7 Easy DIY Bows Anyone Can Make

Bows are a super easy way to dress up any piece of decor. I personally love to add an easy DIY bow to almost every project I complete from signs, to wreaths, to pillows and more! Check out these seven absolutely adorable and easy DIY bows anyone can make! Once you learn how to make them, you can use them in so many places in your home.

easy diy bows pin collage


With the holidays quickly approaching, any of these bows will be perfect to add to a fall, Halloween, or Christmas wreath. You can make a whole bunch of pretty bows to decorate your Christmas tree. Remember, it’s super easy to customize these with colors that you like to use in your home decor. They are not just for holiday decorating!

DIY Messy Bow

It doesn’t get any easier than this one.  This is my signature messy bow. This iconic bow has become a staple for many crafters and a definite “go to” bow for anyone who is convinced they’re not a bow maker. Once you know how to make this messy bow, you can use it with any type of scrap fabric, ribbon, tissue paper, napkins and more. The possibilities are endless. Try this one out and you’ll be hooked on my messy bow forever!

easy diy messy bow


This is such a fun and whimsical bow. If you are looking for a classic style DIY bow, you will love this knotty bow. Make as many loops as you want for your pretty bow. Use wired ribbon in different widths. Super easy and pretty! 


DIY Tulle Bow

I’m in love with the simplicity of this beautiful tulle bow. This is perfect for wedding season. Add it to bouquets, attach it to a pillow or a wreath. So soft and feminine. Hands down one of the easiest bows to make. The confidence you’ll have making these will keep you addicted.

diy tulle bow final pin


This is my ‘go to’ gift bow. Tissue paper bows are the best for attaching to gift bags, or wrapped presents. Use several colors to make a rainbow tissue paper bow. How about finding printed tissue paper for a custom bow? What style tissue paper would you use? I just love this one!

easy-gift-bow-using-tissue-paper white


This bow brings a lot of punch to any piece of decor. Deco mesh is super inexpensive. You can even find it at the dollar store! Use a mix of bright and pastel colors for a fun contrast. These make great fillers on a Christmas tree as they add dimension and texture.  Make them as fluffy as you like. You can even add florals to the center of this versatile easy to make mesh bow. What a fun bow to try out!

mesh ribbon attached to fall frame with fall flowers


Grab those old t-shirts to make really cute t-shirt bows. They look great as bows for elegant napkin rings, too. Use fall colors for your Thanksgiving table, or red for Christmas. With an easy to follow tutorial, you really can’t mess up.  Add a touch of bling for extra elegance. These are the ultimate in an upcycle bow making a great way to repurpose old, otherwise unusable t-shirt materials. Get creative and have fun with this easy bow.

easy t-shirt bow diy pin


This last bow is so easy and takes only about 5 minutes to make. Plus, you can find burlap in several different colors now. I’m showing it below used in a fall picture frame wreath. Burlap has a rustic farmhouse feel that continues to be so popular. But, you can also dress it up by using rich reds and blues. Or, how about adding a little bling?

diy burlap bow

If you missed the live tutorial on thE DIY MESSY BOW, you can still SEE IT HERE.

I hope you’ll try some of these easy DIY bows in your home decor!  From neutral to colorful, boho to traditional, these are super simple, fast and easy projects. The hardest part will be choosing just one! Which one is your favorite?

If you loved this craft, you need to be getting my emails, friend! Each week I send out a couple of emails that include updates, crafts, and decor inspiration. Be sure to get yourself signed up below.  I can’t wait to meet you!

>>>Leave your thoughts below in the comments please… BTW— Life is short—Enjoy the mess!
**P.S. Please join us over on our Facebook Page to see more fun projects “Live”.  Once you have finished YOUR DIY BOW, please share it with our community on the page.  It helps people so much when they see others being creative!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *