Who wants to see how I made this fabulous 4th of July themed boutique bow?I actually have some cousins with daughters (lucky ladies!) who are going to be entering a local children's parade. They are planning on a patriotic theme for their group, so they had asked me if I could teach them how to make some cute patriotic themed bows. So, this is for them--and of course--for you! You will Need: 1 Boutique Bow--tutorial at this link 1 Stacker Bow--tutorial at this link 1 8CM Lined French Clip--tutorial at this link A Few Pieces of Star Wire Garland A Rhinestone or Center Embellishment (optional) A Scrap Piece (maybe 6"8" long) of 3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon About 12" of String Hot Glue Gun and Glue Stick (not shown) Directions:
Start by hot gluing your stacker bow to your boutique bow--center to center.
Lay your pieces of wire garland in a straight horizontal line center to your bow. Use the string to tie them to your bow nice and tight.
Now your thinking, "that is not cute" lol. That's what this next step will take care of.
Pull your wire garland and fan it out on each side of the center string. Trim it up if you've made your pieces too long for your liking.
Now hot glue that scrap piece of coordinating 3/8" grosgrain ribbon to the center of your bow like so. This piece will hide that ugly string you used in the last step.
Now flip your bow over to the backside. Take the center bar out of your lined french clip and hot glue it to the center of the back of your bow.
Wrap your 3/8" grosgrain ribbon up and hot glue it to the french clip. Then trim the end off and run a lighter over it to heat seal it from unraveling. Do this to both ends of the ribbon.
Put the center bar back into your clip.
This is actually very cute without any center embellishments. So, you could just leave it this way.
Or, you can be like me, and just have to add a little more bling.
So, I hot glued the rhinestone to the center of my bow.
Voila! Done--isn't it just adorable?
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