When I was expecting my daughter, one of the things I enjoyed doing was looking for ideas for make DIY birth bows to hang on the door of the house and the hospital.
The pre-packaged birth bows are beautiful, yes, but I was pleased to think of doing it alone, even if only to leave something of my own as a memory of that day.
If you too are in that phase and want to spend your free time doing something beautiful and creative with your hands, think about creating your own Birth ribbon.
Even if you are not really skilled and manual skills are not your strong point, try it and you will be proud of it!
If instead with the manual hobbies you do pretty well, you definitely won’t need my encouragement and you will certainly be able to do a good job just by letting yourself be inspired by these ideas.
DIY birth bows with tutorial
To make your job easier, I searched for you some tutorial to realize types of handmade birth bows different in technique and result.
By looking at the photos and following the explanations, you will be able to create and customize yours DIY birth bow (which of course you can make the color you want).
1- Crochet birth bow
I made this birth ribbon. You like?
If you love to crochet, get some pink or blue cotton or wool and a Styrofoam wreath. Then follow my explanations that I posted on Blogmamma.
Link: Tutorial crochet birth wreath
2- Fabric birth bow
If you prefer needle and thread, this fabric birth bow with stuffed hearts is suitable for you. Just a little satin, some fabric scraps with children’s prints and trimmings of your choice.
Link: Tutorial satin bow birth
3- Cross stitch birth bow
If you love instead cross stitch it will not be difficult for you to find some birth charts online (search you will find many to download for free).
Once the subject is decided and embroidered on Aida canvas, following the tutorial I indicate you will be able to transform your embroidery into a cute daisy-shaped bow.
Link: Cross stitch birth bow tutorial
4- Felt birth bow
Here are some very original ones birth bows in felt in the shape of a kite.
To make them you will need four wooden sticks, a little felt to use as a base, a little felt on which to cut out many small shapes (hearts, flowers, butterflies, teddy bears, or whatever you want) and colored ribbons at will.
Link: Felt birth bow tutorial
5- Simple birth bow with ribbons
Realize this birth bow is very easy!
Get a base for the garland (polystyrene, sponge or other), cut out many strips of fabric, ribbons or tulle and tie them close to each other around the garland. The result is very fru-fru!
6- Classic birth bow
If you prefer to go to the classic this birth bow is ideal!
All you need is some fabric, a themed app and some ribbons to curl. To see how to make this staple, read the tutorial.
Link: Classic birth bow tutorial
Creative material to create DIY birth bows
Have you decided to create one of these beautiful DIY birth bows? Or do you already have your own idea that you want to realize by yourself? Either way you will need fabric, ribbons, yarn and decorations to do a good job. To help you here is a selection of materials that you can use to make your handmade birth bow.
Rings for cockades
In polystyrene or metal, round or other shapes, here are the rings to fill with fabric and ribbons to make your birth rosette.
- polystyrene cockade ring →BUY ON AMAZON
- metal cockade ring →BUY ON AMAZON
- star for metal cockade →BUY ON AMAZON
- geometric rings for rosettes →BUY ON AMAZON
Yarns and embroidery sets
Yarns in wool or cotton, pink or blue or in other colors, here is what you need for a crochet or embroidered birth bow.
- Pink wool yarns and various colors → BUY ON AMAZON
- Light blue wool yarn and various colors → BUY ON AMAZON
- Multicolor cotton yarn → BUY ON AMAZON
- embroidery set → BUY ON AMAZON
Ribbons and trimmings
White lace, colored tulle or satin ribbons? Choose the one you prefer to decorate your DIY birth bow.
- Lace ribbons→ BUY ON AMAZON
- Colored tulle bobbins→ BUY ON AMAZON
- Pink and blue glitter tulle→ BUY ON AMAZON
- Satin ribbon→ BUY ON AMAZON
If you make stuffed animals or characters, you will certainly need stuffing. Here it is in sheets or in wadding.
Fabrics for birth bows
Satin, felt, felt or cotton, here are many types of fabric that you can use to create beautiful birth bows.
If you want to decorate your birth bow with the baby’s name, here are many letters to attach. To embellish she also uses path and colored buttons.
- Self-adhesive glitter letters various colors→ BUY ON AMAZON
- Felt alphabet letters→ BUY ON AMAZON
- adhesive patches to be ironed →BUY ON AMAZON
- colored buttons →BUY ON AMAZON
Aida fabric to be embroidered
Do you love to cross stitch? Here are various proposals of aida fabric to embroider and use for your birth bow!
Birth bows kit to embroider
The kits with birth bows ready but to be customized with embroidery or other, they are a cross between those who want to do it alone and those who do not have time to make an entire birth bow.
Here are some suggestions!
After seeing these so cute DIY birth bows I’m sure you feel like making one! Quite right?
In case, remember that the bow does not necessarily have to be perfect, on the contrary, the more handcrafted it will be, the more it will taste like mom and for you it will be a wonderful way to welcome your baby.