I have to say, this is my favorite bow tutorial so far. I hadn’t really expected it to turn out so well, but I just love it. And now I get to teach all of you how to do it!
You will need:
Ribbon pieces–measurement and qty purely depend on how big you want your bow and how many layers you’d like. I ended up with 4 layers. I didn’t use the lime green 5/8″ ribbon pictured.
Start by cutting your ribbon pieces down to the length that you want them. As I said above, the length you need depends totally on how you want your bow to look. My bow ended up at about 4.5″ wide. The Pink layer on bottom was cut at 5″ before trimming and sealing. Then I cut each layer a little bit smaller than the one under it. I didn’t use the lime green ribbon 5/8″ ribbon because I just thought there were enough layers without it.
Then, cut the ends how you like them to look. I like mine in V cuts. So that’s how I cut them except the 3/8″ swiss dot ribbon. I just angle cut that because it was too small.
This is how I V cut. Fold your ribbon in half, then cut from the fold down toward the corners on the end. Perfect V every time.
Now heat seal all of your ends. This takes some time, but don’t skip it unless you want your ribbon to fray. Just run a lighter really quickly over all of the V-cut ends. Don’t linger–you will start to burn the ribbon (speaking from experience :)).
Take the ribbons that will go on bottom and crease fold them in the center like this:
Still holding your first creased ribbon, do the second and third ones the same way–holding all of them tight.
Now, hold them together and wrap the string tightly around the center. Tie a knot in the string and trim loose ends. That’s your first layer!
Do this to all of your other ribbons putting them together as you see fit–no rules here.
Next, take your glue gun and glue the layers together in the center where the string is tied one by one, stacking them on top of one another.
Tie more string around the entire stack to help keep it from falling apart in some poor little girl’s hair.
Now just hot glue a small piece of coordinating 3/8″ ribbon around the center and heat seal the ends. Voila–super sweet layered spikey bow!
**Note**This bow is the 4th piece in a 6 part series that ends in a stacked bow tutorial. The other pieces in the series are:
Step 1: Lined French Clip
Step 2: Boutique Bow
Step 3: Loopy Surrounder Bow,
Step 4: Layered Spikey Bow
Step 5: Topper Bow
Step 6: Putting it all together Stacked Bow. If you don’t have time, or want to purchase all of the supplies, we do have a lot of hair bows for sale. We have a huge selection of wholesale, cheap hairbows that you can purchase.