1 Cut a piece of ribbon or paper twice the desired length of the
2 Form into a loop and secure ends together. Flatten the loop and
secure in the center.
3 Wrap another piece of ribbon around the center, and adhere the
ends to the back of the finished bow.
1 Choose two or three widths and types of ribbon.
2 Cut the widest ribbon the longest (Theater Ribbon Originals) and
the narrowest ribbon the shortest.
If you’re using a third width of ribbon, cut it to a length in between
3 Trim ends as desired.
4 Layer the ribbon with the longest and widest ribbon on the bottom
and the shortest and narrowest on top. Tie the stacked ribbons in
the center with another piece of ribbon.
5 Trim and conceal the ribbon tails or use them to secure the bow to
the card or package.
Classic Bow around a card or object
1.Start with your ribbon around the card or object. Cross left end over right end, wrap around, and pull through.
2.Take a loop with the ribbon that is now on the right side. Bring left end toward you and round
3.Push left end through hole forming a second loop.
4. Pull loops gently.
Classic Bow alone
If you simply want a bow without tying it around anything, the concept is rather simple.
1. Fold the ribbon back and forth to form two loops (or bunny ears).
2. Tie the two bunny ears together, left over right.
3. Pull gently, and trim ends as desired.
This classic bow is an easy way to add an accent to your project without wrapping the ribbon around an element of your project.
Tie this classic bow, and adhere it to your project with Glue Dots.
Want to tie the perfect knot?
1.Start with your ribbon around your card or project with ends
pointing away from you.
2. Cross left end over right end, wrap around, and pull through. Make sure to pull gently to avoid twisting or wrinkling your ribbon.
3. Place your finger in the middle to hold ribbon tight. Cross right end over left end, wrap around, and pull through. Pull knot gently, untwisting and arranging ribbon as needed. Trim ends.
Tip: Wrap your ribbon around an object to tie your knot. Then just slide it off the object and you’ve got a loop to work with. It’s easy you have just tied a square.
WITH A LITTLE PRATICE, YOU CAN MASTER A VARIETY OF KNOTS AND BOWS, ADDING BEAUTY AND YOUR SPECIAL TOUCH. EXPERIMENT AND SEE WHAT YOU CAN DISCOVER.