Kiss Me Bow

I was at the mall playground the other day and saw a little girl with this cute bow in her hair.

I hadn’t really seen much of that technique before, so I wanted to try it out and I had the perfect ribbon for it!


This technique is called the Bow Tie Technique.

Kiss Me Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

We now have free instructions for the Bow Tie Bow on our free projects tab at The Ribbon Retreat!

My bottom layer is one spike using Red Solid Grosgrain Ribbon in 1 1/2″.

The second layer is my Bow Tie bow using Smooches Valentine’s Day Ribbon in 1 1/2″.

I made this bow with tails. When you follow the instructions, instead of cutting the ribbon under the center, fold both sides of the ribbon back and out. The folds will overlap a little and you just thread your needle and thread through the center and tie.

I lined my clip with Red Solid Grosgrain in 3/8″.

I attached my two pieces together with a needle and thread and tied it around. I hot glued the bow onto my clip and finished it off with a knot using Red Solid Grosgrain Ribbon in 5/8″. I had a really hard time deciding if I should leave the ribbon flat or tie a knot.

What do you prefer? Flat ribbon centers or knotted ribbon centers?

All done!

Kiss Me Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Kiss Me Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Kiss Me Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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  1. Brittany
    Posted January 12, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    This is adorable! I love all the Valentine bows you’ve made! I need to get busy making some of my own! 🙂

  2. becky
    Posted January 13, 2011 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    I love all of the bows you make. Where can I get instructions for them example twisted boutique bow? Are they in that book sold on the ribbon retreat website?

    Email me @

    • Shirley
      Posted January 13, 2011 at 9:34 am | Permalink

      Becky – yes, all the bows I make are in the Tricks of the Trade Hair Bow Instructions from The Ribbon Retreat. Not only does it have the instructions, but it has lots of examples of combining the bows to make beautiful bows. It also comes with the Hair Bow Maker. You won’t regret getting it!

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