Ok guys. Let’s talk BOWS. They can set off any gift or wreath or door hanger or literally ANYTHING. They add that little extra oomph to your project, but soooo many people have no idea how to make them. Guess what? That was ME not even 2 months ago. I had never made bows. I didn’t have a clue what to do. BUT, I knew the style I liked…and I worked around with it until I found a process that worked for me- and I tweaked it along the way until I had it just the way I wanted it.
I can’t tell you how to make those gorgeous loopy bows. I don’t know how. But, I CAN tell you how I make MY bows…and they are super duper easy.
I am basically going to just walk you through my process with pictures. I will actually do a video a little later and try to add it to this blog post too, for reference.
Get all of your ribbon together!
First, I always start with a “base”. I consider a base either some really thick ribbon of some sort that matches your theme or a very neutral burlap. 99% of the time, I use a netural color, such as burlap. I lay 2 pieces down and criss cross them. It is up to you how long your ribbon should be, depending on how big you want your bow.
Cut strips of ribbon and continue this process until you feel like you have used as much ribbon as you desire! Mix and match fun colors and designs. It is FUN to make a bow! I like to mix thick, thin, different designs, plain, etc… It gives your bow more fun layers.
Once you are done layering your ribbons, take a piece of thin ribbon (maybe 1/2 inch or whatever you want to use) and lay it across the top, like pictured.
Flip the ribbons over and tie the ribbon in the back. Tie it TIGHT so that it really gathers your ribbons.
BOOM! You made a bow! Now, just tweak it and pull the ribbons into place as you want them to lay…and you are DONE!
I told you that it was so easy. Did you believe me that it was literally THIS easy??
Now, here is my bow hanging on my Santa hat door hanger that will going to my Etsy store today!
Show me the bows you make in the comments!
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