Simple St. Patrick’s Day Bow

Simple St. Patrick's Day Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

These bows require very little ribbon and very little time to make.

If you’re in a rush and your little girl needs a quick bow before she gets pinched on St. Patrick’s Day, these are for you!

This is the Bow-Tie Technique.

The instructions for this technique are free and can be found on The Ribbon Retreat.

I couldn’t decide on which look I wanted, so I am posting both.

Simple St. Patrick's Day Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

This bow is done by layering the ribbon before folding it into a bow.

Add clip and center ribbon and you’re done!

Simple St. Patrick's Day Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat}

The other bow was done by layering two Bow-Tie Bows.

I finished by adding a clip and a knotted center.

Simple St. Patrick's Day Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

These types of bows would also be great as little doggie bows or bow-ties for little boys.

Simple St. Patrick's Day Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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  1. Brittany
    Posted March 16, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    This is so cute! I love the ribbon!

  2. Cindy
    Posted July 25, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    These are adorable! How would you attach them to a barrette?

    • Shirley
      Posted July 25, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

      Hi Cindy! You can find out how to attach them to a barrette in this post – Scroll towards the bottom and you can see how I attached this bow to a clip. A barrette is only slightly different. You would take out the springy part of the barrette and then put the center knot ribbon around it. Once that ribbon is attached, you will reattach the springy part and you’re all done! You can line the top of the barrette with ribbon as well. Hope this helps! If not, let me know and I will do another tutorial on it in the next week or so.

  3. turkey
    Posted October 30, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    this website helped me so much now i can make my own bows without having to buy them!

  4. Trena
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    I love your site, so many great tutorials and supplies.
    What is a good ribbon size for these little bows.
    Just began making bows a few weeks ago
    Thanks so much

    • Shirley
      Posted March 23, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

      Hi Trena! Thank you so much! These bows use 7/8″ for the shamrock ribbon and 1 1/2″ for the White Solid Grosgrain ribbon. That is so exciting you are making bows! It is my favorite craft by far and I don’t even have a little girl. 🙂 Have fun and let us know if you have any questions! 🙂

  5. amal khan
    Posted July 14, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    hey! luv this tutorial …although i could make bows but these are better more cute and easier thanks luv u 🙂

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