How To Tie a Christmas Bow With 1 Sided Ribbon

Back by popular demand, here is a tutorial how to tie a Christmas bow with wire ribbon when the pattern is not on both sides.
Step 1. Fold your ribbon over itself and pinch the center.
Step 2. Twist your ribbon so the pattern side is facing down.
Step 3. Flip the ribbon over itself back to center to make another loop.
Step 4. Pinch and twist so your pattern is facing down, folding the ribbon back to center.
This is what your bow should look like from the side.
Step 5. Wrap a pipe cleaner around the middle of the bow and twist the two sides together securing the loops in place.
Step 6. Make a loop with the tail of the ribbon and feed the pipe cleaner through the loop.
Step 7. At the back of the bow, twist the pipe cleaner together to secure the middle loop.
Step 8. Fluff the loops and place on your tree! On this bow, I made a TON of loops using the entire spool of ribbon.
Now all that's left to do is stock up on ribbon and get to practicing! Christmas is right around of the corner (or in the crafting world already over) so you better get to work!

Suggested materials:

  • Ribbon  (Walmart)

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Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Sharon Lesko
    on Dec 17, 2016

    how many loops do you usually make

    • Kara S.
      on Dec 29, 2016

      For the big one about 10 for each side. For the smaller one 5-6 on each side. The more loops you make the bigger it gets

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  • Ppo10883674
    on Nov 29, 2016

    Oh, thank you! I have paid to have these made for me for years. Now, I can tie my own and put that money towards other decorations. Thank you so very much.

  • Michele Duncan
    on Dec 15, 2018

    Thank you!!!!! Can’t wait to try this! You have made my day!

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