When my first daughter was born, I quickly learned how to make grosgrain ribbon hairbows, and over the years, I always come back to the grosgrain ribbon no-sew rosette style. Even if you’re not a “crafty” girl, I am certain that you will find this no-sew process to be rather easy!
First, you’ll want to start with some ribbon. I love buying ribbon at Hobby Lobby when it’s 50% off. You can check their ads online each week, as they go on sale quite frequently! One of the advantages of making your own hairbows is that you can customize them to match outfits perfectly. For a really festive Christmas pepperminty-inspired look, I went with 6 ribbons: kelly green, lime green, red, hot pink, light pink, and red gingham. You can achieve a similar look with only four ribbons. For purposes of this tutorial, I will be doing 7 total strips of ribbon. Ribbon width of 1/4″ to 1″ works well for this style, and I like to mix up the widths.
When you’re ready to begin, you’ll need to cut equal-length strips of each ribbon. For my oldest daughter, I cut 6 inch lengths of ribbon, and I cut 5 inches for my youngest daughter. You can experiment to see which you like best. Six or 6.5 inches is probably the best place to start.
When all of your pieces are cut, you will begin by folding a ribbon in half and creasing it in the middle. Place a medium-sized dot of hot glue on the crease in the center, and then fold each end toward the center as pictured above. You will do this with each of your ribbons.
Then, it’s time to arrange each folded piece as pictured above. The larger widths work well in the back, while the thinner widths are best placed on top. You will use a medium dot of hot glue in the centers starting with the piece in the back and working your way to the last piece on top. I like to glue a button or jewel to complete the look.
Last, you will hot glue an alligator clip to the very back of the hairbow. I like to hot glue a strip of ribbon to my alligator clips for a more polished, boutique-style look.
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Here are the final products! Hope you have as much fun with this simple project as we do!