Here’s a large and fluffy bow to inspire you to make your own Christmas decor bows! We used around five yards of two ribbons to make a 12″ wide bow with eight loops of each ribbon. At this size, the bow could be used by itself, as a tree topper or a dominant element on a 24″ wreath. We have lots of suggestions for ribbon combinations so scroll through the pictures for ribbons to match your color scheme. See the links below each picture or visit the entire shop!
We choose a brightly glittering red and lime green diamond patterned along with a traditional Christmas red velvet. To make it easy to tighten and hold the center firmly, we used a chenille pipe cleaner to tie the bow, The pipe cleaner also allows you to freely adjust and rearrange the bow if desired. Our shop has Christmas velvets in over 20 colors, width and styles so you’re not limited to red!
The ever classic houndstooth pattern rendered in black and white marries traditional with modern graphic sensibilities making it one of the most versatile ribbons we offer. Sophisticated for the most modern and edgy designs, yet comfortable with country and farmhouse styles. Those taken with the MacKenzie-Childs™ look can use this for a twist on the usual checkerboard pattern. Choose from all our current houndstooth ribbons for the width and size perfect for you!
Each holiday season, a new design or color combination dominates the year’s decor.
Will it be a year of rustic simplicity? Are sophisticated textures and elegant design leading the pack? How about styles with the nontraditional colors and space age designs of the 50’s and early 60″?
Will romantic Victorian make a comeback? Maybe playful designs with bold graphics? Often traditional themes get tweaked, identifying them with a particular style or era.
Still, one design remains unstoppable and highly sought after, year after year: the classic of classics, Buffalo Plaid ribbon.
The classic look of gingham meets the ever-popular combination of red and black. Versatile and easy to use, Cabin Check and Mini Check both come in two widths, 1 1/2″ and 2 1/2″. Perfect for lodge inspired designs or for a buffalo plaid look with a lighter feel than our flannel plaids! “Check” out all our red and black checks and plaids or visit the entire shop!
Cabin Check, 2 1/2″ width, 3 yard length or 25 yard roll
Cabin check 1 1/2″ width, 3 yard length or 25 yard roll
A trio of black and white houndstooth patterns. The smaller size of these houndstooths bridges the gap between bold black and white patterns and an entire palette of colors, whether solid, textured or more intricate patterns.
The narrowest, “Houndstooth 9” is 1 1/2″ wide, with a black vinyl edge giving a definitive border to the pattern.
In the 2 1/2″ width, “Houndstooth Mini” the pattern is smaller, while the wire edge is covered in black thread.
The widest, 4″, “Houndstooth 100” has the same size pattern as the 1 1/2″ and features a black thread serged over the wired edge.
Sharing the stage with other black and white ribbons
These ribbons and more were shipped across the country – and out of it this week! Anytime of year, you will find a vast selection of ribbons for every season in the Cottage Crafts store on Etsy!