Here Comes Santa Claus Bow

Here Comes Santa Claus Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I love getting my girls all dolled up for the holidays! With its festive colors and jolly Santa, this bow is perfect for any holiday occasion.

In fact, its perfect for every day of December at our house! I had to make another set because my girls were planning their entire outfits around the bows and fighting over who got to wear them!

Now they each have their own and all is right in the world again.
Maybe, just maybe they’ll make it on the nice list. There’s still 6 days left, right?

This holiday bow is fun and simple to make.
I promise you still have time to make one before Christmas.
So, take a break from the holiday stress, turn on a holiday movie and
make a Santa Claus bow for your little princess!

Here Comes Santa Claus Bow


1 yard (36″)of 1 1/2 ” Cranberry Solid Grosgrain Ribbon
34″ of 7/8″ Emerald Solid Grosgrain Ribbon
plus 3″ of 7/8″ Emerald Solid Grosgrain Ribbon for the middle
32″ of 7/8″ Red/White/Emerald Stripes Ribbon
4″ of 3/8″ Emerald Solid Grosgrain for lining your clip
1 Chubby Santa Resin
1 double prong metal clip
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

The supplies listed are for one hair bow.
If you’re making a set of hair bows you will need to double your supplies.

First I measured all of my ribbon and sealed the ends.

Starting with my 36 inches of Cranberry grosgrain ribbon I made a Six Loop Hair Bow. Click the link for the instructions.

With my 34 inches of Emerald grosgrain ribbon I made another Six Loop Hair Bow.

With my 32″ of striped grosgrain ribbon I made my final Six Loop Hair Bow.

I lined my clips with 4″ of 3/8″ ribbon.

Then layering my 3 bows largest to smallest (red, green, stripes) I sewed all 3 bows together,
moving my needle up and down through the center 3 or 4 times.
You may want to use a thimble for this step.

I attached my bow to the clip using hot glue. After the glue was secure I wrapped the 3″ of Emerald grosgrain ribbon around the center of the bow and glued down the ends in the back.

Last but not least, I attached my Santa resin to the center of my bow.
And, ho, ho, ho it’s finished!

Here Comes Santa Claus Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Maggie feels like a little holiday fashionista and she’s ready for her school Christmas party!

Here Comes Santa Claus Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Here Comes Santa Claus Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Here Comes Santa Claus Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

She told me that her new bows make her feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Now, isn’t that what Christmas is all about?

Happy Holidays!

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  1. Mary
    Posted January 3, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Are there instructions for the 3 looped bow? I looked in the Tricks of the Trade instruction book but couldn’t find this bow. Thanks!

    • Posted January 4, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

      Hi Mary! It’s the loopy bow variation #1 in the TOTT instructions. Hope that helps!

  2. Lynne J
    Posted November 15, 2012 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    Are there instruction anywhere else to make the 3 loop bow

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted November 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

      Hi Lynne! The instructions for this particular bow will be coming in January. When those are available we will be updating all our bow examples with links to instructions. – Shirley 🙂

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