Poofy Cheeks: Boutique Hair Bow Tutorial with Step by Step Instructions and Pictures

August 11, 2016

Boutique Hair Bow Tutorial with Step by Step Instructions and Pictures

I like big bows and I cannot lie! I'm sharing another hair bow tutorial and this one is for a big in your face bow. Now if I could only get Delilah to stop loosing them and actually KEEP them in her hair all day! It is a good thing I am making her bows myself instead of buying them! Bows are really pretty easy to make and don't take any crazy supplies. I'm sure most of you already have a lighter, scissors and some sort of string around your house. Pick up the ribbon and you are in business.
 
 
Boutique Hair Bow - Step by Step Insctructions

Boutique Hair Bow - Step by Step Insctructions

SUPPLIES:
  • Lighter
  • Scissors
  • Twine/String/Fishing Line (I use what I have but prefer fishing line)
  • 2 inch Grosgrain Ribbon
  • 1/2 inch Grosgrain or Satin Ribbon
  • 1 barrette
  • Hot Glue Gun

Boutique Hair Bow - Step by Step Insctructions

Step #1: Cut a piece of the 2 inch grosgrain ribbon about 24-30 inches in length and lay it out as seen in the picture above. (As seen in picture below) Snip a triangle out of each end and use a lighter to seal the ends from fraying.

Boutique Hair Bow - Step by Step Insctructions

Step 2: Gather ribbon through the center from bottom to top folding them in the center to create a puffy bow.

Boutique Hair Bow - Step by Step Insctructions

Step 3: Secure the center by wrapping and knotting with a piece of string. Trim the string and place this bow to the side.

Boutique Hair Bow - Step by Step Insctructions

Step 4: Cut three 5 inch pieces of the 2 inch grosgrain ribbon and cut three 5 inch pieces of the 1/2 inch ribbon.

Boutique Hair Bow - Step by Step Insctructions

Boutique Hair Bow - Step by Step Insctructions

Step 5: Cut angled edges into each end of the 6 pieces of ribbon and seal the edges from fraying with a lighter.

Boutique Hair Bow - Step by Step Insctructions

Step 6: Fold one piece of the 2 inch ribbon in half and then fold the two ends down. Continue this with the other two pieces of grosgrain ribbon. Secure the three pieces together with a piece of string and then trim the excess string. (See four pictures below)

Boutique Hair Bow - Step by Step Insctructions

Boutique Hair Bow - Step by Step Insctructions

Boutique Hair Bow - Step by Step Insctructions


Step 7 - Fold each piece of 1/2 inch ribbon in half and secure together with string.

Boutique Hair Bow - Step by Step Insctructions

Step 8: Use a dab of hot glue to secure the 1/2 inch ribbon to the 2 inch ribbon. Then use another dab of glue to secure the first bow to the top.

Boutique Hair Bow - Step by Step Insctructions

Step 9: Cut a piece of half inch ribbon 6 inches long and know it around the center of the bow.

Boutique Hair Bow - Step by Step Insctructions


Step 10: Remove the center piece from the barrette and then secure the barrette to the back of the bow using a dab of hot glue.

Boutique Hair Bow - Step by Step Insctructions

Boutique Hair Bow - Step by Step Insctructions

Step 11: Dab hot glue onto the center of the barrette and wrap one end of the center blue ribbon around and secure it. Repeat with the other loose end of blue ribbon trimming as needed. Replace the center piece of the barrette.
 



Tada! Now you have created a BIG BOW perfect for your little lady!

Boutique Hair Bow - Step by Step Insctructions



Enjoy,

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