New Release – Spring Prints and Satin Rosettes!

These new Spring releases are so cute! We can’t wait to see that floral, especially! It’s a sweetie. So we have 5 new colors of Jumbo Dots, 3 new Ikats, Spring Daisies and NEW Easter Eggs! And of course, lovely, high-quality Satin Roses at a super good price. So cute! We’re so excited!New Spring  Ikats from RABOM!New Satin Roses from RABOM! New Spring Ikat from RABOM! New Spring  Jumbo Dots from RABOM!New Satin Roses from RABOM! New Spring  Jumbo Dots from RABOM! New Spring Ikat from RABOM!New Spring Daisies, Ikat and Jumbo Dots from RABOM! Bowmaker Sale happening right now at RABOM! New Spring Daisies from RABOM! New Spring Daisies from RABOM!New Satin Roses from RABOM! New Satin Roses from RABOM! New Satin Roses from RABOM! New Satin Roses from RABOM! New Satin Roses from RABOM! New Satin Roses from RABOM!

You guessed it. More Felt Bows!

What can we say? We love these Felt Bows! And at the suggestion of our Ribbonistas, we made them into smaller collections. Now you can get a pack of six bows of different, coordinating colors! Obviously this is awesome. And we’re psyched about these collections! Here are a few *glamour pics* to share with you of this awesome new product!Hipster Heathers! RABOM Felt Bow CollectionsRABOM Felt Bow Collection: Rainbow Felt!

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RABOM Felt Bows (and soon, Rosettes!)

Whew – and we’re back online! Here at Ribbon and Bows Oh My, we switched to a new website layout and knocked our blog down in the process. New, responsive, beautiful, and easier to navigate, we’re in love with it! If you have not seen it, go check it out.

Along with the new website, we added some new goodies – RABOM Felt Bows! 21 new colors and enough material to make six adorable bows. You can mix-and-match the loops, double up loops or tails, and make tails-out or tails-down bows. What’s our favorite thing about these new bows? No sewing! They come together entirely with a glue gun. You can sew if you like, but you don’t have to!

Check out all new RABOM Round Bow, RABOM Medium Bow and RABOM Baby Bow!

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Custom Wrapping Ribbon from RABOM!

Five templates, infinite gifts to wrap :) Choose from one of five templates, send us your last name, and it’s 50 yards of ribbon from Your Family (!) for $50! Add that extra special touch to your work, neighborhood, school and church gifts this year!

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Christmas Tree Ribbon Sculpture Hairclip Tutorial!

Hello all! Here it is – the Christmas Tree Ribbon Sculpture Hairclip Tutorial! < that’s a mouthful. Wow.

Is this your first Ribbon Sculpture Hairclip? Great! This is a great one for a beginner start! It’s pretty easy – just keep these words in mind while you work: Slow, Symmetrical, and Simple. Work slowly, since this will allow you to place your ribbon switchbacks more precisely. And always pay attention to symmetry! Are your branches even on each side? Are the loops of your topper bow of equal length? Just keep checking your symmetry. Finally – simple! This is a simple ribbon sculpture, only takes one or two attempts to get it right, so don’t overthink it :) Three diagonal rows of rhinestones is all you need! You can do more, but if you don’t want to take chances, just stick with the Three Diagonal Rows pattern!

We hope you enjoy this tutorial and we can’t wait to see the pics of YOUR Christmas Tree Ribbon Sculpture Hairclips!

Licensed Disney Character Release! We’re in LOVE, we tell you!

It’s finally here – something we’ve been excited about for a few weeks now! Officially Licensed Disney Character Ribbon! We have Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff – everyone from Frozen! And of course we have the Disney Princesses: Belle, Aurora, Rapunzel, Ariel and Cinderella. We have a ton of Mickey and Minnie ribbon (as well as some guest appearances by Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto!) And totally new to us here at RABOM, we have Doc Mcstuffins and Sophia the First!

So many cute prints on 1.5 and 7/8 inch satin – we can’t wait to see these bows!Disney Ribbon from Ribbon and Bows Oh My (2 of 26)Disney Ribbon from Ribbon and Bows Oh My (5 of 26) Disney Ribbon from Ribbon and Bows Oh My (6 of 26)Disney Ribbon from Ribbon and Bows Oh My (9 of 26)Disney Ribbon from Ribbon and Bows Oh My (8 of 26)Disney Ribbon from Ribbon and Bows Oh My (11 of 26)Disney Ribbon from Ribbon and Bows Oh My (13 of 26)Disney Ribbon from Ribbon and Bows Oh My (18 of 26)Disney Ribbon from Ribbon and Bows Oh My (17 of 26)Disney Ribbon from Ribbon and Bows Oh My (22 of 26)Disney Ribbon from Ribbon and Bows Oh My (25 of 26) Disney Ribbon from Ribbon and Bows Oh My (26 of 26)

This week’s sale is a PRETTY one! Glitters and Prints!

20% off Glitter Ribbon and Printed Ribbon is happening through 10/14/14 at RABOM! Here’s a few glamour shots of our Glitter ribbon! These are just five of the eight varieties of glitter ribbon on sale! (Glitterific, Stretch Glitterific, RABOM iridescence, Color Shimmer, 3/8 Dazzle Dots, Glitter Polka, Dazzle Grosgrain and Sheerly Glitter are all on sale)Enjoy and check out the sale right here :)

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Pinwheel Bow + Bowmaker Video Tutorial!

Hey Ribbonistas! New video tutorial is up!

So the Pinwheel Bow has proved to be a little less predictable (albeit JUST AS CUTE) than the Boutique Bow. We’re pretty sure NO ONE in the history of bow making has ever felt that way, but there it is! The RABOM Boutique Bow is just *that* easy to make. But fear not, we’ll get you making some fantastic, adorable Pinwheel Bows in no time! So before anyone has to ask, no we currently do not sell the Bowmaker. But we’re working on it! For now, we found ours on Etsy and know that they can be bought online. You can even find some with handy measurements printed on the bowmaker! Very cool.

So. The Pinwheel Bow. There are ways to do it without the Bowmaker! But when we talked about which method got the best quality bow and which method was the easiest to get right *every* time, the RABOM design team kept coming back to the use of the Bowmaker. But that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop trying to freehand that bow! Because we like for our tutorials to be accessible to all :)

At this point, you can skip over to the tutorial OR peruse the list of materials you need. We cover this in the tutorial as well.

You will need the following: 

  • 1.5 inch grosgrain ribbon, 30 to 28 inches
  • matching 3/8 inch grosgrain ribbon
  • bowmaker
  • between 2 and 6 alligator clips with teeth
  • needle and thread
  • glue gun
  • lighter
  • scissors

Things to keep in mind:

  1. You can correct your folds in the center! Don’t just cinch and let that be it, go in and pull and push those creases until they are even and clear. Before you wrap your thread around your knot, your bow is still in a very flexible and malleable place! So don’t be afraid to arrange the center folds just how you like them.
  2. You do not have to use a 3/8 inch ribbon center. I personally LOVE the 1/8 inch center – I think it’s so dainty! And the Pinwheel bow is a great bow for showing off bling, so add a cap or accessory in the middle if you like.

That’s it! Enjoy and let us know if we can make this tutorial even *better*! And be sure to share your successes :)

Boutique Bow Tutorial

 

It’s here. The tutorial to help demystify the enigmatic, often-confusing but totally AWESOME Boutique Bow. In my Boutique Bow journey (lol, but seriously), I have discovered many things (symmetry, focus of attention) and some things still remain a mystery to me. Bowmakers who can create a Boutique Bow by folding and pinching? Give those ladies props because that’s some serious skill! The way I learned how to make a consistently cute Boutique Bow was through placing and pinning my loops. You will see in the video that I do not attempt to fold the bow while holding it – rather I pin my loops in place, removing and replacing pins as I go, until I have a bow that can be pinched and un-pinched without the overlapping loops ever moving out of place. I found that this was the best method for me because – quite simply – if I messed up my pinch, I don’t have to remake my bow! And I’m a bit of a perfectionist.

So before I give you a list of things to “Keep in Mind” while you bow, here’s a list of materials.  If you guys are like me, you want to skip to the action immediately (and then wonder what went wrong later when you didn’t read the directions but, like, YOLO, you know? I get you. I’m that way :) ) If you can press on with some instruction beyond the list of materials, more power to you!

You will need the following:

  • 1.5 inch grosgrain, 30 inches
  • straight pins (at least 2)
  • alligator clips (at least 2, ideally 4)
  • needle and thread
  • lighter
  • glue gun
  • scissors

So here are some things to keep in mind while making a bow with this method:

  • Keep your placements and angles symmetrical.

You’re going to be using evenly-spaced creases in your ribbon to make all of your placements, so this shouldn’t be a difficult rule to follow! The best looking bows are the bows that have been made with careful attention to symmetry. Especially the symmetry of the loops. You want the loops on each side of the knot to be the same size, right? Yes. In order to get there, all of your previous folds must be on-point, as they say. So just keep this in mind whilst you fold – symmetry is king!

  • Use right angles

Overlap your ribbon at 90 and 45 degree angles. We’re talking Parallel and Perpendicular lines here. Once you get going and cranking out some awesome bows, then you can start relaxing this rule. But initially, try and be close to a right angle.

  • Go slow at first.

This method takes time, it’s not quick. But that’s ok! Once you get the idea down, I think you’ll be able to hold-and-fold! This method gets you a boutique bow that looks good every time and teaches your brain the basic structure of the bow. After you *get it*, you’ll be soaring through these bows! But for now, go ahead and be OK with this taking about 5 mins per bow.

  • Take breaks!

Taking a break allows your brain to work better. If you feel frustration mounting during this process, just take a break and try again tomorrow. When I started learning how to make this bow, I took days of in between and found that each time I came back to try, a new part of the process would make total sense to me. And my bows were better! So do take breaks.

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