How to Make a Flower Bow

Want to make a cute flower bow under 10 minutes?
Then this is the PERFECT tutorial for YOU!
Supplies Needed:
*1 clip (I used 45mm single prong alligator clip no teeth)
*3/8" ribbon
*lighter*Fabri-Tac glue (can get from Walmart in craft section)
*Cabinet Shelf Liner

1 - Get your clip, I used a 45mm single prong alligator clip with NO teeth)
2 - Cut your 3/8" ribbon 4.5 in long

3 - Heat treat the ends of your ribbon. What I mean by that is you are going to take your lighter and run fire over ends. It literally takes a split second. You don't want to burn the ends. You want your ends kinda feel like plastic. What this does is prevent the ribbon from fraying.

4 - Now your going to glue your ribbon onto your clip. One side of the clip will be flat the other side of clip with have indention. The side of the indention will be on top. You will put a dot of glue on one end of clip. Then you will stick it inside the clip touching the top side.

5 - You will then bring ribbon over the top and add some glue.

6 - You will then put glue inside the pinch part and put ribbon in the gap then you will put glue around the back part of the clip (I hope all that makes since)

7 - You will get the shelf liner that you put in your cabinets and cut a small piece that will fit the inside of your clip. (There is a trick) One side of this shelf padding is bumpy and the other side is smooth. You will want to put the glue on the side of the smooth part. Then glue it to the bottom side of the top. What this does is make your clip slip-resistant. So, it won't fall out of your babies hair. It's wonderful, not necessary to have to make a bow but WONDERFUL!!!

8 - After you glue the piece, your going to want to hold your finger there for a few minutes so that it won't glue shut.

This is what your clip will look like


9 - Now you get your flowers . I found mine online, BUT you can just buy a bundle of fake flowers at Hobby Lobby and take them a part they look super good if you do it that way.

10 - Now your going to put a dot of glue on each layer of flowers (if you have more than one flower that is) then you will put a dot on top of center of clip and glue down your flower.

11 - Glue down embellishment for center piece. I used a gem but buttons are just as cute!



  1. Well done on such a detailed tutorial : ) Your flower bow is really cute and so super easy to make!

  2. i love that you did a detailed description. these aren't that hard but it's nice to see the step by step to make sure you're doing it right. i plan on making some this next week. love it!!!

  3. I have never seen a tutorial that uses shelf liner! That is brilliant! So cute.

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