Poofy Cheeks: Spiker Bow Tutorial with Step by Step Photos

March 15, 2016

Spiker Bow Tutorial with Step by Step Photos

Easy grosgrain ribbon spike bow tutorial with step by step photos.
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My sweet girl is three and a half now. She went through a stage somewhere around the start of terrible two where she wouldn't let me put anything in her hair. Then terrible twos hit hard and I could barely get a brush through her birds nest of hair. Finally she is coming back around to the idea of cute hair bows. Headbands... forget it! If this sassy lady is willing to wear bows trust me I'm taking advantage. Do you know the feeling?


Last week I ran into Hobby Lobby for some shop supplies and for once the two babies were behaving and I was able to browse a little instead of rushing in and out. I wondered into the ribbon isle where they had 50% off and came across the cutest flamingo grosgrain ribbon. It HAD to come home with me and I knew it would make the cutest bows with Spring and Summer knocking.



Supplies Needed:
Directions:

1. Start by cutting your ribbon. You will need (3) 6 inch and (2) 4.5 inch pieces of the 2 inch grosgrain ribbon. Cut (2) 8 inch pieces of the 1/2 inch ribbon.


Grosgrain Spike Bow Tutorial and Step by Step Photos.

2. Cut a triangle from each of the 2 inch wide ribbon pieces.

Grosgrain Spike Bow Tutorial and Step by Step Photos.

3. Use a lighter to quickly run across the raw edges of the ribbon. This seals the ribbon from fraying.

Grosgrain Spike Bow Tutorial and Step by Step Photos.

Grosgrain Spike Bow Tutorial and Step by Step Photos.

4. Pinch the middle of a 6 inch long ribbon peice between your thumb and pointer finger and then use your other hand to fold down the two ends between your fingers as well. Repeat with all three 6 inch pieces. Secure by tying around the middle with string and knotting. (See the 4 pictures below).

Grosgrain Spike Bow Tutorial and Step by Step Photos.

Grosgrain Spike Bow Tutorial and Step by Step Photos.

Grosgrain Spike Bow Tutorial and Step by Step Photos.

Grosgrain Spike Bow Tutorial and Step by Step Photos.

5. Repeat step 4 with the two 4.5 inch long pieces.

Grosgrain Spike Bow Tutorial and Step by Step Photos.

6. Place a dab of hot glue on the middle of the bigger ribbon cluster and secure the smaller one to the top.

Grosgrain Spike Bow Tutorial and Step by Step Photos.

7. Take one of the 1/2 inch wide pieces of ribbon and hot glue it around the outside of a metal clip. You can skip this part but I think it makes it look more polished. Remember to use the lighter to seal the raw edges of the ribbon.

Grosgrain Spike Bow Tutorial and Step by Step Photos.

8. Take the second piece of 1/2 inch wide ribbon and find the middle. Place a small dot of hot glue onto the inside of the clip and then secure the middle of the ribbon to it.

Grosgrain Spike Bow Tutorial and Step by Step Photos.

9. Put another dab of hot glue onto the bottom of the bow and secure the clip to it. Then wrap the ribbon around to the front of the bow and make a knot.

Grosgrain Spike Bow Tutorial and Step by Step Photos.

Grosgrain Spike Bow Tutorial and Step by Step Photos.

10. Wrap the ends back around to the back of the bow and place another dab of glue on the inside of the clip and knot again over the glue. Clip the ends and seal with the lighter.

Grosgrain Spike Bow Tutorial and Step by Step Photos.

Grosgrain Spike Bow Tutorial and Step by Step Photos.

Ta-da! Your first one might take a few extra minute but these bows take minutes to make! You can roll these out like a factory! I clip these right into Delilah's hair and they look super cute over the top or under a bun. If your little girl does wear headbands you could always clip the bow or hot glue it right onto a band as well. Ready to try your own!?

Grosgrain Spike Bow Tutorial and Step by Step Photos.

My kids start their Spring break next week and I have a few fun craft tutorial roundups coming for kids of all ages. We will be visiting family for a few days, heading to the splash pad and possibly the beach one day before we host Easter brunch on Easter Sunday. Who else has fun plans for Easter break? Safe wishes and travels to all!

Enjoy,

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2 comments:

  1. Cute!! I have a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow morning that features your spiker bow tutorial: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/?p=88260 --Anne

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  2. would wire ribbon work for this?

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