Wednesday, June 4, 2014

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE STACKED BOW TUTORIAL

Miss Priss is my little princess and is obsessed with fashion and big big bows!  I found it only appropriate to make her a especially large stacked bow to match her adorable new dress for her Strawberry Shortcake party this coming weekend!  I am a bow novice, but with a little help from Mommy Crafts a Lot on You Tube, I was able to craft this DIY stacked bow.



The first step to this stacked bow is to make a seven inch classic boutique style bow. I found this tutorial through Mommy Crafts a Lot.  I have made a ton of this style and have almost perfected this style.  For this bow I used 1.5 inch ribbon. 



The next layer of the bow is a five inch pinwheel style bow.  This tutorial will show you how to make it step by step.  This is easy peasy and super cute.  For this bow, I used three pieces of 1.5 inch ribbon (yellow and white), two pieces of .5 inch pink and one piece of .5 inch multi striped ribbon.



Next, I made the surround a bow with my dollar strawberry ribbon from Michael's.  This is probably the most simple bow of them all, but it is important to keep the measurements in proportion with your existing bows.



The last bow in the stack is another classic boutique style bow in 1 inch pink polka dot ribbon.  This bow is only four inches in diameter.  You will make this one exactly like you made the first bow in the stack.



Once all of the bows are made, you begin to stack!  I put the bows in order with #1 on the very bottom and #4 on the top of the stack.  I hot glued each layer together with a dab of glue in the center of each bow.  


layer #2 on top of layer #1


layer #3 on top of #2 and #1


layer #4 on top of #3, #2 and #1



Once you have stacked the entire bow together with hot glue, you will need to secure it further to make sure it does not come apart and also secure it to your hairbow.  I decided to use a small zip tie to do this.  I simply wrapped the zip tie around the entire stack of bows as well as the hair bow and zipped it tightly closed.  I then cut off the excess of the zip tie on the back of the stack.  




Once everything was secure, I hot glued a small piece of the strawberry ribbon, that I had tied in a simple knot, around the zip tie to cover it and complete the bow.



Miss Priss couldn't wait to try it on and show it off!  See I told you she was a fashion ham!  I can't wait to pair it with her adorable new dress and all of her Strawberry Shortcake Party decorations.
Do you think you could DIY this bow?  I do!! Try it out and be sure to check out the tutorial links to help further!  

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23 comments:

  1. This is very cute - my daughter would love it
    Thanks for sharing,
    Kelly

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    1. Kelly, I hope that this tutorial can help you make your own. They are so much cheaper to make than buy! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I love this bow and she looks so cute with it on! I wish my lil girl still loved bows in her hair :( She used to love them and I would make her several to add to her already big collection of bows. But now she won't wear any!

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    1. On No Cat!!! I hope this never happens to Miss Priss! Bows before bras!!! Haha! You should sell her bows she doesn't wear...make some extra cash!

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  3. Thank you so much for this tutorial!! You seriously have some bow making skills!!! Absolutely precious!!

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    1. Thanks Shanna! I am just glad she loves being a little fashionista!

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  4. This is so cute! I can only imagine how my daughter would be with bows :)

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    1. It will come soon enough! Don't wish your time away girl...I love this Miss Priss so much, but some days all the bows in the world wouldn't make her look cute. Haha...she can be Satan!!!

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  5. That bow is so adorable. I wish I was young again and it was appropriate for me to wear something as fabulous as that :)

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    1. Thanks Elisabeth! Sometimes she takes them out and I end up sliding them in my hair so I won't lose them...talk about looking ridiculous. Hehe! Nothing like a 29 year old wearing an over the top bow in her hair in public!

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  6. This bow is super cute. I love that the little one was so excited to wear it right away. My roommate in college was a bow master, and I have no doubt her little kids will be sporting bows like this on the daily. I'm excited the big day is nearing!

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    1. Thanks Mary! She wants to wear a bow and dress every single day! I am super excited to and can't wait to share with everyone!

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  7. It doesn't get much cuter than that! I am so book marking this for future gifts and showers.

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