Make an ordinary bow pop by adding a second ribbon. Bows add polish to packages, wreaths, and all kinds of holiday decorating, and these beauties do it with ease.

By Emily VanSchmus
Updated: November 10, 2017

Incorporate two colors from your wrapping paper into the bow with this clever two-toned bow. In just three easy steps, you'll have the perfect gift topper!

What You'll Need

  • Two 14" ribbons, varrying widths 
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue or fabric glue 

Step 1

Choose two ribbons -- one wider than the other -- for your bow. Cut both ribbons twice the desired length of the finished bow; we used two 14-inch pieces. Form the wider piece into a loop and secure with glue. Center and wrap the narrower piece around the first and secure.

Step 2

When the layered loop is finished, flatten it in the center and wrap another piece of ribbon around the center. The length of this piece of ribbon will depend on whether you want to see the ribbon tails hanging down in the finished bow.

Step 3

Pull the tails of the wrapped ribbon tight and secure on the back of the bow with glue. You can either tie the ribbon here and trim the ends so they're hidden behind the bow, or let the ends hang loose - once you've done this, your bow is ready to display on a package!



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