FIRST of all, I am SO sorry for the horrible pictures! It is so dark and cloudy outside and since I'm still waiting patiently for my dream studio(hehe), I have to suffer with limited lighting today.
So let's make some more bows then, shall we?!
My only complaint with my finished product here is that I wish I would have done one more loop with the skinny ribbon. But oh well - here's how you do this bow:
(HORRIBLY blurry...) Start with 5 or 6 strips of ribbon like this. It doesn't matter exactly how long they are - but measure if you feel like it.
Then glue each strip together like this.
Next, you're going to wire each set of looops together like this. It can be an incredibly frustating thing to keep the ribbons from overlapping each other, but try....without saying any swear words...
Do this exact same thing on your 2nd set of loops and leave yourself plenty of wire so you can wrap this set around the first set.
So attatch the 2nd set of loops to the first set of loops, wire them tight together, and trim the wire in the back and fold over so the rough edges aren't sticking up.
Then with your final loop(s), take a long piece of wire, and secure that loop on top of the other two sets like this picture.
Be sure to hold everything really tight and wrap the wire tightly without breaking it.
Here's what it should look like in the back with your wire all twisted, clipped, and folded down nicely.
Now we're ready for the topper.
Fold a piece of ribbon like this - shaped like an Awareness Ribbon. Then bring one of your tails into the loop and tie a knot.
Glue the knot on the center of the bow and wrap the tails around to the back of the bow. Trim them and wrap them tight - glue in place.
And you're done! You can glue this onto a clip or a baby elastic.
Don't forget to make a matching Ribbon T-Shirt or Onesie!