Bows are perfect for tree toppers, wreaths, gift baskets and more! Learn to easily create your own!
- 5 Yards of ribbon (average for a 7-7½' tree topper; wire lined ribbon makes the best shaped bows)
- 1 Chenille tie
STEP 1| MEASURE
Measure out 5 yards of ribbon. Cut ends with a slight angle.
STEP 2| CENTER LOOP
Starting with one end, make a loop. Pinch together at the center with your fingers.
STEP 3-5| LOOPS
Next, make a longer loop. Twist the ribbon under the center loop and hold in place with your fingers. Repeat in the other direction, making the loops symmetrical. Continue creating loops, making each row a little longer than before. Continue until remaining ribbon is approximately a foot long, or your desired length (to make tails.)
STEP 6-7| TAILS
Bring the remaining end of the ribbon to the center to make one large, long loop. Put a chenille stem through your fingers, around all of the ribbon, pull it tight and then twist to secure. (The tighter it is, the puffier the bow will be.)
STEP 8| STAGGER
Stagger the bow loops and pull the tail loop down.
STEP 9| CUT
Find the center of the tail loop. Fold the ribbon in half long-ways. Take sharp scissors and cut the ribbon at a 45 degree angle.
Instructograph can be viewed here!