DIY Items for Little Ones

DIY Friday~ [No Sew] Little Boy’s Bow Tie

It’s Friday again! Time for a DIY Friday showdown. This Friday I am creating something for my little guy. (notice how I didn’t say baby boy! He’s growing up so fast!) I adore bow ties on little boys! While shopping at Hobby Lobby (I had so much fun picking out the fabric!) I was sharing with a woman about my DIY project and she stated “All boys need a bow tie!” I absolutely agree! It’s just something about those bow ties that make little boys extra cute!

Here’s why I’m adding a no sew part…I DON’T HAVE A SEWING MACHINE. I have never been one for sewing, but that may change in the next few years. Anyways… I did some research and the best tool I had was my handy dandy GLUE GUN! Yes, a DIY girl’s best friend. You can seriously use a glue gun on almost any DIY project. They’re amazing!


Follow along as I take you through the steps of creating A Little Boy’s Bow Tie.

**Please note~These dimensions are for boys 1-5 years old. It’s a big range, but it all depends on the size of your boy. My boy is very big for his age (9 1/2 months). Also, it’s all in your preference of style, some people like bigger bows and others like smaller. You can make it to your own liking! As I continue to make them I may take the size down a bit so the bow is not as big, but otherwise they’re sooooo CUTE!


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{Steps 1-3}

1. Take your main piece of fabric and use the chalk to draw your markings of where to cut, then cut it out. The dimensions are 8 1/2 X 6 1/2 inches.

2. Fold the long edges into the middle of the cut out piece (hot dog length) **Note- fold in so that the pattern is showing

3. hot glue the folded edges to the middle

{Steps 4-6}

4. fold the two ends so that they meet in the middle, apply hot glue

5. take the folded piece and cinch in the middle (squish down)

6. take about 3 inches of floral wire and twist around the middle part so that the cinch is secure

**make sure to check the back of the bow and make sure there aren’t any loose pieces that may need to be hot glued**

{Steps 7-10}

7. take your second colored fabric piece and cut a 2 X 3 inch piece (this is to wrap around the middle of the bow)

8. fold the long edges into the middle (just like you did for the main piece) and hot glue them to the middle


9. take the middle piece and wrap it around the middle of the bow, then hot glue the piece to the back of the bow

10. Take your bow clip and hot glue to the back (make sure the clip is open so it doesn’t hot glue shut)

**Optional** You can add a shaped decorative glitter to the middle or use twine instead of fabric for the middle piece.

That’s it! It took me a few tries to really nail how I wanted it to look, but once I did it was so easy and I just couldn’t stop making them!  I was up just a little too late! I hope this inspired you to create a little boy’s bow tie for your own!

P.S. These are great for little girl’s bows as well!

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Happy Creating!

I always love hearing from people, so feel free to share your insights in the comments below! You can also share this post with anyone else and follow me on my facebook page,  as well as instagram. Thank you so much for taking the time to read!

Wishing You Well,

Happy Mama, Happy Wife, Happy Life


5 thoughts on “DIY Friday~ [No Sew] Little Boy’s Bow Tie”

  1. Oh my Amanda. When the babies were little and money was super tight I had a pattern and made all papa’s regular ties. . Back then he wore a lot of ties to church and even work. They did require a sewing machine but would cost a dollar or less. I shopped the remnants bin at Joanne fabric. I love you making little bow ties for Johnny. They are adorable.

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    1. Yes! I had fun making it! I’ll have to try going to Joann’s next time for fabric, I know they have great sales! Luckily Hobby Lobby had 30-40% off their fabric. It’s so cheap to make your own bow ties! I already had the glue gun and I have a ton of material left over for more. All in all I spent about $9.56 for the rest of the supplies!! I’m going a little bow crazy now! 😊


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