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Game Day Bow Tutorial

Football season has arrived and is in full swing! I love a good college football game. Getting ready for the big game can be almost as exciting as the main event if you ask me. Our pre-game routine is so much fun! We love to hang out and eat good food until we burst before setting in for the game and more food! My favorite thing about the game is sporting our team spirit.

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

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My husband and I are both graduates from the University of Utah. We love to cheer on our Utes as they play, especially when they play BYU! Is there anything more fun than a rivalry game? I will be honest, one of my favorite parts of getting ready for the game is getting all decked out in our Utes gear. Once I had a little girl I knew she needed her very own bows to sport on game day.


Go Utes!!!

Here is how we made her Game Day Bows:

Game Day Bow Tutorial

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Gather your supplies:


Starting with your widest ribbon. Stack the ribbon the way you want it to lay, think a bow with multiple loops but missing the middle knot. Use some thread to tie your stack in place.


Repeat with your other ribbons. Some I tie with loops, some I just place in an “x” shape. Whatever you like best!


Stack all the tied bundles together and glue in place with your hot glue gun.


Pick one of your medium size ribbons. Cut a 6 inch piece (this will give you PLENTY) Tie a knot in the middle of it. Glue the knot in the center of your stacked bow, then wrap the excess to the back and glue into place. This will give you the illusion of having actually tied your bow.



Now you can attach your bow to a headband or clip! We go back and forth between a larger size bow on a headband and two smaller ones for her pig tails.


IMG_1214These bows are super easy to make and a great way to use up all of that ribbon stash.


How do you pre-game? Do you eat treats or tailgate? I would love to see your Pre-game Pride Slideshow that you made here. Besides our awesome gear and yummy food my husband’s pre-gaming involves these great Unilever products. For example, while you and the girls get all dolled up in your team colors, make sure the boys use some Degree Deodorant and Axe Body Spray to keep them smelling fresh during all that yelling, cheering, and frustrated with referee gestures! Once the game is over they can freshen up and remove that all that game excitement with Dove’s Men Care Body Wash! You can find all your pre game needs at Sam’s Club, plus you can win some!

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Enter here to win Degree deodorant, Axe body spray, and $20 Sam’s Club gift card!


NCAA_SC_A Mom’s Take

Stefani Tolson

Monday 10th of November 2014

That is so cute. My daughters are too old to wear these but I bet they would look cute on my little nieces.

Liz Mays

Thursday 6th of November 2014

It's totally cute and full of team spirit. I love the idea!

Dawn McAlexander

Thursday 6th of November 2014

That bow is really cute. Now get rid of the red and add in yellow instead and you have my alma mater - Appalachian State. :)

Amy Desrosiers

Thursday 6th of November 2014

I make all my kids own bows here. Love the stacked effect!


Wednesday 5th of November 2014

I have never made a bow, but this looks so super simple. Thanks for sharing. Will have to give it a try

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