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How BOW-Dacious is this???

So I had to share my latest craft with you guys! I ran across this site several years ago when my girls were just babies and fell in love!  With my baby girl on the way I have once again developed the itch to make some cute hair bows.  I tried very unsuccessfully to make my own bows and never came close to making anything cute.  I finally googled how to make a hair bow and The Ribbon Retreat pulled up.  I was hesitant knowing my very minimal skill but I decided to go for it and I purchased the instructions with the bow maker.  It has been one of the best purchases I have ever made.  I love the boutique bows but you gals know my shanty budget.  I was finally able to create my own bow for any outfit for almost no money.  LOVE it!
These are some of the bows I made in the past to go with the outfits I made the girls…
When you order you receive this bow maker…
… And a cd full of instructions on how to make literally TONS of different bows.  I really was worried that I would get the instructions and give up after 4,435 tries but it was really simple!  After I started making some bows for my new baby girl I knew I had to share this great find with you girls!  Here’s a few I have made in the last couple days…
 
How fun is that??!  After a little practice it will take just a few minutes to make your own super cute, custom bows.  And if you are like me, you will then become addicted to buying ribbon 🙂
Make sure you go check out The Ribbon Retreat.  I bought the TOTT Hair Bow Instructions and I encourage you gals to do the same.  I have sent many local girls to this site and nobody has been dissappointed!  Tell them that the Shanty Sisters sent you:)!  Happy Saturday!!
~Whitney
 

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21 Comments

  1. Hot Foil Designs on May 5, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    If you ever want custom printed ribbon I'd love to make some for you! These would be super cute for your Cheer Team to have matching bows and the ribbon could have the team name on them!

    See some examples of printed ribbon I've done.. http://hotfoildesigns.blogspot.com/2010/01/u-r-so-sweet-gift-box.html

  2. Jen S. on May 4, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Thanks for the source! I would love to know how to do this!! Yours are lovely.

  3. Life in Rehab on May 4, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Oh, man, where was that when my daughter was little?

  4. [email protected] on May 3, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Those are so cute. Would love to make some for my granddaughters.

  5. Alyssa on May 3, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    The Ribbon Retreat is awesome – I love their wholesale site a ton. I used to sell hairbows, but have basically quit because at least here in the Cincinnati area, I can't really make enough money on a bow to justify the time involved in making it. I do lots of sewing for my business, but I've dropped most of the hair bows.

  6. Arlene on May 3, 2010 at 12:45 am

    I love The Ribbon Retreat! My sister-in-law lives in the same town in Idaho and introduced me to this store a couple years ago. I make a few large orders each year and have made some extra money on the side making and selling hairbands with bows. I Love their ribbons and croqueted headbands!

  7. Kris on May 2, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    How great is that! I am sending my daughter straight over to your blog to have a look-see. She has two adorable little girls, who have matching bows for every outfit!!!

  8. Carolyn on May 2, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Cute! I bought the TOTT instructions a couple of years ago. Well worth it! hugs

  9. Cindy on May 2, 2010 at 4:55 am

    Those bows are so darling! If my granddaughters were younger I would get that and make bows for them. Thanks for the suggestion and a chance to see your sweet little bows. Hugs, Cindy S

  10. The Oxford Family on May 2, 2010 at 3:04 am

    So cute! If I have a girl I'll have to get one! I always watch Hobby Lobby for their half off ribbon weeks!

  11. Sabrina on May 2, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Thanks for sharing Whitney! I need to start making bows for my daughters too. They are constantly losing them and I'm getting tired of the extra expense. LOL.
    Love the bows you made, they are super cute!

  12. kathaleena on May 2, 2010 at 2:26 am

    I love The Ribbon Retreat. I make and sell dog collars on eBay and have been purchasing ribbon from them for a couple of years. Another good source is http://www.ribbonsandbowsohmy.com. They also have a great selection, reasonable prices and fast shipping.

  13. kathaleena on May 2, 2010 at 2:25 am

    I love The Ribbon Retreat. I make and sell dog collars on eBay and have been purchasing ribbon from them for a couple of years. Another good source is http://www.ribbonsandbowsohmy.com. They also have a great selection, reasonable prices and fast shipping.

  14. Katie on May 2, 2010 at 1:56 am

    So cute!! Will have to tell my friends with girls about this.

  15. [email protected] on May 1, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    those are cute! love the animal prints.

  16. Ava on May 1, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    My daughter can only wear smaller bows right now. Does it give instructions for many different sizes?

  17. Dawn on May 1, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Love your bows-so cute! These are the directions I have to and they are great!!!

  18. Court on May 1, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I LOVE this store and am so lucky because she is litteraly 1 minute from my front door.
    She also just started carrying the most adoreable fabric too!

    [email protected] frog2fab.blogspot.com

  19. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) on May 1, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Such fun and pretty bows. I so remember those wonderful days when my daughter was little. Hugs, Marty

  20. Blondie's Journal on May 1, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    These are adorable, Whitney. Makes me wish I still had little girls!

    xoxo
    Jane

  21. Tales From My Empty Nest on May 1, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Love the ribbons. I have 2 adult daughters, but I made their hairbows when they were young. Love & blessings from NC!

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