This Easy Christmas Bow only takes about 2 minutes to make and is super duper simple. All you need is wire edged ribbon and a zip tie (or twist tie if you prefer). In the tutorial I show how to make the bow with only one ribbon but if you want a 2 ribbon bow that’s easy too. Simply place one ribbon on top of the other and make the bow as shown.
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What you need for your Quick Easy Christmas Bow
Ribbon of your choice (make sure it’s wire edged)
Small 4” zip ties in the color of your choice (or you can use chenille stems if you prefer)
How to make a Quick Easy Christmas Bow
Pull out a good amount of ribbon from the spool but don’t cut it (unless you know exactly how much you’ll need). It’s just easier to work with if you have some pulled out first. Then you want to determine how long you want your tails to be. You can just eyeball what you think looks right or, for a medium bow, you’ll want the tails to be roughly 9”. Place the ribbon between your index and middle fingers where you want the tail to stop.
Next you will determine the size of your loops. You want the loops to be about half as long as the tail so if you eyeballed your tail then just pull up some ribbon to the middle of your tail and make that your first loop. If you’re measuring it will be a 4.5” loop for a 9” tail. Once you have your first loop created pull up some more ribbon to create the second loop.
Now that you have 2 loops created you need to make sure they are the same size. An easy way to do this it to put one over your index finger and the other loop over your middle finger and pull up making sure your fingers are even. If one finger comes up higher than the other then you need to adjust your loops so that your fingers are even.
You’ve now got the form of your Quick Easy Christmas Bow. All you need to do now is wrap additional ribbon around your first 2 loops to create layers. My video tutorial shows a 2 layer bow but you can do a 3 layer bow as well (most if my bows are actually 3 layers). For the 2 layer bow just wrap once, for a 3 layer bow, wrap twice.
Your bow is almost done now. From here you’ll just pull out enough ribbon for the other side of your tail. Again, eyeball this to match your first tail or measure out 9” if you’re going off my medium bow measurements.
Now it’s time to create the center loop. Cut about 4” of ribbon from your spook and roll it into a circle by bringing the edges together. Place this small circle of ribbon in the center of your bow and secure with a zip tie. (See pics below)
your bow is all done now you just need to fluff and arrange it however you’d like and incorporate it into your final project.
Make sure to check out the video at the top so you can see all the steps in detail. Thanks for stopping by.