If you’ve ever tried and failed to make a fancy bow for decor or a gift, give this a try! It’s how to tie a fancy bow the EASY way!
Sometimes you just need a cute bow to give something that extra something special. I have always loved the big fancy bows, but have never been able to master the art of lots of loops and floral wire.I just had to come up with another way to do it.
Today I’m going to show you how to tie a fancy bow…the easy way. No floral wire, just some ribbon and a pair of scissors. You can make them as small or as large as you like, and it takes just a few minutes to make one. It takes a little bit of practice, but you’ll be tying them in no time, and impressing everyone with your bow-making skills. ☺
And the result?
- Use wired ribbon–it will hold its shape and is easy to manipulate
- You will need at least 4 feet of ribbon for a medium sized bow
I tried to take pictures of the process, but it was really hard to tie a bow at the same time. I made a movie instead…here it is for your viewing pleasure. (P.S. I made this video in 2011, so nearly 8 years ago now. It was very unplanned, and totally spontaneous, hence the pajamas! Hopefully it will help you make a super cute “fancy bow” in no time! )
How to Make a Fancy Bow…the EASY way!
I love using fresh-cut wreaths on my front door for the holiday, and the bow was the perfect touch!
First published in December, 2011.