Tutorial: DIY Glitter Girls Bows

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I posted these fun bows I made for Blakely the other day, and I couldn’t believe the response I got! These bows are beyond easy to make (with and without a Silhouette Cameo!)

DIY Girls Glitter Bow Tutorial. Cut Glitter Felt with or without your silhouette! No sew. Free pattern!

The best part? They’re dirt cheap to make. If you buy these bows through Etsy, they add up fast. These come out to under $1 per bow, even cheaper if the materials are on sale.

To start, you will need:


To make these by hand (without a Silhouette)

  1. Download the template here. This is the template I use for all bows, but sometimes I do stretch it to create chunkier bows!
  2. Print out the template and cut out bows. I do recommend using card stock if you have it!
    DIY Girls Glitter Bow Tutorial. Cut Glitter Felt with or without your silhouette! No sew. Free pattern!
  3. Turn glitter sheet so the canvas back is up.
  4. Trace each of the three pieces on the glitter sheet.
    DIY Girls Glitter Bow Tutorial. Cut Glitter Felt with or without your silhouette! No sew. Free pattern!
  5. Cut out with GOOD scissors.
  6. Glue each of the flaps of the largest piece of the bow together.
    DIY Girls Glitter Bow Tutorial. Cut Glitter Felt with or without your silhouette! No sew. Free pattern! DIY Girls Glitter Bow Tutorial. Cut Glitter Felt with or without your silhouette! No sew. Free pattern!
  7. Glue it to the top of the bow base.
    DIY Girls Glitter Bow Tutorial. Cut Glitter Felt with or without your silhouette! No sew. Free pattern!
  8. Glue the alligator clip to the bow.
    DIY Girls Glitter Bow Tutorial. Cut Glitter Felt with or without your silhouette! No sew. Free pattern!
  9. Using the last rectangle piece of glitter, wrap it around the bow and secure behind the clip. You can also use any ribbon here!
    DIY Girls Glitter Bow Tutorial. Cut Glitter Felt with or without your silhouette! No sew. Free pattern! DIY Girls Glitter Bow Tutorial. Cut Glitter Felt with or without your silhouette! No sew. Free pattern!
  10. You’re done!
    DIY Girls Glitter Bow Tutorial. Cut Glitter Felt with or without your silhouette! No sew. Free pattern!      

If you have a Silhouette (or other machine):

  1. Import the template into Silhouette Studio and trace the bows.
  2. Place the glitter sheet face down on your cutting mat (canvas side will be what is cut)
    NOTE: Make sure your mat is VERY sticky. I use spray adhesive to really get it on there.
  3. To cut, use the following settings on your Silhouette (I have the Silhouette Cameo):
    Blade: 10
    Speed: 2
    Thickness: 33
    Double Cut – OPTIONAL – I didn’t use it and it did snag in a few places.
  4. Separate bow from material.
  5. Follow the steps above!

I can’t wait to see what you make. Tag #texanintraining so I can see your bows!


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