How To Make Simple Ribbon Bows ^_^

Aug 9, 2010 by

Continuing the series of tutorials on making basic bows today I’ll show you how you can make the perfect bow out of ribbon.

This is what the finished product will look like:

Ribbon Bow Tutorial


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  • http://thegirlwithabow.com Diana

    This is perfect! As the biggest bow fan in the world, I’ve been looking for a way to make the perfect bow!

    Thanks Violet, I’m so glad you posted this tutorial!

    Diana xx

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      I’m so glad you found it useful Diana :D

  • http://twitter.com/alisaxlee Alisa

    This is so weirdly timely! I made makeup containers using black & silver paint and added leopard detailing. I wanted bows to finish them off, so I went to the store this afternoon. They were charging $2.95 for only 2, and I needed at least 12! No thanks. I bought plain ribbon to make my own but without any clue how to make nice looking bows.

    Will definitely be using this tutorial! Thank you. :)

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      :O That is so expensive for bows! I can’t wait to see your finished containers, I bet they will be adorable!

  • http://celdeconail.blogspot.com/ Cel

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. It looks very easy and the result is fabulous :D

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      No problem, I’m glad you liked it!

  • http://thewayitgoestoday.blogspot.com/ om

    OOh, have you invested the $3.99 in hair volumisers yet? Ice have them… very easy ways to get big hair!

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      Do you mean the Bumpit style ones? I don’t like Bumpits but I haven’t been into Ice for a while so I’ll have to check it out, thanks for the recommendations :D

  • http://rosieunknown.blogspot.com Rosie

    Thank you! I’ve been trying to figure out how to make bows like that for ages, but it just never worked :P

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      No problems! I hope it helps you :D

  • Meaghan

    Hi Violet :)
    Ive been wanting to make a big bow for a headband I have so this is perfect timing! Thanks! :)

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      Yay! Let me know how your headband goes <3

  • http://biggreendinosaur.blogspot.com BGDino

    Thank you!!! I’m thinking about making a hair barrette in my next “relaxing from too much study” break and I needed to know how to do ribbon bows!!! Are you a mind reader? :P

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      Omg I need a relaxing break too >_< Haha yep I'm secretly a mind reader :D

  • http://www.papillondenuit.net/ Kari

    Cute! It seems so simple now that I’ve read the tutorial, but before this I could never figure out how to get non-crooked bows XD My many massacred scraps of ribbon thank you for this <3

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      XD happy to help some massacred scraps of ribbon!

  • http://cateaclysmic.blogspot.com Cate

    Thank you for this, I’ve been wanting to make some cute bows for a while as I’ve got so much cute ribbon!

    Now I can finally make myself that ribbon headbow YEY!

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      Yay! I hope you can use up all the ribbon!

  • http://riechanster.blogspot.com Riechan

    I have always been wondering how people made those things. Would there be a magically way, but nooo the’re just cheating with another piece of ribbon :D

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      Perfect bows are most definitely all about cheating :D

  • http://shmuberry.blogspot.com/ Shmuberry

    awesome and simple tutorial! yay!

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      <3 you!

  • http://www.hairclippy.com hair bows

    These bows are adorable. Thanks Violet, I’m so glad you posted this tutorial!

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      No problem :)

  • http://dweam.com dweam

    So simple and gorgeous! <3

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      Thanks so much, I should make you some more hair clippies ^_^

  • http://mitzilovesopshops.blogspot.com Bec

    Hi Violet,
    thanks for the tutorial, that’s lovely!!

    PS you are on my blog…

    xx Bec

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      Aww no problem Bec, I’m glad you liked it! Off to look at your blog now <3

  • Kate

    This is an awesome tutorial, I’ve been wondering how to make a bow like this, and whenever I google it I always how to wrap gift bows xD

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      Haha google can be a bit silly like that XD I’m so glad to help!

  • http://www.ribbonb2b.com susanne

    Hi beauty,

    You bows are so nice.

    I also sell ribbon hair accessory : http://www.ribbonb2b.com

    Welcome to visit!


    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      Thanks for the link Susanne, please don’t use my comments to advertise your store though :)

  • http://thiamere.blogspot.com thiamere

    i will definitely be making a bow this way now. It’s so perfectly cute!

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      Yay! I would love to see your results :D

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  • http://superstarhollyann.deviantart.com Holly Ann

    Ffff lighter to stop fraying!! IT’S SO SIMPLE…
    To think I’ve had to deal with fraying ribbons all these years OTL

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      Hahaha it’s always the simple things that I totally miss too!

  • Bree

    Hi! I love these bows <3 they're so adorable. How do you get them in your hair though, do you slide a bobby pin through the middle? Thanks x

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      Yep just add in a bobby pin or stitch in a clip to the back :D

  • Pat Fulton

    Thank you for the free tutorial. I have unsuccessfully tried for hours to make a decent bow, but didn’t know it was this simple. Great clear instructions.

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      I’m so glad you found it useful!

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  • Tahyun

    So helpful! Especially the part about burning the ends of the short piece together and then sewing it on! I was having trouble getting the wrap around to work in a satisfying way!

    Thanks for posting this!

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      I’m very glad you enjoyed it :D

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