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How to make a bow like a pro!

Are you done Christmas shopping?  I hope!  For most of us, now it is time to wrap.  I know for the longest time, I had no idea how some people made bows. I mean their bow looked like a professional did it and mine looked like a 3 year old did it.  I actually learned thru trial and error and several YouTube videos.  This is a straight forward easy way to make a bow for a gift.  Grab some ribbon from the dollar store and you are good to go.

For this you will need approx. 7 feet of 1 1/2″  ribbon with wired edges and flexible floral wire or a chenille stem aka pipe cleaner. I prefer 20 gauge wrapped floral wire for all my bows because it is easy on my fingers.

Fold your ribbon at 6″ making 6 complete loops. Starting at the middle of the loops cut inward 1/3 of the ribbon width on a slight angle. Wrap a 8″ strip of wire around the ribbon and twist one turn. Cut ribbon for the streamers and attach to the bow.

Make sense??? Nope, well watch this…

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3 Responses to How to make a bow like a pro!

  1. Crystal says:

    Thank You For Showing Us Your Bow Making Trick

  2. Bev says:

    Thanks, it is very informative

  3. Terri Clayton says:

    Thank you so much for showing us all the easiest way to make a beautiful bow. You presented it wonderfully and very easy to follow. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas.