An easy DIY project for any pet to enjoy wearing and making!
First: Gather your supplies!
For a set of two bows you will need:
- Hot Glue gun and extra glue sticks
- Measuring tape or ruler
- 1.25 meters of ribbon (the ribbon I am using is 4 cm wide)
- A lighter
- Hair clips
- Candle (Optional! I just tend to burn myself more while using lighters)
Cut 2 pieces of ribbon at the following measurements
- 20 cm
- 15 cm
- 12 cm
- 5 cm
Seal the edges of ALL your ribbon using the flame from your candle or lighter so that they don’t fray.
Tip – Switch on the hot glue gun now so it can heat up.
Optional Step – Fancy Bow tails!
First take your 12 cm piece/s of ribbon and fold them in half width ways
Cut your ribbon at about a 45 degree angle
To seal try keep it loosely in half and run it past the flame (this helps to keep a crisp inner corner)
Do this of each end of the ribbon.
Fold your 20 and 15 cm pieces of ribbon in half lengthways.
I like to have the sealed edges fold over each other so I can secure the loop with a small dot of glue
Once everything is secure stack your ribbon pieces as shown
Add your 12 cm ribbon piece below and fold your ribbon pieces so they make a nice bow
(this takes a bit of trial and error)
Fold your 5 cm piece(s) into thirds
(helping hands can be really useful here!)
Take your 5 cm piece of ribbon and wrap it around your bow as tightly as possible.
Secure in a loop with a dot of hot glue.
After this your bow might look a little rumpled
That’s okay! because the 5 cm piece of ribbon is glued in a loop you can gently tug your bow back into place
Secure your hair clip to the back of your bow with some more glue and hold it in place while it cools
Admire your cute new bows!
Ways to wear them
Here they are clipped to a headband
Piper wears her bows in her hair behind her hood
Check out her instagram here
If you have any more ideas on how you can wear bows with pet gear let me know in the comments!