How to Make Dog Bows with Ribbon & Elastic Bands
So, basically I was looking around on the internet trying to find out how to make more intricate bows, and found nothing but a whole lot of very confusing instructional posts with no pictures or videos. Here you'll learn how to make cute little bows for your pets, in 6 simple steps! I'm still learning myself, but I'm hoping this could help others!
Now... Here's what you'll need to start...
You'll need a pencil, small elastics, ribbon, and scissors.
Cut a piece of ribbon about the size of the pencil for small sized bows.
- If you want the bows to be smaller or bigger, just cut the ribbon to your desired length.
Next you'll want to cut your piece of ribbon into 2 pieces of the same length.
Now put one of your elastics around the pencil about 2 inches from the tip. Then fold your bow like the awareness ribbons like shown in the picture. Keeping the ribbon in the same fold, hold it against the pencil right above the elastic.
Take the elastic, twist it once, and then fold it over the tip of the pencil. Once you have it as the picture, fold the ribbon in half, and now pull the bottom of the elastic over the tip of the pencil once again.
Now to finish off the bow you'll want to pull the elastic tight by pulling the pencil out. Once you have that done, take it off the pencil...
And your bow should look like this:
- You can use 2 pieces of ribbon on the same bow
- You can cut the ends of the finished bow to your desired look
- There's another simple bow you can make using the same steps just folding differently. The fold will look like this...