Easy Bow for embellishing your project!
Mention needing to make a bow and most will have a look of fear!
I used to dread needing a beautiful bow for my project because well...
I didn't have the technique to do it!
Until I found how to make this easy loopy bow!
Let's create a beautiful and easy bow!
Wired ribbon one or two patterns
Start by deciding if you want a 3 or 4 loop bow.
Your bow will be half the size we cut so think about how big of loops (per side) you desire.
For our project we will make a 4 loop bow with 4 inch loops.
Cut (4) pieces 16 inches long. Fold each one in half and glue into a big loop
Cut (1) piece 16 inches long and dove tail the ends. This is the tail of your bow.
To easily dove tail your ribbon ends fold the ribbon in half and cut from the edge toward the fold on angle.
Cut (1) piece 4 inches long (This will cover your zip tie & the be center of our bow). Glue in a loop.
Layer your loops on top of the tail piece. If you are creating a 4 loop bow stack the loops 2 and 2. If creating a 3 loop bow stack 2 on the bottom and place the third in the middle of both loops.
Gently pinch the center together.
Thread the small loop onto your zip tie, then wrap the zip tie around the pinch you created. Gently tighten-- Do Not fully tighten yet.
Add in any greenery you desire.
Tighten the zip tie & cut the excess off.
Fluff & Poof your loops to your hearts desire. Step back and admire your bow!
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