Learning how to make ribbon hair bows is a fun and simple craft project. With a few supplies, you can make hair bows to match your favorite outfit, delight friends and relatives, or even start a small business.

1. How to Make a Simple “Tuxedo” Hair Bow

These bows are a simple way to learn how to make ribbon hair bows.

Supplies

  • 1.5″ Ribbon; 8″ long;
  • .5″ Ribbon; 6″ long;
  • 1 Lined Alligator Clip;
  • Hot Glue gun;
  • Lighter;

Steps

  1. Use the lighter to heat seal the ribbon by running the flame over the cut ends of your ribbons.
  2. Fold the 1.5″ ribbon in half widthwise to make a crease.
  3. Fold one side of the ribbon toward the middle and secure using the hot glue gun. Repeat with the other side being careful not to overlap the sides.
  4. Turn the glued ribbon over to look at the smooth side. Pinch the folded ribbon togehter widthwise in the center and secure with a small dab of hot glue leaving the edges free.
  5. Accordian fold the top and bottom edges toward the back of the bow. Secure with hot glue.
  6. Glue the .5″ ribbon to the back of the bow.
  7. Glue the alligator clip on top of the .5″ ribbon.
  8. Open the alligator clip and wrap the .5″ ribbon around the middle of the bow 2-3 times and secure with hot glue.

2. How to Make A Pinwheel Bow

This project is the perfect follow-up to Tuxedo Bows.

Supplies

  • 1.5″ ribbon, 2 pieces, 8″ long;
  • .5″ ribbon, 1 piece, 6″ long;
  • 1 Lined Alligator Clip;
  • Hot Glue Gun;

Steps

  1. Use the two pieces of 1.5″ ribbon to make “Tuxedo” style bows without their centers wrapped.
  2. Align these two bows at the middle and glue them together.
  3. Attach the .5″ ribbon to the back of the bow and secure the alligator clip on top of it.
  4. Open the alligator clip and wrap the .5″ ribbon around the bow.
  5. Secure the .5″ ribbon to the back of the bow using hot glue.

3. How to Make a Flower Hair Bow

This flower hair bow looks intricate, but is simple to make.

Supplies

  • 3/8″ Ribbon;
  • Small Gem;
  • 1 Lined Alligator Clip;
  • Ruler;
  • Scissors;
  • Lighter;
  • Hot Glue Gun;

Steps

  1. Cut three 8″ pieces of ribbon. Heat seal the ends.
  2. Cut three 7 1/4″ pieces of ribbon. Heat seal the cut ends.
  3. Create a crease in the center of each ribbon.
  4. Create a figure eight with one piece of ribbon by gluing each end of the ribbon to the center.
  5. Repeat steps three and four for each piece of ribbon.
  6. Glue the three larger figure eights together in the center to look like a flower. Repeat with the smaller eights.
  7. Glue the smaller of the two flowers on top of the other.
  8. Attach your gem to the center of the flower.
  9. Glue the alligator clip to the back of the completed flower.

4. How to Make Spiked Hair Bows

Move on with confidence to this cute hair bow.

Supplies

  • 1.5″ ribbon;
  • .5″ ribbon;
  • Lined Alligator Clip;
  • Scissors;
  • Ruler;
  • Threaded Needle;
  • Lighter;
  • Hot Glue Gun;

Steps

  1. Cut three, 6″ lengths of wide ribbon. Fold each in half lengthwise and cut both ends diagonally towards the center. Heat seal the ends.
  2. Cut two, 5″ lengths of the wide ribbon. Repeat the diagonal cuts used for the 6″ ribbons. Heat seal the ends.
  3. Pinch a 6″ length of ribbon in the center. Accordion fold the edges toward the back of the ribbon. Pierce the ribbon through the accordion fold with the threaded needle. Repeat with the other two 6″ ribbons.
  4. Pull the thread through and wrap it around the bow a few times. Stitch the back of the bow a few times to secure it.
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 with the 5″ ribbons.
  6. Place the smaller bow on top of the larger bow and stitch them together.
  7. Use the .5″ ribbon to make a small knot. Wrap the narrow ribbon around the bow placing the knot in the front and secure with hot glue.
  8. Attach the alligator clip to the back using hot glue.

5. How to Make a Korker Bow

This Korker Bow is an easy and cute gift for any little girl.

Supplies

  • 25 Pieces of 4″ Korker Ribbon;
  • Long Needle;
  • Embroidery Floss;
  • Lined Alligator Clip;
  • 2″ Piece of Narrow Ribbon;

Steps

  1. Thread your needle with embroidery floss and tie a substantial knot in the end.
  2. Pierce one piece of korker ribbon with the needle, leaving the ribbon on the needle.
  3. Continue to pierce the pieces of korker ribbon. Alternate the direction of each piece to create a full bow.
  4. Pull the embroidery floss through all of the korker ribbon.
  5. Thread the 2″ piece of narrow ribbon onto the bow. Tie off the embroidery floss.
  6. Attach the alligator clip to the narrow ribbon using hot glue.

Summing Up

Learning how to make ribbon hair bows takes some time, but it is worth it. It is easy to add variety and style to any outfit using custom-made bows. It is also fun to teach others how to make ribbon hair bows so that you can craft together and have a great time.