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No Tails, No Sew Boutique Bow

This little bow is about 4.5 inches when fully folded and SUPER cute! This is a great bow to learn if you have ambitions of making an Over The Top Stacked Bow! You can make two of these and nest them together to create a lovely boutique base (but you may want to sew if you do that! The zip tie will get bulky!). Enjoy!

You will need the following:

  • 2 x 14 inches of 1.5 Grosgrain, sealed ends
  • matching 3/8 inch ribbon, 4 – 6 inches
  • very small zip tie
  • covered alligator clip
  • 2 alligator clips + 1 straight pin (optional)
  • 1 straight pin
  • scissors, glue gun, end sealer

The Fauxtique Bow!

This Faux Boutique Bow comes together without any sewing or folding! Although *disclaimer* for a super-secure bow, we’d recommend sewing in place of zip tie. But this quick bow looks awesome and doesn’t require anyone to master the moves of a Boutique Bow ;D Just pay attention to your symmetry and make sure you pull that zip tie SUPER tight!

You’ll need the following:

  • 2 x 13 inches of 1.5 inch Grosgrain, sealed ends
  • 4+ inches of matching 3/8 inch ribbon (for center)
  • 1 small zip tie
  • 1 straight pin
  • 2 alligator clips
  • 1 covered clip
  • scissors, glue gun

Video Transcript:


Fluffy Southern Boutique Bow Tutorial

You know this bow! It’s the Fluffy Southern Boutique Bow! Four to five inches in width, this bow is a classic Big Girl Bow that works great for dressier events. It’s also super easy to make AND make well. No sewing! Very few creases! We’ve taken the hard parts of the Boutique Bow and simplified them for ya’! And the best part of the Rabom Boutique Bow Tutorial – we show you how to pin your folds in-place so when you get to the tricky part – CREASING the CENTER! – you’ve got a leg-up!

You’ll need the following:

  • 30 inches of 2.25 inch width grosgrain
  • matching 3/8 inch ribbon, 4 – 6 inches
  • very small zip tie
  • covered alligator clip
  • 2 alligator clips + 1 straight pin (optional but SO helpful!)
  • hairpins
  • scissors, glue gun, end sealer

How cute are these? SO cute! You got this! Pssst: hit *read more* below for the video transcript.



Burlap Ruffle Wreath Tutorial

Ruffle Wreath! Super easy. And if you have one of those awesome rotary cutters, you can get a SUPER sleek look! We were using scissors BUT just goes to show the beauty of working burlap – if you’re a crafting perfectionist, your burlap crafts will look great! If you’re a crafting hot mess, your burlap crafts will look pretty great!! Burlap’s gonna meet you in the moment

You’ll need the following:

  • 12 yards of Burlap (we’re using 6inch BurCheck)
  • zip ties or floral wire
  • 16 inch Wire Wreath

Spike Bow Tutorial Video + Pinnable

Make cute, symmetrical Spike Bows on the Bow Genius! You’ll need 3 pieces of 6-inch lengths of ribbon and some attention to detail! You just want to make sure that your lengths are exactly the same AND you’re getting your needle through the direct center of your bow. Bow Genius helps with that! Find all of these supplies AND Bow Genius at

You’ll need the following material:

  • 1.5 inch grosgrain: 3 pieces, 6 inch lengths
  • 1.5 inch grosgrain: 2 pieces, 5 inch lengths
  • 3/8 inch grosgrain: 1 piece, 6 inch length
  • Bow Genius
  • 2 knotted threads (embroidery thread is best)
  • alligator clip
  • glue gun, scissors, lighter


Little Halloween Stacked Bow + Video!

We love a good stripe bow. It goes with all teams, all holidays, all festivities, all EVERYTHING! These little stacked bows combine 2 little Flat Boutique Bows – you’ll love how sweet and simple this little bow is!

We used the following materials:

  • 18 inches of 1.5 inch Orange Stripe
  • 16 inches of 7/8 inch Black Grosgrain
  • 5/8 inch Black Grosgrain for knot
  • glue gun, scissors, lighter, needle + thread
  • wrapped alligator clip

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Fold your 16 inch strip 2 inches down from the ends to create a crease. Fold 2 more times, each time at the center.


Use your creases to make your Boutique Bow folds! Match crease-to-crease to keep your loops even.


Finish your last fold and stitch through the center, place 3 evenly-spaced stitches through center – start by going IN through the front!


Scrunch to make your creases! Then wrap your knot and tie-off on the back. You watch this step right here!

Now repeat for Larger Bow!

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stitch through

wrap and tie off

You can watch these steps right here!


Glue your Black Center bow down to your Base Bow


Place your knot, then your alligator clip – glue ’em down good!


Wrap knot and glue to back of alligator clip – make sure you like the look of the knot from the front before the glue sets!


See these steps here!

Trim the excess tail, seal with a lighter and you’re done!

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So cute!

Ribbon Cross Wall Art Tutorial

This one is easy, low on supplies, and cute every time. Quite possibly the best, quickest, prettiest, most customizable Ribbon Wall Art out there! Also, these moves are – you probably guessed it – also awesome for wrapping presents! We use this fast-wrapped decorative bow all the time for quick prezzies – make a bunch ahead and have quick bows on hand to glue down to any and all presents (how cute would they be on Mason Jars??). We love this easy, beautiful project!


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Bachelorette Bow Tutorial

AKA a Cheerbow! Make a quick and pretty one with a ziptie and some 3 inch grosgrain – so much easier than you’d think! To get really great ones? Just keep practicin’! You can fold and re-fold a Cheerbow for a long time until you get it just right and get your workflow down! We like this idea for cute Bachelorette Party Accessories you can do yourself (Just wait, those pics are gonna be so cute!)

Mini Stacked Bow Clip!

This Mini Stacked Bow is fluffy and adorable like its bigger sister – the Stacked Bow – but a little more manageable for little ones! Combine your Boutique Bow + Surround-a-bow + Covered Alligator clip (or Foldover Elastic Headband!) skills and get this adorable baby bow.

You’ll need the following:

  • 18 inches of 7/8 ribbon
  • 18-22 inches of 3/8 ribbon (excess of Surround-a-Bow used for center!)
  • 7 inches of 3/8 ribbon for clip
  • glue gun, scissors, needle + thread, heat-sealing, alligator clip.

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