How to Make Festive Bows
Need a fun gift-wrapping idea? Learn how to tie a bow (or three) to make your next gift gorgeous. We'll show you how to make a classic, layered, or rosette bow.
How to Make Bows: Get Started!
Use bows to embellish a package for little expense. Master these three simple bow-making techniques and your gifts will always stand out in a crowd. To make handmade bows you'll need:
- Ribbon in your color(s) of choice
- Sharp scissors
- Double-stick tape (for layered bow)
- Ruler (for layered bow)
- Florist's wire (for rosette bow)
Read on for our videos and how-to techniques.
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Make a Layered Bow
2. With ribbon facedown, adhere a piece of double-stick tape to the center of each ribbon. Fold ends to the center and press to adhere, forming two loops. Tape ends of center loop together. For the bottom layer, cut a piece of ribbon slightly longer than the longest looped piece, and notch the ends.