Step-by-Step Guide: How to Make a Perfect Ribbon Bow
When it comes to gift wrapping or decorating ribbon bows are the perfect addition to make your gift or decoration stout. Learning how to make a perfect ribbon bow may seem intimidating at first but with this step-by-step guide you’ll be able to make one in no time.
- Wire or Twist Tie
Step 1: Measure the Ribbon
Start by measuring the ribbon according to the size of your gift or decoration. Leave extra length at both ends for tying the bow.
Step 2: Tie the Knot
Make a knot with the ribbon at the center leaving two long tail ends. This will be the center point of your bow.
Step 3: Make the Loops
Take one end of the ribbon fold it to make a loop. Pinch the loop at the center hold it in place with your fingers. Take the other end of the ribbon make a loop by folding it in the same way. Pinch the center of this loop as well.
Step 4: Cross the Loops
Hold the loops in place cross them over to make an X shape. Bring the bottom loop over the top loop so that it sits perpendicular to the first loop.
Step 5: Make the Second Knot
Take the tail ends of the ribbon bring them around to the back of the bow. Tie them in a knot around the center of the X where the loops crossed. Make sure the knot is tight centered.
Step 6: Fluff Trim
Gently pull the loops to fluff up the bow. Trim the ends of the ribbon at an angle to create a neat finish.
Step 7: Secure with Wire or Twist Tie
To make the bow even more secure wrap a wire or twist tie around the knot twist to secure it in place. This will also make it easier to attach the bow to the gift or decoration.
Making a perfect ribbon bow is not difficult if you follow these simple steps. With a little bit of practice you’ll be able to make a beautiful bow that will add the finishing touch to any gift or decoration.