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Make a Classic Bow in 4 Easy Steps

Bows add polish to packages, wreaths, and all kinds of holiday decorating, and these beauties do it with ease.

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Classic Bow

Likely one of the first bows you learned to tie, the classic bow is still a timeless gift topper.

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Step 1

Being careful not to twist the ribbon, fold the ribbon length back and forth, forming two loops at the top and one loop in the bottom center.

Step 2

Cross the top right loop over the top left loop.

Step 3

Fold what is now the left loop down behind the right loop and then through the bottom loop.

Step 4

Pull the top loops taut, forming a knot in the center of the bow. Trim the tails and notch the ends.

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