Easy Way to Make a Ribbon Bow

The birthdays and holidays are coming and if you’re thinking a great way to impress is making homemade ribbon bows for the gifts you’ll be giving this year, you’re right. They look much better than pre-made bows and they are actually cheaper than the pre-made bows.

How to make a Basic Bow

1. Using three yards ribbon measure about 7″ for the first tail. Squeeze the ribbon together and hold it with your thumb and forefinger.

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2. With the right side of the ribbon facing out make a loop on one side using 6-7″ of ribbon. Pinch the ribbon together and hold it with your thumb and forefinger. as before.

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3. Make a full twist of the ribbon so the right side is facing out and make a loop towards the other side.

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4. The second and third sets of loops should be progressively smaller than the first set. Make a fourth set of loops still smaller than the first three. Be sure to fully twist each loop so that the right side of the ribbon is always facing out.

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5. Twist the remaining ribbon around your thumb to make the center loop. Adjust the tail so the right side of the ribbon is facing out. INsert a piece of wire through the center and twist it tightly at the back of the bow.

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6. Spread out the loops and cut the ends of the tails at sharp angles or inverted V’s

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