DIY Bow Ring

3 Feb

When I accessorize an outfit, my hands are almost always forgotten. Everyday I religiously wear earrings, a necklace, a watch and a few bracelets, however when it comes to my fingers, I tend to only wear my wedding rings. Which is a shame – it’s such a lost opportunity to wear something fabulous. So why is it that my ring collection seems so uninspiring? Well for starters I have expensive taste. I also have very petite fingers (my ring finger is size 3.5!), which limits my ring options considerably.

Regardless of my ring buying woes, I have managed to recently purchase an awesome ring with the letter “A” on it. It was hard to resist considering my obsession with typography and the letter A. My mother-in-law also made me a simple silver band out of precious metal clay that I wear on occasion. My jewelry box is getting fuller, however can a woman really have too many rings? I don’t think so.

Lately I’ve had a bit of an obsession with bows. I blame it on Kate Spade. Portlandia says put a bird on it – Kate Spade says a bow. (If you don’t understand this reference, watch this video). I love making my own accessories (I made these cool cuffs last summer), so this weekend I decided to make this cute bow ring out of supplies I had laying around the house.

This project is incredibly easy to make, requiring just a few supplies. I whipped up four of these rings in about 15 minutes!


  • Ribbon; the ribbon for the center should be thicker than the bow ribbon.
  • Thin, easily bent wire
  • Wire cutter
  • Pliers
  • Scissors

To make the bow, cut a piece of ribbon 3 inches long. Then fold both ends toward the center, with one end overlapping the other. This next step may require the help of someone else. Cut a piece of ribbon for the bow’s center and then wrap it tightly around the center of the other ribbon. Tie securely to create the bow. Note: the thinner the ribbon, the better the bow’s pucker.

Next, cut a piece of wire 2.5 inches long (or longer if you fingers are bigger than mine). Shape the wire into a circle, overlapping the ends as shown above. Don’t worry if the circle is not perfectly round. Then, take each end of the wire circle and tuck it under the center ribbon. Finally, slip it on your finger and adjust as necessary.

And there you have it – the perfect little bow ring for Sunday brunch! What do you think?



I’m linking to: Make it Pretty Monday; Made by you Mondays; Monday Funday; Inspiration Monday; Craft-O-Maniac Monday; The Makers Link Party

13 Responses to “DIY Bow Ring”

  1. Amy W February 4, 2014 at 10:43 am #

    This is such an adorable little bow ring! I’d love for to you stop by our link party and share!

    • allputtogether February 4, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

      Thanks Amy! I will definitely be linking up!

  2. tinysidekick February 4, 2014 at 6:02 pm #

    This is so cute! Such a simple way to add interest to an outfit. Love it! Thanks for linking up at The Makers!

    • allputtogether February 4, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

      Thanks! It’s so easy to make, yet really chic. 🙂

  3. Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate February 4, 2014 at 11:00 pm #

    Came across your fab ring at craftgawker. LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing! Pinned 😉

    • allputtogether February 4, 2014 at 11:04 pm #

      Thanks Brenda! I’m so glad you like the project!

  4. Rinchen @ HIGHonDIY February 4, 2014 at 11:51 pm #

    Very simple and cute, love it!

  5. kaitlynreigel February 4, 2014 at 11:57 pm #

    This tutorial is so simple and the results are easily customizable and adorable. This is definitely going on my DIY list!

  6. Julia @ It's Always Ruetten March 14, 2014 at 10:58 am #

    Hi Andi! What a great ring! I just want to let you know I featured your ring on my Favorite DIY Jewelry Roundup today!


    • allputtogether March 16, 2014 at 10:50 am #

      Thanks for the love Julia!

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