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How to make a Spiky Christmas Bow

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How to make a Spiky Christmas Bow

This fun and versatile Spiky Bow is super easy to make, and can be made in every kind of ribbon for all the different celebrations throughout the year! Today I'm using Christmas themed ribbon, as I give you some ideas of easy gifts to make now, if you're an early bird like me, and like to plan your gift giving really early! Click here to go to our Christmas ribbon and trims, and choose a ribbon - there's lots of traditional or funky Christmas options. For this bow, I'm using 1" wide printed grosgrain ribbon. I'll also give you the measurements to...

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DIY Bow Hair Ties

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DIY Bow Hair Ties

Do you have lots of little scraps of gorgeous fabrics that you can't bring yourself to throw away?? Then you'll love this quick project for a cute bow hair tie! Here's what you'll need: Scraps of lightweight cotton/other fabrics (see the end of this blog for the changes I made when using a thicker fabric such as double muslin) A hair tie, or soft nylon headband - click here for our baby nylon headbands Scissors, pins, etc Click here to go to Simple Simon and Co for the free downloadable pattern that I used.  First, pin and cut out 2 pieces from...

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How to Make a Velvet Bow

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How to Make a Velvet Bow

Making a classic velvet hair bow is much easier than you think!  I found that making a typical bow shape it is easier to actually tie a bow and fix it in place than construct one from more than one piece of ribbon. This double sided velvet is lovely and thick (as it should be!) but that does make it different to work with than grosgrain ribbon. Its as easy as forming 2 loops and tying them together in a normal single knot... yes that is all! The velvet is really smooth though so it actually makes it quite slippery...

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