How To Tie A Bow

By on May 29, 2011

How to make a Florist Bow


Materials: (for one) 3 yds. ribbon.


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1. 8″ from one and of ribbon, pinch firmly between thumb and index finger.
2. Make a 5″ loop (half size of finished bow) pinch tightly. If ribbon is one-sided, twist length to right side. Make second loop and pinch over first two pinches.
3. Repeat this process forming 4 loops on each side.
4. Make a center knot by forming a small loop over your thumb, pinch and wire all loops together, trim excess. Wire 14″ length to back for tails.

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How to make a Pinwheel Bow


Materials: 64″ ribbon (if using two ribbons 32″ of each) and small piece of wire.


Pinwheel Bow How To Tie A Bow



1. Cut ribbons into 8″ lengths for finished bow.
2. One by one, pick up ribbons and pinch together at center.
3. Wire centers tightly.
4. Separate or fan out ribbon layers.

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How to make a Package Bow


Materials: (for one) 3 yds. ribbon and small piece of wire.


Package Bow How To Tie A Bow


1. Hold ribbon 4″ from one end and make 4″ loop.
2. Bring long length down and up to make bottom loop.
3. Repeat back and fourth looping until you have 9 of each side. Wrap arround center securely with wire.
4. Shape bow.

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