Thursday, June 30, 2011

DIY *Star* Bow

Need a last minute bow for the fourth?
You can whip these up in no time!
Supplies for 2 bows:
1 yard of ribbon
2 strips of red/white/blue fabric 2"x10"
2 ponytail holders
sewing machine/thread or hot glue gun

Step 1:  Cut the ribbon to 18".  Starting at one edge, fold it like a remembrance ribbon.
I use the clip to hold it in place as I fold it
- but if you are using hot glue, you could glue it in the center as you go.
Then fold it again, 
and 3 more times after that - creating a star shape.

Step 2:  Make a small fabric rosette out of the 2"x10" strip.

Step 3:  Slide the star, with the rosette in the center, under the foot of your sewing machine (or hot glue it in place).  Carefully sew it in place - don't go too fast or you will break a needle.

Step 4:  Turn the star over and put the ponytail holder in the center back of the star.  Set your machine's zig zag stitch to a short length and width, so that it will tack it in place (or hot glue it in place).

There you go!

The most adorable patriot I've ever seen.



  1. Ooh pretty! Thanks for the how-to, I'll be linking.

  2. cute cute! EAsy and fast too!

  3. What a cutie and what a clever mommy for coming up with a fast and oh-so-perfect bow for the holiday!

  4. ohh ohhh I have to make some of these! Thank you for the tut!


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