, 2016 at 7:21 am | Permalink

      Hi there! Thank you so much! I am really glad that you like this fun bow post. Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

  8. Sandra Boops54
    Posted September 1, 2016 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    hi mabel chica,
    great idea for emily, dont FORGET to post the finished bow!
    Its La Loca Sandra

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