Tis the season for giving lots of love, special gifts, decorating in lights and tinsel and creating lovely Christmas crafts and beeeeautifully fabulous bows to match your Christmas attire! All of the aforementioned holiday activities bring holiday cheer to me and my family and friends. What about you? Jess from Mommy Makes Things is visiting today and spreading a little holiday cheer of her own with a gorgeous Double Ruffle Bow perfect for your Christmas festivities or everyday wear! Enjoy!
It’s time for another fun tutorial with The Ribbon Retreat Blog! This time we’re making a super simple Double Ruffle Bow using the Hair Bow Maker from The Ribbon Retreat. This simple bow is perfect for the holidays. And if you haven’t tried the Bow Maker before, you can make so many different bow styles with it. It is so easy to learn and use. Perfect for beginning and advanced bow makers! You can get yours HERE.
You can find a video tutorial for a simple Double Ruffle Bow on The Ribbon Retreat Youtube Channel HERE. But here are the steps below.
Decide how big you want your bow and space the dowels apart. I think mine is about 4 inches but I usually do 6. Place your ribbon behind the dowels, leaving the tail to hang and wrap the end around one dowel ending in the middle. See the pic below.
Now wrap the long end of your ribbon to the center, overlapping your end and pinch in place. You’ll want to keep your finger pinched on the center the rest of the tutorial so that your bow stays in place.
Next, wrap the long end around the dowel from the back to the front and twist at the center so that you are keeping the nice side of your ruffle ribbon showing.
Do the same thing on the opposite side. Wrapping around the dowel, coming up to the front and twisting. You’ll continue doing this 3-5 times, depending on how many loops you want.
Next, secure the bow in place with a needle and thread.
Then carefully pull the bow off of the bow maker.
Use your thread to wrap tightly around the center of the bow.
And then, I like to take a piece of ribbon and tie a knot around the center. Then use hot glue and a felt circle to secure your clip or barrette to the back.
And you can add some embellishments to give it a little extra bling if you want!
I hope you enjoyed this super simple bow for the holidays and make sure you stop by MommyMakesThings.com soon to enter a giveaway for a Hair Bow Maker of your own!
Thank you Jess! What a gorgeous little bow made from stunning Double Ruffle Ribbon! You are so very talented and your bow is lovely! For more lovely projects by this fabulous lady, make sure to check out her blog at Mommy Makes Things. AND…while you are there, make sure you enter to win one of our incredible Hair Bow Makers so you too can create amazing bows just like these!
You can make the most fabulous bows with our Hair Bow Maker! Want to see a few? Check out these gorgeous bows all made with The Ribbon Retreat’s Hair Bow Maker…