Friday, November 1, 2019

Decorative Holiday Ribbon Bow

It's the first Friday of the month and today's the day I bring you a fun themed craft to share at Bring On the Crafts Blog Hop!
The theme for November is Ribbon!

A bow ribbon adds the finishing touch to just about everything - whether it's a gift, home decor, or even fashionable clothing!  So why not put a bow on it this holiday season! I love making all kinds of bows! And here's a simple way to create an adorable decorative holiday bow that's gorgeous - perfect for gift giving and sure to impress! And the best part, you can adjust the length and width of the ribbon to make just about any bow size!

Materials needed:
4 - 7.5" strips 5/8" wide ribbon - reversible (design on both sides)
4 - 6.5" strips 3/8" wide ribbon - reversible  
Hot glue
Decorative button or bling for center

Let's start by cutting out four 7.5" long strips of 5/8" wide ribbon. It's best to use ribbon that's reversible with the same design on both sides, but you can also glue one sided ribbon together using fabric glue so the design will show on both sides.

Fold all the ribbon strips in half to find the center. Place one ribbon strip in a vertical position and add a dab of glue in the middle (where the fold is) and place a strip horizontal down on top of the glue at the fold.
Next,  add a dab of glue to the center at the fold and imagine creating an X with the ribbon strips and place a ribbon strip on the fold, slanted left. Then add a dab of glue in the center on the fold and place a strip down, slanted right. 
Next, lift up the center ribbon end and fold over to make a loop, add a dab of glue in the middle of the ribbon strips and glue end down. 
 I am turning the ribbon strips around so that the next strip is always vertical and centered.
 Then add a dab of glue to the center and fold the next strip end over, making a loop and down on top of the glue - holding in place until secure.
 Continue repeating the previous steps until .  .  .

 all the strips are glued down .  .  .
 for an adorable bow look!
Repeat steps to make a smaller version starting with four strips, as before. 

 Once all the loops are glued down and the second bow is finished, glue it in the center of the larger bow, with loops in-between loops.  And finally, glue on a decorative button or make your own bling like the one pictured.

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Bring on the Crafts — A Craft & DIY Blog Hop

On the first Friday through Sunday of each month, a group of DIY and crafty bloggers join forces to create a fun craft or DIY project to share that follows a monthly materials theme. Together, with hosts Marie from Elle Marie Home and Habiba from Craftify My Love, they share the #BringontheCrafts blog hop with you. November's theme is Ribbon! Each blogger chooses their own craft to make as long as they love it and it uses Ribbon for the project.

Our November Co-hosts

Gail at Purple Hues and Me • Beverly at Across the Blvd  Jenny at Cookies, Coffee & Crafts   
Join in on the fun! If you'd like to participate next month, you can request to join our Bring on the Crafts Facebook Group. Next month's theme is Yarn!
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  1. How pretty. I love the detailed tutorial, Gail. A larger version with wired ribbon would look great on a wreath. I wonder if that would work. I'm going to try it.

    1. That's a great idea, Beverly! I'm sure it would look awesome using wider wired ribbon!

  2. Very pretty Gail. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    1. Thanks Cindy! Just in time for the holidays! Have a great weekend!

  3. Gail,
    I LOVE this pretty bow!! So creative!! Thanks so much for stopping by my Christmas Blog's first post of the Season!! I will keep on the look out for a large mitten cookie cutter!! I grabbed those when I saw them because I thought they were so unique!! I have been doing some crafting too that i can not wait to share and that will be my next Christmas post so I hope you will come back for a visit!!!

  4. I will be trying this later, love it. Pinned

  5. Boy do I need this tutorial - shared it as part of your Friend of the Week Feature at Create With Joy! :-)

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