How To Make An Itty Bitty Bow (100 Yards of Ribbon Giveaway Too!)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Having a little girl to dress up in ribbons and lace can be lots of fun....unless you're not so crafty (like me!)

But with the help of do-it-yourself sites such as Girly Things and You Can Make This, I've learned to make some adorable little accessories for my little princess.

One of those things that I've learned to make is the Itty Bitty Bow - a hair bow that's a perfect size for infants!

It's very simple to make, takes little material, but is a fun and cute addition to any outfit!


Materials Needed:


Instructions:

  • Thread your needle using approximately 24 inches of thread.

  • Trim your 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon to exactly 20 inches in length.

  • Fold 5/8 inch ribbon in half and cut upwards at a diagonal on each end.

  • Now you need to fold the ribbon. Make the first fold at 4 inches. Continue folding the remaining ribbon.
  • Insert the threaded needle through the middle of the ribbon.
  • Now pull the ribbon to form loops. Shape to your desired look.
  • Wrap the thread around the center of the ribbon. Pull tightly.
  • Hot glue the knot to the center of your bow. Allow to dry.

  • While your knot is drying, line your alligator clip. Instructions for this can be found at Girly Things.

  • Hot glue your bow onto the alligator clip.
  • Finish off by hot gluing the tails of your center knot to the underside of the top prong of the alligator clip.



WINNER: SHOPANNIES (#17)

Win 100 Yards of Grosgrain Ribbon!

A popular online korker ribbon distributor is going out of business and has listed all of their stock with Discount Ribbon for liquidation! And now Discount Ribbon is giving you a chance to win 100 yards of grosgrain ribbon in a variety of styles including solids, stripes, and dots (100 one-yard strands randomly choosen)!

Here's what you need to do:
  • Visit Discount Ribbon. Then return here to leave a comment with telling me your favorite ribbon color and/or pattern, along with your email address.

Extra Entries (be sure to leave a comment for each additional entry - ie, 5 extra entries = 5 comments):

  • Place an order with Discount Ribbon to receive 1 extra entry for every dollar spent. (ie, spend $10, leave 10 comments - not including shipping - purchases will be verified)

  • Blog about this giveaway for 5 extra entries.

  • Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway for 5 extra entries.

  • Follow me on blogger for 5 extra entries.

  • Visit You Can Make This and let me know your favorite project for 5 extra entries.

  • Add my button to your blog for 1 extra entry.

  • Subscribe to this blog through Feedburner for 1 extra entry.

  • Check out our Made to Match Gymboree (M2MG) Color Guide and let me know your favorite Gymboree Line for 1 extra entry.

The Fine Print: Contest ends at 11:59:59 PM Central Time on Friday, May 15, 2009. Winner will be chosen by random number generator. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Open to U.S. and territories residents only. Winner will be notified via email on Saturday, May 16, 2009 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or an alternate winner will be chosen.

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geranium monarch stripe is really pretty for little girls like my granddaughter
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DawnS April 17, 2009 at 7:28 AM  

If I had to pick a fav, I guess I would pick the APRICOT with WHITE SWISS DOTS Ribbon - perfect for adorable hair bows! dspeese(@)bellsouth dot net

Stefanie Hartman April 17, 2009 at 10:01 AM  

Hi, I pick the light pink grosgrain ribbon that's 3/8" wide. So many wonderful choices. Thanks and blessings, Stefanie Hartman fhartman@frontiernet.net

Stefanie Hartman April 17, 2009 at 10:03 AM  

Oh, I love the You Can Make site. I signed up for newsletter. I would like to make the 24" Kimberly doll w light brown hair with lots of pink outfits and tutu for my little girl Andrea. It would look just like her!! Thanks, Stefanie Hartman fhartman@frontiernet.net

Stefanie Hartman April 17, 2009 at 10:04 AM  

The Gymboree line I love most is Parisian Rose. I still try to find items in this line in my daughter's changing sizes. Blessings to you, Stefanie Hartman fhartman@frontiernet.net

Stefanie Hartman April 17, 2009 at 10:07 AM  

Your site is so full of great mom reading and choc full of adorable ideas. I decided to become a new subscriber. Thanks again, Stefanie Hartman fhartman@frontiernet.net

Arin April 17, 2009 at 10:29 AM  

I like the glamour princess themed korker ribbons.
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Shirley April 17, 2009 at 7:01 PM  

I like the 3/8" Black with White Swiss Dots grosgrain ribbon

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A pattern I would love to try on You Can Make This if the You Are My Sunshine Stitchery Pattern.
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Michelle April 17, 2009 at 9:36 PM  

I really like the MIAMI STRIPE Grosgrain Ribbon. Thanks for the chance to win!

Heather D. April 17, 2009 at 10:48 PM  

I like the Pink Swiss Dots ribbon.

auntrene April 20, 2009 at 1:44 PM  

Too many wonderful choices, I love the PINK SWISS DOTS Grosgrain Ribbon 3'8 Inch I also love it in the other colors, especially the blue. Thanks!
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ArtSnark April 20, 2009 at 7:00 PM  

Fab giveaway. Popped by from Maternal Spark. I don't need any ribbon but will be sure to blog about you tomorrow

noreen April 21, 2009 at 12:44 AM  

PINK SWISS DOTS Grosgrain Ribbon 3'8 Inch (5 Yards)

Coupon Clippin' Mommy April 21, 2009 at 7:20 AM  

I like the miami stripe ribbon!

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- Marybeth I. May 3, 2009 at 8:52 PM  

I like the glam girl corker ribbon -

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CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) May 5, 2009 at 11:13 PM  

I really like the 3'8 AQUAMARINE with WHITE SWISS DOTS Grosgrain Ribbon (5 Yards).

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