Bow Making with DIY Templates

Making bows usng a simple tempalte. #bowmaking @gwenstudios


If you struggle to make bows, you are going to enjoy this post. I am sharing with you a template for easy bow. making. The templates can be cut using my free SVG file or cut by hand. They both work equally well and are simple to make.

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Making The Templates

cricut maker

I used a Cricut Maker to cut the bow templates from a cereal box. To make the templates sturdier, I cut two of each size.


The cutout templates are ready to be taped together. I used double-sided tape between the two pieces.

Making the Bows


I used a variety of different spring colors and sizes of ribbons from Gwen Studios.

This project was created for Gwen Studios. You can find all the design team projects listed on the Designer Crafts Connection website. Gwen Studios products can be found at Walmart and Michaels.


It is easier to show how to make a bow than to explain it. Please watch the video tutorial for the easy way to make bows using the templates. These templates can make single, double, and triple bows. You can also combine different colors together.

Video Tutorial

Template Files

The template file is available as an SVG file or a PDF printable. The SVG file will work with your personal cutting machine. If you don’t have one, the templates are easy enough to cut by hand using the printable PDF file as your guide.

SVG file

PDF file