1. Fold ribbon back, making strands approximately 7 inches long, or another desired length. Fold until there are three loops on each end. 2. After the final loop is made, bring the ribbon to the center of the bow and curl around in a loop in the center, leaving a tail hanging downward. 3. While still holding center loop in place, insert a pipe cleaner into the center loop and around to the back of the bow, tying in place. 4. Trim the ends at an angle and shape each bow loop uniformly.