There are a million and one ways to tie a bow, but here is our go-to technique.
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Step One: Start the Bow
Our step-by-step bow guide is simple and results in a perky, rounded shape that attaches easily to gifts, treetops, garlands, wreaths, and more. Use longer or shorter pieces of ribbon to adjust the size of the bow. It's easiest to form the first loop before cutting the ribbon from the spool.
Make a continuous loop of ribbon. The size and thickness of your loop will determine the size of your bow.
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Step Two: Join the Center
Cinch the loop in the middle with a length of twine or a chenille stem.
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Step Three: Form the Loops
Begin to pull individual bow loops out from the center, alternating pulls from each end.
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Step Four: Create the Tails
Once all the loops are formed, tie a long piece of ribbon around the center to make the tails of the bow.