Monday, May 28, 2012

How to make a perfect Cheer Bow

The Bow
You really can't argue with buying a professional bow for competition or games, BUT nothing beats a fun bow for rallies, camp or just a nice pick-me-up for the team to be festive and fun

Optional Supply
Cut about 3 feet of your main ribbon
Glue on any additional trim or accent ribbon
fold over like the cancer awareness ribbon shape
Then I gather the top of the loop and connect it to where the ribbon crosses

Then I use a clear plastic hair band to keep bow formation in place
(some people use rubber bands I like these clear ones, they are tighter)

After the band is in place I play with the loop and
length a bit until I have the desired bow shape 
Then I add a dot of hot glue to the back to secure
careful not to touch the hot glue to the band,
it will melt, snap and lose your bow shape 
Voila! But we are not done...
Cut a small piece of ribbon to tie around center
and include the hair band

I tie a double knot, some people sew in a stitch to secure, but I am lazy...
I trim the edges to balance the bow and lightly singe
the edges of the ribbon so they don't fray
After that, line with some clear nail polish to lock

Ta Da!! Enjoy!

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