Easy DIY Christmas Bow

Happy happy Friday y’all! I hope all of you had a fabulous thanksgiving. I’m officially in full on Christmas mode and have decided to start on Christmas decor for the new house.

Now on to this fun and quick little DIY… At the new house we have huge front windows so I thought wreaths would look beautiful there. I needed a bow for each of the wreaths but didn’t want to buy any and honestly I couldn’t find any that I liked.

I ended up buying a roll of ribbon and making my own bows! I highly recommend doing this because you can completely personalize it to get the look you want… everything from color of ribbon to the size of the actual bow. This is seriously the easiest DIY you can do. You don’t even need one of those bow makers, just a few things you probably having laying around the house.

  • Ribbon of your choice
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaner or floral wire
  • Hair elastics (optional)

For ribbon I recommend using something with wire in it so its easily shapeable. Wired ribbon is also a lot easier to work with when making bows. I found using hair elastics made it much easier to assemble, however they may pop or melt when you use hot glue so watch out for that. I decided to reinforce my starting layers of ribbon with hot glue and then use a hair elastic to hold it while assembled the second part of the bow.

As you can see above, I started by cutting 6 strips of ribbon at the same length. The length of these depends on how large or small you want your bow.

Fold 3 of the strips so the ends meet in the middle. Layer them on tope of each other like pictured. This is where I reinforced with hot glue then wrapped the elastic around them. I repeated this process twice.

Here is a quick video to show you a bit of the process of making the bow!
Once I had everything tied together I added a middle piece to hide the elastic. I created two sets and glued them together. I then added a little tail to give the bow a more finished looked. I also added a pipe cleaner to the back (you could also use floral wire) so I can attache the bow to my wreath.
That’s it! This is so easy to do and very budget friendly. It probably took me maybe 10 minutes to make one of these bows. I’ve linking some of my favorite ribbon below if you need a little inspiration! Happy crafting!

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