Bows make everything from packages to trees look more festive. Can’t make a bow? Not a problem, now you can with these simple steps!
Christmas is around the corner… but I don’t have to tell you that, right?!? I am so appreciative of the love shown toward my Very Merry Christmas Home Tour. I have been asked by a few friends how to make the bows you see on the swags and mantle garland. Would you believe me if I told you that they are easy peasy? Well, they are! Read on to learn how to make a simple Christmas bow!
I use the following method for all my decorative holiday bows this year. What makes this process even better? You can finally use up all the leftover scraps of ribbon you may have on hand! Let’s get started.
Take you favorite roll of ribbon and cut it into 12 to 18 inch lengths.
Fold ribbon length about 1/3 way down to create a loop. Pinch.
Use a wire to secure loop. Twist.
Bend the loop section toward the ribbon tail. Fluff.
To take the “loop” to a “bow” just twist two loops together! Voila! Easy simple bow.
Add more loops for a bigger bow.
Vary the loop size and fabric type for a fuller bow.
Wanna know how to make perfect french cuts on your ribbon tail? Well, you are in luck!
Fold the ribbon ends long ways.
Cut the ribbon ends at a diagonal.
And…there you have it! Perfection every single time!
I hope this quick little tutorial will help you take on a bit of bow making. Merry Christmas!