This shamrock-shaped layering-bow adds beautiful layers to your Boutique Bows and Twisted Boutique Bows! Use layers of 3/8ths ribbon to add color and beautiful details to your Boutique Bows and Stacked Bows. Super easy and SUPER customizable, we love this bow-upgrade! You’ll need about 25 inches of 3/8 ribbon for a 4inch bow. Pro Tip: keep your ribbon on-spool while you place your Surround-a-Bow to eliminate wasted ribbon!
Rhinestones make the fiercest bows! With Rabom Rhinestone Cheerstrips, the rhinestone patterns are ready-to-go and sized for 3 inch Grosgrain Cheerbows! Just iron-on and fold that next-level bow! Find so many more patterns and all your Cheerbow supplies at ribbonandbowsohmy.com
Place sticky side down over grosgrain 1/2 to 1 inch from your tail (leave plenty of room!)
Using Cotton setting, gently but firmly iron back of ribbon in 15 second increments
Flip over and iron front in 5 second increments
Place in freezer for 10 to 30 seconds
Gently peel away plastic
If you like, re-iron back of ribbon to smooth away any wrinkles and hang or drape grosgrain to allow any remaining wrinkles to fall out. Done!
Pin away, Ribbonistas! This Pinnable Tutorial gives you a quick visual guide to how easy the Pinwheel Bow can be! Remind yourself of the steps and help your followers out at the same time. Happy Pinning, as they say!
Pinwheel Bows are easy to fold and can be made in so many sizes! Using the Rabom Bow Board, find your favorite bow-size and ribbon-width and start making some of the sweetest big girl and baby Pinwheels!
Start your Pinwheel the same way you start your Boutique Bow: starting at the bottom right corner, line your ribbon up to the edge and run the rest of your length of ribbon up and to the left.
Trim your Bottom Right edge along the edge of the BowBoard, using it to guide the angle of your cut. Seal that edge, clip in place with alligator clip.
Continue to wrap the ribbon around the BowBoard until you have looped both sides twice and your remaining tail of ribbon is running off the Upper Left corner of your BowBoard. Clip in place as you go!
Trim Upper Left tail the same way you trimmed Lower Right tail – using the BowBoard as your guide, trim edge parallel to BowBoard, seal end, clip in place.
Now you can either run 4 to 8 evenly-spaced stitches down the Center of your bowboard, pull bow off BowBoard and accordion-fold starting in the center OR – if you have sewn 8 stitches – you can attempt to scrunch bow by pulling thread. The accordion-fold method will give you more control but may require practice. You may get lucky with the Pull-and-Scrunch method! But we recommend accordion-folding, wrapping your knot once, and organizing your creases carefully into place.
With a Pinwheel Bow, more creases (or folds, or peaks-and-valleys) are better! You are working with a LOT of ribbon here.
Wrap center, tie-off on back, insert or glue your alligator clip to back. Trim ends of necessary. Place knot of your choice and you’re there!
The black & white Woven Stripe bow totally got us hooked. This idea from Lark & Linen is so cool! It’s a DIY that’s also a wonderful gift! We love it. And a pretty fantastic idea for Father’s Day, too!
Sometimes you need a video, and then other times you just need a reminder! We love the visual tutorial as a companion to the video tutorial. So handy! Pin this and keep it in a good spot so you never miss a move while making your Boutique Bows!
This is so cool, Ribbonistas! Have you heard of Framebridge? Here’s their bio: “Custom framing. Clear pricing. Free Shipping Both Ways.” So you mail-in or upload your artwork, choose your framing, and then they send it back to you framed but – as we understand it – for WAY less money than traditional framing! COOL! Preserve the memories and the bank account ;D And don’t wait for those Michael’s and Hobby Lobby sales! Frame it when ya need it.