You have never been successful making a bow but want to learn how, here you go.
DescriptionIn this tutorial, Save on Crafts' expert crafter Sherry will teach you how to make a bow that can be used to accent floral arrangements, wreaths, gift wrapping, or signs (as pictured above). Estimated time for learning is < 10 minutes.
Before we begin…
In our tutorial below, we will provide the measurements we used to create the bow pictured, but you can easily adjust the size of your bow loops and tails to make a smaller or larger bow.
MaterialsMeasure the next 12 inches and pinch with the thumb and forefinger of your opposite hand. Now bring your hands together to form a loop with the ribbon. Grip the loop between the thumb and forefinger of your holding hand.
Now measure the next 12 inches and pinch with the thumb and forefinger of your free hand. Fold the ribbon over (as though you were shutting a book), and pinch with your holding hand.
After you have made your first two loops, you should see a figure 8.
Measure another 12 inches and fold the ribbon over to form another loop. Now you’ll have two loops of the same size on one side of your thumb and forefinger, and one loop on the other side. Continue forming new loops in the same way, until you have at least 4 loops on each side
For the final loop that will be in the center of your bow, measure six inches and create a loop where the top of the ribbon curls under the thumb of your holding hand
Insert the floral stem wire through the central loop on top of the bow. Bend the loose ends of the wire around the bottom of the bow and through the U part of the wire to form a knot. Pull to tighten. You should use your wire grips to turn the wire.
Now separate the loose ends of the wire and pull opposite of each other to tighten. Twist the two ends of the wire in a clockwise motion several times to secure.
Fluff the loops of your bow to create a full appearance. Cut the tails of your ribbon as desired.
Until We Meet Again
Note that these pictures are not my own and that they were found on several different websites.