Dad’s are TIE-riffic!

With Father’s Day just around the corner, here is a quick and easy craft that’s perfect for any Dad!

Step 1:

Print out a tie template. We have provided you with a simple one here!

Step 2:

Color it however you want! Stickers work wonders for parents who don’t want to deal with a major mess!

Step 3:

Punch out two holes for ribbon to slide through for the finished product!

We recommend RABOM’s Satin Black 7/8 Ribbon for a crisp finish, however, we have an array of products ranging from polka dots, stripes, glitter, and more! Now, until June 19th, you can get 30% off all solid grosgrain!! Find your perfect ribbon today at ribbonandbowsohmy.com

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

Ribbon & Bows Oh My!

Oh me! Oh my!

We are BOW 🎀 excited to welcome you to the official blog for RABOM! The nations go-to ribbon and bow source. Being a family owned and operated business for the last 16 years, we pride ourselves in our quality, competitive prices and timely transactions. We also understand how important it is to spend time with family and loved ones! We hope you find this blog helpful with all of our tips, tricks, and new product information, along with plenty of fun and easy crafts perfect for the whole family!

We will consistently have posts for you every Friday where we will tell you all about exclusive RABOM merchandise and sales, along with family fun Friday, where we give you lots of fun and simple DIY crafts perfect for the whole family!

We value our customers experience and hope to do everything we can to provide you with the best. Please feel free to share, like, and comment with your feedback!

Happy Tails!

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

Christmas Gift Hairbow Tutorial

This Christmas Gift Hairbow is so cute! Yes – looks just like present bow! No, is *not* made with shiny paper, is made with beautiful Red Dazzle Grosgrain from ribbonandbowsohmy.com! So much fun to make it and watch it come together – we love this Gift-inspired Hairbow! And you’ll love how much fun it is to make 🙂 Like we say in the video, if you do not have a Bow Genius – no problem. Just use needle and thread and stack ribbons on the needle the way you would with a Loopy Bow!

You’ll need the following:

  • three 8-inch long pieces of 7/8
  • three 7-inch long pieces of 7/8
  • one 3-inch piece of 7/8
  • felt dot
  • covered alligator clip
  • scissors, glue gun, needle + thread, Bow Genius (optional), glue gun

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No Tails, No Sew Boutique Bow

This little bow is about 4.5 inches when fully folded and SUPER cute! This is a great bow to learn if you have ambitions of making an Over The Top Stacked Bow! You can make two of these and nest them together to create a lovely boutique base (but you may want to sew if you do that! The zip tie will get bulky!). Enjoy!

You will need the following:

  • 2 x 14 inches of 1.5 Grosgrain, sealed ends
  • matching 3/8 inch ribbon, 4 – 6 inches
  • very small zip tie
  • covered alligator clip
  • 2 alligator clips + 1 straight pin (optional)
  • 1 straight pin
  • scissors, glue gun, end sealer

The Fauxtique Bow!

This Faux Boutique Bow comes together without any sewing or folding! Although *disclaimer* for a super-secure bow, we’d recommend sewing in place of zip tie. But this quick bow looks awesome and doesn’t require anyone to master the moves of a Boutique Bow ;D Just pay attention to your symmetry and make sure you pull that zip tie SUPER tight!

You’ll need the following:

  • 2 x 13 inches of 1.5 inch Grosgrain, sealed ends
  • 4+ inches of matching 3/8 inch ribbon (for center)
  • 1 small zip tie
  • 1 straight pin
  • 2 alligator clips
  • 1 covered clip
  • scissors, glue gun

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Fluffy Southern Boutique Bow Tutorial

You know this bow! It’s the Fluffy Southern Boutique Bow! Four to five inches in width, this bow is a classic Big Girl Bow that works great for dressier events. It’s also super easy to make AND make well. No sewing! Very few creases! We’ve taken the hard parts of the Boutique Bow and simplified them for ya’! And the best part of the Rabom Boutique Bow Tutorial – we show you how to pin your folds in-place so when you get to the tricky part – CREASING the CENTER! – you’ve got a leg-up!

You’ll need the following:

  • 30 inches of 2.25 inch width grosgrain
  • matching 3/8 inch ribbon, 4 – 6 inches
  • very small zip tie
  • covered alligator clip
  • 2 alligator clips + 1 straight pin (optional but SO helpful!)
  • hairpins
  • scissors, glue gun, end sealer

How cute are these? SO cute! You got this! Pssst: hit *read more* below for the video transcript.

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Burlap Ruffle Wreath Tutorial

Ruffle Wreath! Super easy. And if you have one of those awesome rotary cutters, you can get a SUPER sleek look! We were using scissors BUT just goes to show the beauty of working burlap – if you’re a crafting perfectionist, your burlap crafts will look great! If you’re a crafting hot mess, your burlap crafts will look pretty great!! Burlap’s gonna meet you in the moment

You’ll need the following:

  • 12 yards of Burlap (we’re using 6inch BurCheck)
  • zip ties or floral wire
  • 16 inch Wire Wreath

Halloween Fluffy Loopy Funky Bow Tutorial

Fluffy Loopy Bows are the BEST! If you have about 20 pieces of 4-inch ribbon scraps, you have a bow! And the more textures, the better! We love this bow. And we LOVE the spooky long v-cuts in the tails! We’ll show you how to get them. Find all of these supplies at ribbonandbowsohmy.com!

You’ll need the following:
We used the following, all in 4.5 inch strips of 7/8 inch ribbon unless otherwise noted!

  • Delphinium Dazzle Grosgrain
  • Emerald Dazzle Grosgrain
  • Black Dazzle Grosgrain
  • Orange Dazzle Grosgrain
  • Sheerly Glitter Orange
  • Sheerly Glitter Orchid
  • Orange Stripes
  • Black Stripes
  • Black Sugar Chevron
  • Black RABOM Iridescence
  • 2 felt circles, Upholstery Thread, Needle, Bow Genius
  • Scissors, Glue Gun, Lighter
  • Covered Alligator Clip (headband would work great!)

Spike Bow Tutorial Video + Pinnable

Make cute, symmetrical Spike Bows on the Bow Genius! You’ll need 3 pieces of 6-inch lengths of ribbon and some attention to detail! You just want to make sure that your lengths are exactly the same AND you’re getting your needle through the direct center of your bow. Bow Genius helps with that! Find all of these supplies AND Bow Genius at ribbonandbowsohmy.com

You’ll need the following material:

  • 1.5 inch grosgrain: 3 pieces, 6 inch lengths
  • 1.5 inch grosgrain: 2 pieces, 5 inch lengths
  • 3/8 inch grosgrain: 1 piece, 6 inch length
  • Bow Genius
  • 2 knotted threads (embroidery thread is best)
  • alligator clip
  • glue gun, scissors, lighter

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Little Halloween Stacked Bow + Video!

We love a good stripe bow. It goes with all teams, all holidays, all festivities, all EVERYTHING! These little stacked bows combine 2 little Flat Boutique Bows – you’ll love how sweet and simple this little bow is!

We used the following materials:

  • 18 inches of 1.5 inch Orange Stripe
  • 16 inches of 7/8 inch Black Grosgrain
  • 5/8 inch Black Grosgrain for knot
  • glue gun, scissors, lighter, needle + thread
  • wrapped alligator clip

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Fold your 16 inch strip 2 inches down from the ends to create a crease. Fold 2 more times, each time at the center.

a

Use your creases to make your Boutique Bow folds! Match crease-to-crease to keep your loops even.

b

Finish your last fold and stitch through the center, place 3 evenly-spaced stitches through center – start by going IN through the front!

c

Scrunch to make your creases! Then wrap your knot and tie-off on the back. You watch this step right here!

Now repeat for Larger Bow!

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stitch through

wrap and tie off

You can watch these steps right here!

d

Glue your Black Center bow down to your Base Bow

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Place your knot, then your alligator clip – glue ’em down good!

e

Wrap knot and glue to back of alligator clip – make sure you like the look of the knot from the front before the glue sets!

f

See these steps here!

Trim the excess tail, seal with a lighter and you’re done!

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So cute!

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