Easy Way To Make A Bow
I love how easy this bow was to make it’s so cute and adds character to any project. I am not a bow maker by far but, I absolutely love how this came out and darn cute too. Using farmhouse styled ribbon. It’s that perfect added touch to any project.
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Wanting to make a bow for my banner I needed an easy way to make a bow out of ribbon. Not being a bow maker I needed something simple. I have seen this type of bow before but, didn’t really know how to do it. Being a creative person I figure it shouldn’t be that hard. So I began trying to do what was my way on this bow. Hoping it would turn out great. I had three different types of ribbons all the same size. So why not give it a try. Farmhouse is my favorite style so I wanted a bow that would fit in with my decor as well as the banner.
Getting It Figure Out
Not knowing where to begin I got my three ribbon spools out. Yep, they were Farmhouse style had to have some buffalo plaid, with a little bit of creativity and hope I began to try to figure this easy bow with ribbon out. Knowing they were going to be between my banner I figure out what length would work best. Taking out my cutting matt and rotary cutter I cut the first ribbon to six inches in length. Cutting ten pieces each, I needed five bows in total. If you are going to make a single bow I would suggest two pieces per bow.
Holding a piece of the buffalo plaid ribbon to my banner to make sure that this length would work it did perfectly. Next, taking my cute farmhouse black ribbon I used my rotary cutter and cut that to five inches in length. I wanted to add color, textures and different patterns. After all who doesn’t like something cute. Taking the third and last ribbon choosing a neutral farmhouse ribbon cutting it with my rotary cutter to four inches hoping this would give me a layered look I was going for.
Getting That Layered Look
Now having all my ribbon cut to length the next step was putting them all together in hopes I could make this easy bow come together. Taking the six-inch ribbon I crisscrossed it. Creating an X shape.
Hopefully, this pic will help being a visual learner myself I was hoping this would. It’s a start, wanting a layered look I knew it would take more than this. I took the five-inch ribbon next making a crisscrossed once again.
Taking the four inched ribbon I did another crisscrossed knowing that it would add another layer, for that look I was going for.
Coming Together Nicely
That layered farmhouse look was coming together nicely, and it wasn’t hard. Cutting some ribbon and layering together. Not bad for an easy bow out of ribbon. I repeated that process once more using all three ribbon lengths, making more layers and getting closer to that look I was going for. Excited and happy that it was coming out better than I thought. It really was easy and I am not a bow maker but this bow was starting to look so darn cute.
Happy with the look and excited to see it on my banner this was the last thing I needed to do, that would tie it all together. Taking a piece of light gauge wire I tied it together. Twisting it to make sure it wouldn’t come apart. This was an easy bow to make. It’s cute, adorable and so much fun to make. Excited to see it in my banner. Knowing this would pull my banner together. Finally, I got the farmhouse layered look I was going for. This was an easy way to make a bow with ribbon.