Wreaths are a good idea for decorating your front door. A gorgeous handmade bow adds a nice touch to your wreath. There are so many different ways to make an easy bow; however, this bow is the easiest. This bow is perfect for decorating wreaths, Christmas gifts, Christmas trees, lanterns, and more.
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Make a Bow with Ribbon
I adore making bows; however, I remember my first few failed attempts at making them. Those first few bows ended up in the trash. Since then, I have learned to make a ton of different bow and share these super easy bow tutorials; you can find them HERE.
- Ribbons = (burlap, black and white buffalo check, red and black buffalo check)
- Zip tie
- Wirecutter (these are my favorite)
- Floral wire
The first step to make this easy bow is to make three ribbon circles in the size you desire. Be sure to start and stop the ribbon circles a little before the center starts and a little after to finish.
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Cut the ribbon off just about an inch past the center.
To form the bow streamer or tails, fold a piece of ribbon in half just a little longer than your desired final length and cut the ribbon.
To form the bow, pinch the center of the three circles of ribbon.
Next, pinch the center of your stream tail and hold it on the pinched loops’ center bottom.
I used a length of ribbon and knotted it in the center for the center of the bow. However, you can use another ribbon or the same ribbon folded over as the center too.
You can tie the knotted ribbon around the center of the bow and leave the tails long enough to attach the bow to a wreath, as a lantern bow, Christmas tree bow, swag bow, or gift wrapping bow. You can also use hot glue or floral wire to attach the bow.
To fluff the bow, I start with the inside left loop and pull it to the bottom, and then I grab the loop on the opposite side and do the same thing. I leave the loop on top as the center loop and pull out from the top, always leaving the center’s top loop. However, you may like to arrange them the opposite either way is gorgeous.
These gorgeous bows all have a farmhouse-inspired vibe with the buffalo check or burlap ribbon. However, using a satin ribbon would be a more elegant look.
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Wired Edge Ribbon Wreath Bow
This bow can be made with a grosgrain ribbon for a hair bow or with a wide ribbon for decorating.
My handmade wood slice wreath was made from a fallen tree in my yard. I like the wood slices’ rustic farmhouse look, and I really enjoy buffalo check ribbon, so the combination of these two elements was a must.
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