Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Easy Patriotic Baby Bows

The supplies used in this tutorial are courtesy of the Ribbon Retreat. 
The Fourth of July is easily my favorite holiday. Barbecues, parades, fireworks and family. The best combination I can think of. I usually dress my kids up in full patriotic colors for the holiday and with a new baby, I knew I needed some new baby bows in red, white and blue.

These bows are easy to make, and they stay put. They will stay in my newborn's fine hair and they still look great clipped into the pony tail of my 5-year-old.

 You will need: 


 You can use any combination of ribbon colors for these bows. Try using one red, one white and one blue, or two blue polka dots strands and one white. There are a ton of cute possibilities that are very patriotic. With whatever colors you decide, cut 3 4-inch strips of ribbon and fray check all of the ribbon ends.
 Tie a knot in the middle of the ribbon you want to be the center of the bow.
 Loop the other two pieces into circles, slightly overlapping the ends. Hot glue them together.
 Squish the loops in the center, secure with a little dab of hot glue.
 Take the two squished circles and overlap into a small X. Hot glue them together. Wrap the knotted piece of ribbon around the ribbon x and hot glue in the back.
 Cover an alligator clip with ribbon.
 Hot glue the bow to the top of the clip and add a silly grip to the inside top of the clip. These grips are so fantastic they will hold bows in my 5 week-old's hair just fine.
I absolutely can't wait to dress my newborn up for her first Fourth of July and these bows are perfect finishing touch!
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18 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Wow, those are super cute.

Stacie said...

These are super cute.They don't look that hard to make.

Paula Parker said...

This is so cute and festive. Easy enough to make too! Thanks.

Janelle Shank said...

the bows! omg so cute. thanks for showing how to make them

Kung Phoo said...

These are very cute.. My daughter would be all into this..

Terri | Sugar Free Glow said...

Super cute! You should sell them on Etsy!

Life Tastes Good said...

These are super cute!! and sounds pretty easy to make too! thanks for sharing!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Ahh! Love Ribbon Retreat! And these are so cute!

Liz Mays said...

I love how these turned out. They're absolutely darling!

Mary said...

Well you made that look easy enough. I think they would also be great as headband accessories.

mail4rosey said...

What a cute, sweet look for the holiday. I miss my big girl being a little girl. :)

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

Oh my gosh...those bows are too cute! Love it.

Payal Bansal said...

They look beautiful.. and I didnt know they were so easy to make

Mistee Dawn said...

Those are super cute. My daughter would love them.

Karen S said...

Very cute! I wish I had a girl sometimes!

Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack said...

That's adorable and so easy

Maddi'sMommy said...

Those are precious :) My daughter would love them.

Krystal Butherus said...

easy and adorable! thanks for the tutorial!

 
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