Create big fun bows with our awesome Spikey Bow Tutorial! These bows are simple and you can create one for any holiday or season using a huge variety of ribbons, ric rac, and tulle. Have fun!
Hi there! It’s Emily from Bits of Everything. I’m excited to do another tutorial for you.
These Spikey Bows are SO cute! My girls always get compliments when they have them in their hair.
You can make them small or large. Today, I am using ribbon cut 5 inches long, which makes a larger bow. I’m also adding tulle, which makes it a little more full and fabulous!
~ Spikey Bow Tutorial ~
First of all, here are the supplies you need:
ANY color or print 7/8″ ribbon you want. The Ribbon Retreat has so many cute designs to choose from.
Click the link to see our huge assortment!
This time I used the same colors (black and white), but all different patterns.
THEY ARE SO FUN!!
The first thing you do is cut the ribbon into 5 inch long strips, fold them in half (length wise)
and cut the ends on an angle, giving them a spikey effect.
I cut 4 pieces of each pattern of ribbon (for the set), 2 for each bow.
Next, you will treat the ends of the ribbon with fray check so that the ribbon does not fray.
(You can also heat seal with a lighter.)
I left the tulle the width it was, but cut it in 4 inch length increments. I cut 8 pieces of each black and white (for the set), 4 black and 4 white for each bow. Then I cut an “M”, or two angles, on each end so that they were more spikey looking. You don’t need to treat the ends of your tulle.
Now you are ready to put it all together!
First, I fold a piece of ribbon in half (length wise again) and put onto your needle.
Repeat with the next ribbon to make an X on your needle.
Then I fold a piece of tulle (2 times length wise) and randomly put them between the ribbons.
Then add more ribbon and more tulle.
Keep adding until you have used all of your pieces of ribbon and tulle.
Then take your needle up and down a few times until you feel it is very secure, and tie a knot.
Turn it over and you have finished your first spikey bow!
Then repeat the whole process for the 2nd spikey bow and you will complete your set!
Finally, I hot glued each of them on to a lined alligator clip and they were ready to use!
This is how they look in the hair!
Here are a few more ideas with different sizes and colors!!
Thank you Emily!! I absolutely love this Spikey Bow Tutorial. These bows are so cute and easy to make. I love that you can use so many different fun ribbons to match your little girl’s style. And how cute are these for cheer bows or spirit bows?!
The Ribbon Retreat does carry a huge assortment of fun ribbons and so much more! Our prices are amazing, so don’t even worry about going out to the craft store! Shop from the comfort of your own home and save money! We have awesome customer service and shipping as well.