Ice Bow

Guys… I’m obsessed with making bows. If I thought, as a woman in her mid-twentys, I could get away with wearing bows in my hair I would. Until then, I’ll just have to settle for making bows for my pups.

Without further ado, the first in my Snow Series, the Ice Bow!

Ice Bow DIY
It has a pretty glass bead in the middle, hence ice bow!

Step 1: Gather and cut your ribbon! The colors and types are optional, but I would definitely suggest using a two-inch wide, a one-inch wide, and a half-inch wide. For my little eight-pound pup I made my ribbons about seven inches long , the bow will be a little less than half that length when finished (for seven-inch pieces, the bow will be a bit less than 3.5 inches long).

Cutting strips of ribbon
Note: I recomend making the half-inch wide piece twice as long as I did above. I found that making it the same length as the other ribbons was too short. 

Step 2: Fold the ends of the two-inch ribbon into the middle and sew through it, loosly gathering it before knotting off your thread. Fold both blue pieces the same way then gather them both on the thread, sewing them onto the white piece.

Putting the Bow Together
In the fourth image I show you how I sewed on the ribbon, in-out in-out, and I recommend you do the same. It will pleat nicely. 

Step 3: Tie the half-inch ribbon around the other two ribbons in a nice bow!

Tie half-inch ribbon on
To get the half-inch ribbon to stay out nicely, you can dab a little hot glue behind the loops.

Step 4: Sew on the button! I recommend a button with two holes that way you can just sew around the bulk of the bow.

Sew on the button

Step 5: Add the eastic! I use a strip of felt, glue one end on, glue over the whole strip, let it dry, slide the elastic on, then glue down the other end.

Adding the elastic
I hot glue over the felt strip to keep it from stretching out. 

Voila! Refer to top of DIY for adorable picture of finished bow!

Please make, make changes, update, and let me know how it goes! Collaborative projects make for the best projects!!