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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

{how to tie a fancy bow}

Sometimes you just need a cute bow to give something that extra something special.  I have always loved the big fancy bows, but have never been able to master the art of lots of loops and floral wire.I just had to come up with another way to do it.

Today I'm going to show you how to tie a fancy bow...the easy way.  No floral wire, just some ribbon and a pair of scissors. You can make them as small or as large as you like, and it takes just a few minutes to make one. It takes a little bit of practice, but you'll be tying them in no time, and impressing everyone with your bow-making skills.  ☺


And the result?



Tips:
  • Use wired ribbon--it will hold its shape and is easy to manipulate
  • You will need at least 4 feet of ribbon for a medium sized bow
I tried to take pictures of the process, but it was really hard to tie a bow at the same time.  ☺ I made a movie instead...here it is for your viewing pleasure.  And yes, I'm still in my pajamas at noon.  


I love using fresh-cut wreaths on my front door for the holiday, and the bow was the perfect touch!



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11 Comments:

Blogger Jonestown said...

Wow, thank you. Do you also have the video tutorial for your wreath? I have extra trimmings from our tree and would love to make a wreath or two. Thanks again.

December 6, 2011 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger Rita said...

Love your directions and it is an awesome bow! Thank you for sharing that.

December 6, 2011 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Rita said...

Love your directions and it is an awesome bow! Thank you for sharing that.

December 6, 2011 at 7:51 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Thank you for the tutorial. Also love the Merry Christmas on your door. What font did you use?

December 7, 2011 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Rachel W K said...

i totally needed to know how to do this, my bows are always so ugly and floppy!

December 7, 2011 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger kierste @ brown paper packages said...

Annie--

I used My Own Topher!

December 7, 2011 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger LeAnn said...

Thank you so much for posting this - now I think I will be able to make my own. Also liked the tiny glimpse of your little helper!

December 7, 2011 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Several years ago my aunt, a former florist, tried to teach me & my husband how to make bows before our wedding to help with decor... I failed miserablely, but my husband rocked it! Thanks for helping ME make a pretty bow!!

December 7, 2011 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger Lori Thompson said...

I had NO idea it would be so easy! THANKS!!!

December 8, 2011 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger notes of sincerity said...

Thank you so much for showing us how to make your adorable bows! I will be making them too. :o)

December 15, 2011 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

Your door is awesome! LOVE the Merry Christmas!

Krista @ mk inspired

December 16, 2011 at 9:25 PM  

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