Baby boy bow ties are very easy to make with a scrap of ribbon and a hot glue gun! I designed four colorful bow ties one weekend to dress up my little guy for his belated baby shower. Our baby boy recently joined our family of girls and after three years of hair bows and tutus, I found myself regularly wondering how I could accessorize him. These bow ties are so cute! I was very excited to discover how simple bow ties are to design in just minutes.
I can easily attach my homemade bow ties to any outfit or onesie with a small safety pin.
Bow ties are a perfect accessory for photos or a special event.
How to Make Baby Bow Ties
To make these cute baby boy bow ties, all you need is a length of wide ribbon. I used wire ribbon and just pulled the wire out. With so many types of plaid, striped, solid, and even glittery ribbon, your little guy could have a whole collection of bow ties!
Step 1: First, cut the ribbon to 6″ in length. Take out any wire from the edges by pulling it out from the end.
Step 2: Glue the ribbon ends together to create a circle using a hot glue gun.
Step 3: Fold down the edges of the ribbon loop to create a bow shape. Attach each edge with a dot of hot glue and repeat on the back side.
Step 4: Finally, vertically fold and glue another piece of ribbon in half and glue it around the center of the bow tie.
Mix & Match Colors
I made a green dot bow tie, red plaid, black and white gingham, and solid red bow tie.
I’ve already had so much fun dressing up my little guy.
DIY no-sew ribbon bow tie accessory
Fun Way to Accessorize
You can easily make any combination or color of infant bow tie using wide ribbon. I love that no sewing is required for this project! I had a lot of fun making these and coming up with a creative way to accessorize my handsome little guy!
Hi, I’m Katie! I live with my husband and 3 kids in beautiful Coeur d’Alane, Idaho. I love Jesus, coffee, DIY projects, photography, homeschooling my kids, traveling, and serving people. I’ve previously worked as a graphic designer, web designer, journalist and barista. I started Create. Play. Travel. to share some of our creative projects and family adventures. I hope you enjoy the highlights of our creative family life!