Ribbon Circle Halloween Bow

Ribbon Circle Halloween Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

With Halloween getting closer I thought I’d better get crackalackin’ and whip up some cute festive bows for my girls! Every day is a day to celebrate with little girls, but the holidays are especially fun to dress them up.

The Ribbon Retreat offers a variety of cute Halloween ribbons.
There are so many fun choices that the hardest part is picking your favorite!

This bow is fun and super easy to make!

I used 1 1/2″ Orange/Black Zebra Ribbon for my bottom layer.
I used 1 1/2″ Black/ Orange/ Yellow Dot Ribbon for my middle layer.
I used 7/8″ Candy Corn with Dots Ribbon
3/8″ Orange Grosgrain Ribbon

You’ll also need a double prong clip, needle and thread, felt circles,
glue gun and glue sticks, and a pair of scissors.

The size of your ribbon (length and width) will determine the size of your circle.
For example, my largest ribbon was 36″ in length.
My medium ribbon circle was 18″ long,
and my small ribbon circle was 12″ long.

To start out cut your largest ribbon to the desired length. The length of my ribbon is 36″.

Seal the ends of the ribbon with your preferred method.

Thread your needle and start sewing your ribbon with a simple running stitch.

The ribbon will begin to gather as you sew it.

When you reach the end of your ribbon pull the thread tight and gather the ribbon into a circle. Secure with a knot.

Sew the end of your ribbon to the beginning of your ribbon. Secure with a knot in the back.

Ah, so pretty!

Continue making ribbon circles. I made 3 total.

Line your clip with ribbon. Using hot glue, attach a felt circle to the top of your clip.

Hot glue the largest ribbon circle onto the felt circle. Press and hold to secure.
You could easily sew the 3 ribbon circles together but I chose to glue them.

Glue the medium sized ribbon circle onto the large ribbon circle.

Top with the smallest ribbon circle.
Add a button in the center for a finishing touch.

Does it need another button?
I think so!

Ribbon Circle Halloween Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

If you think it looks cute now, just look how cute it is on!

Ribbon Circle Halloween Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Ribbon Circle Halloween Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

The bow is adorable attached to a headband! It would look cute on a scarf or bag or hat, as well.

Ribbon Circle Halloween Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Ok, she’s done now!

Ribbon Circle Halloween Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

This bow would look cute in a variety of colors and patterns.
There are lots of possibilities.
Just have fun with it!
Happy bow making!

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  1. Alice
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Thanks so much for your post. This is just the bow I need for my two granddaughters for Halloween. Love those glue gun crafts.

    • Posted October 21, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

      Thank you Alice! Isn’t it fun to dress those littlel girls up? We would love to see the bows that you make!

  2. Rana
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Heehee. I had to laugh at the “crackalackin”. I used that word last night while I was making some clippies. My son looked at me like I was nuts. Love your site!

    • Posted October 21, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

      Lol! Crackalackin is a daily word at our house! Thanks for stopping by Rana!

  3. Nancy
    Posted October 22, 2011 at 5:15 am | Permalink

    Love it! What a great alternative to a traditional bow! 2 of those would look great on pony tails!!

    • Posted October 22, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Nancy! I wanted something a little different than a traditional bow. My other little girl loves piggie tails! I made her a set in different colors. They turned out super cute!

  4. Maricelda
    Posted October 22, 2011 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    have learned a new vocabulary word. love it and your ideas.

  5. Berg the bow maker
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh! I lonmve these instructions I just made two of them just a while ago. One animal print themed one, and one neon colored one. And oh my gosh they are so cute! The only thing different is that mine are morepuffy but that’s perfectly fine. Thank you!

    • Posted October 26, 2011 at 12:07 am | Permalink

      Thanks Berg! I’m so glad you liked the bow. Your’s sound adorable! I like that it’s different, fun and easy.

  6. lae yee mon
    Posted November 5, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Thank! for ur post.

  7. Sarita Lopez
    Posted November 11, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    I’m a first time mom to a now 5 month old little girl, and I’ve turned into a very “crafty” mom. I’ve made SO MANY different kinds of bows for her, and in an assorted variety of colors its funny. I thought that this might be something easy to make, but I never knew just HOW easy!! Now I’ve got something else I can start making for my little girl! Thank you!

  8. Silvia
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    I love that shape!!! Im goin to try to make one like that, I have a little girl and she loves hairbows…I love being inspired by people like you, thank you

    • Posted November 21, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

      Thank you Silvia! It’s a fun change from a basic bow. We’d love to see what you come up with!

  9. Linda
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 2:58 am | Permalink

    Love your idea and the mixture of patterns and colors. If you do another, you might think of using an “embellishment” button such as candy corn or a black cat in the center.

  10. honey
    Posted December 26, 2012 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    cute bow. did you use 3/8 orange ribbon anywhere?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted December 26, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

      Hi Honey! It looks like the orange wasn’t used, instead black was used. It was for lining the clip. I hope this helps! – Shirley 🙂

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