How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial

Create beautiful boutique-style layered bows with this free SVG and PDF downloadable template. Use them as hair bows, to decorate Christmas presents, tree ornaments or on Holiday cards. The possibilities are endless! These 3D bows can be made from a wide variety of materials from printer paper and cardstock to felt and even leather.

If you have a cutting machine you can download the free bow SVG file or you can print off the PDF, trace the bows and cut out them by hand. Depending on the material I use a mixture of both!

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy: DIY Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial and FREE SVG Cut Files for 3d Bows.

These bows can be made from leather, faux leather, felt, paper or laminated fabric. Cut them out of Iron-On (HTV) and adhere it to felt or fabric to add a little extra sparkle. Use them for hairbows or even to decorate cards or packages.

You can view my original hair bow post here.

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy:

Supplies
Hot Glue / Glue Gun
Paper / Printer
You can find the FREE SVG & PDF files at the end of the post
How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

Begin by choosing a bow and a tail (you can see the different options pictured below) from the free SVG files. Each one will give a slightly different look.

If you have a cutting machine, download the SVG files and upload them to your machine. If you plan on cutting them by hand, download the PDF file. Cut out each of the designs and use them as a template.

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

The SVG file contains a large size and a small size for each of the templates. The large size is great for decorating gifts or making over-sized hairbows. The smaller size is ideal for hair bows.

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

How to Make a Layered Hair Bow with Template

Let’s start by using two bows, one is slightly smaller than the other. Lay the bows on top of the faux leather and trace around them with a light colored pen.

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

Use a sharp pair of scissors to cut out each bow.

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

Place a dot of hot glue (I prefer Gorilla Hot Glue) on the center of the back of the bow. You can also use E600 but it does take a bit longer to dry.

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

Fold the edges of the bow towards the center and hold in place until the glue cools completely. You can use a small clip to hold it in place while it cools if needed.

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy
Repeat this step on the smaller bow.

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

Flip the bows over so that the glued section is facing downwards. Place a dot of hot glue on the center front of the large bow and place the smaller bow on top.

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

Stack both bows on top of the tail with a small dot of hot glue.

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

Flip the bow over once it has cooled and place a dot of glue on the center back. Add a clip (the flat side of the clip should be facing upwards during this step) to the tail and fold it onto the glue.

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

Make sure that the clip is centered.

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

Draw a thin line of glue along the remainder of the tail and continue to wrap the tail around the bows securing them in place.

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

Once you reach the back, open the clip tucking the tail underneath it and holding it in place until it cools.

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red PoppyTa-dah! Pretty simple right? These bows are a great item to sell at holiday craft shows or to use to decorate Christmas presents.

You can add a card behind the bows to make a cute gift or to sell them.

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

How to Make a Double Bow with Template

The next bow differs slightly because the bow has four sides. Place a dot in the middle of the bow and fold each end towards the center slightly overlapping each other.

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

Double Bow SVG Cut File and PDF Download

free bow svg

Flip the bow over so that the four ends of the bow are hidden and place it on top of the back tail.

Free Double Hair Bow SVG Cut File
Continue to make the bow following the instructions provided above. Since this is a paper bow, skip the hair clip and glue it directly to the present.

bow svg image

Download this Free Bow SVG File to Decorate Christmas Presents.

Download the SVG and PDF files here.

Love to craft? Be sure to check out all of my Craft Room Organization Tips and Tricks here.

How to Make Hair Bows: DIY Stacked Christmas Hair Bow Tutorial featured by top US craft blogger, Sweet Red Poppy

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