Thursday, October 11, 2012

How to Make Big Decorative Bows ~ a really easy tutorial


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 I'm kind of a freak when it comes to bows.
This beautiful wreath made with our new
Fall Leaves Applique set
is just what I needed to go with a big beautiful bow.
A lot of people are intimidated by them but, they really are simple to make.
I'll show you, anyone can do it.

Here's what you will need:
Wire Ribbon
A piece of wire
(I actually just slid the piece of wire I used, out of a scrap piece of wire ribbon)

You can use just one ribbon or multiple ribbons to create your bow. I used two. If you are using more then one you will want to stack them like this, with the widest ribbon on the bottom.

Make a loop the width you want your bow to be.

Wrap your ribbon around the loop at least 5 times.
(10 times if you are using only one color)
The more times you wrap, the fluffier your bow will end up.

Press your loops flat

Trim all four of the corners off.

It will look like this after you trim.

Now, line up the two sided that you trimmed, like this. 

Press the sides together where they line up

Wrap your wire around the center several times then twist it off like you would a twist tie.

Separate your loops.  Twist them a little so they stay where you want them.

Flip your bow over to the back and add a long piece of ribbon for the tails.

Use the ends of the wire from the center of your bow to secure the tails in place.  Just twist the wire tightly around the ribbon for the tails, like a twist tie again.  You can use the same wire to connect your bow to whatever you need to embellish.
What will you add yours to?

I added mine to create this fun Fall wreath I made using our Fall Leaves Applique Set.

Happy Fall, Y'all

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your post.I thinki can make some bows now.very good tut.