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Kanzashi Two Loop Bow

I am sure you are familiar with the sayings, “Less is more” and “Bigger is better.” Right? Pretty common sayings, those two are. And I typically agree with them when we are talking about a sugar cookie that is “bigger” and covered in lots of frosting or when referring to “less” dishes that we have to do so we can sit down and enjoy our latest novel. Right? Hehe…my taste buds are salivating now thinking of that sugar cookie. Well today, Shirley is proving that sometimes less is definitely more with a dainty little hair bow that is just as sweet and yummy as a sugar cookie doused in frosting and colorful sprinkles. Enjoy!

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This cute Kanzashi Two Loop Bow is so easy to do and is absolutely adorable! Try it with different color combinations or printed ribbon and the possibilities are endless.

~ SUPPLIES ~

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2 1/4″ Ribbon
1 1/2″ Ribbon
Coordinating 3/8″ Ribbon
Lined Clip
Clip for holding ribbon
Scissors
Lighter

Ribbon Button

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Take your 2 1/4″ ribbon and make a square out of it. I did this by folding one corner down and then cutting off the excess ribbon. Make sure to seal your ends with the lighter. Cut out two squares.

Kanzashi Two Loop Bow ~ The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Take the top corner of the square down, take one corner and fold it down as well. Then do the other corner.

Kanzashi Two Loop Bow ~ The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Take the folded piece and fold it backwards.

Kanzashi Two Loop Bow ~ The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Take an alligator clip and use it to hold the ribbon together. Cut at an angle like the picture shown. Then take your lighter and melt the ribbon together. I do this by holding the lighter there for awhile and then taking the clip I put over the melted end. If it’s cool enough, I do it with my fingers as well.

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Then turn your piece and cut a slant off the bottom edge. Repeat the sealing with the lighter by melting the ribbon together.

I know this is super hard to see in the pictures, but play around with it and let us know if you have any questions. A video tutorial will be coming. 🙂

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Turn over the ribbon piece and push the loop down so it opens up.
Do the same thing with the other square piece of ribbon. Now you’ll have two.

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Take your 1 1/2″ ribbon and follow the same directions as above. Make two of these as well.

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Now you’ll have four pieces. Two of each size.

Kanzashi Two Loop Bow ~ The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Carefully glue the smaller piece into the bigger piece. You may need to open up the bottom a little bit in the bigger piece so the smaller piece fits in well.

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After you do this with the four pieces, you will have two pieces.

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Take your lined clip and we are going to finish our bow.

Kanzashi Two Loop Bow ~ The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Glue the two pieces on the clip to form a bow.

Kanzashi Two Loop Bow ~ The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Tie a simple knot in your 3/8″ ribbon. Don’t pull it tightly to keep this knot a little larger. Then glue it in the middle of your bow.

Kanzashi Two Loop Bow ~ The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Then just wrap the ribbon around the bow and finish it off. Glue one end down, cut and seal the end. Then glue the other side down and cut and seal that end. And you’re all finished!

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Play around with different sizes and colors. Make them into flowers or triple layered bows! Just have fun with it!

~ Shirley


Wow…thank you Shirley for sharing this truly adorable hair bow with us today! I am in love with this bow! I have a 4 month old little bundle of cuteness that is going to be wearing quite of few of these dainty little bows very soon! I love that these bows are on a lined clip, but I think I might just have to grab a couple of felt circles and attach some of these bows to some elastic for a really fun headband…seems how her little mohawk probably isn’t quite strong enough to support a clip right now…soon, though…soon!

Like we thoroughly discussed above, things like sugar cookies, or any cookie, are definitely better the bigger they get, but cute little bows like this little beauty prove that sometimes less is more! If you are in the category of less is more when it comes to hair bows, check out these other fabulous hair bows that are simple and sweet and as dainty as they come!

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3 Comments

  1. Posted February 16, 2016 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    I LOVE Kazashi Bows – This is SO cute! Thanks for the great tutorial!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted February 22, 2016 at 8:05 am | Permalink

      Hi Britt! Thank you! I am so glad you love this fun bow! I hope you enjoy making one or twenty…hehe! Have a great one Britt! Michelle 🙂

  2. Jackie Belinfanti
    Posted February 16, 2016 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    I enjoyed reading the instructions for the
    Kanzashi bow. I will make a prototype
    tonight. I am looking forward to a tutorial
    on Brazilian bows made by Iris Lima.
    Her tutorials are in Portugese & the metric
    System. Looking forward to your presention
    Thank you

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