How to Tie a Bow Like a Pro

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Do you love the way those beautiful full bows looks but don’t have any idea how to make them? Here you go.
Time: 5 MinutesCost: $6Difficulty: Easy
  • how to tie a bow like a pro
The first bow we’re going to make is made with ribbon that is two sided which means it’s the same on each side. It also has wire.
  • how to tie a bow like a pro
Step 1: Begin by making a loop (red) to the right then make another loop (blue) to the left. Make sure the loops are the same size.
  • how to tie a bow like a pro
Step 2: Continue to make loops on each side. My bow has 4 loops on each side. You can add as many loops as you like. The more loops, the fuller the bow.
Step 3: Bend a pipe cleaner over the middle of the bow and twist.
  • how to tie a bow like a pro
Step 4: Make a smaller loop in the middle. Bring the pipe cleaner through the small loop and twist close.
Step 5: Pull the loops to form a full bow, munipulating them as you need to.
  • how to tie a bow like a pro
Step 6: Tape the the pipe cleaner ends to your gift.
  • how to tie a bow like a pro
The next bow we’ll make is one sided and has wire.
  • how to tie a bow like a pro
Step 1: Begin by holding your ribbon with the right side down.
Step 2: Make a loop to the right so the right side is up.
  • how to tie a bow like a pro
Step 3: Holding the middle with your thumb, twist the ribbon so the back is facing up.
  • how to tie a bow like a pro
Step 4: Make a loop to the left so the right side is up.
Step 5: Run the ribbon to the middle and hold with your thumb.
Step 6: Continue to make loops, twisting the ribbon in the middle. Make as many loops as you like. I made four on each side.
  • how to tie a bow like a pro
Step 6: Continue to make loops, twisting the ribbon in the middle. Make as many loops as you like. I made four on each side.
Step 7: With your thumb holding the middle, make a smaller loop in the middle.
Step 8: Thread a pipe cleaner through the middle and twist the pipe cleaner in the back of the bow.
  • how to tie a bow like a pro
Step 9: Fluff the bow.
Step 10: Tape the pipe cleaner ends to the package.
  • how to tie a bow like a pro
The third bow is made with one sided ribbon without wire.
Step 1: Wrap the ribbon around your gift with the right side up.

  • how to tie a bow like a pro
Step 2: Bring the top ribbon under and around the bottom ribbon.
Step 3: Using the ribbon to the right, make a loop.
Step 4: Bring the ribbon on the left around the loop and pull through.
Step 5: Twist the ribbon so the right side is up.
  • how to tie a bow like a pro
Step 6: Pull the ribbon so the loops are the same size.

I hope these steps help you make the perfect ribbons for all of your gifts.

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