How to Tie a Multi-Loop Floral Decorative Bow

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    Materials to Make a Bow with Many Loops

    How to Create Multiloop bows
    How to Create Bows. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to

    This decorative bow made up of many loops is a great addition to wrapped gifts, gift bags and more. You can experiment with your leftover ribbon or create your own ribbon from fabric. Practice to master bow making or even to have bows on hand and ready for your last minute gift giving. Once you have perfected the technique, you can use wide ribbon and make a decorative bow to decorate a car or other large gift.

    Materials to create a multi-loop bow:

    • Two yards or more of one inch or wider ribbon
    • 15 to 20 inches of craft wire(24 gauge or thinner)
    • Craft scissors
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    Step One

    Double twist the first twist
    Double twist the first twist. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to

    Leaving a reasonable length "tail" of ribbon (around four inches), place the beginning of the bow between your thumb and index finger, keeping the right side of the ribbon up (toward you).

    Twist the ribbon, keeping the twist between the thumb and index finger.

    Twist again so that the right side of the ribbon is up on both sides of the twist.

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    Step Two

    One twist
    One Twist. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to

    Bend the ribbon to create the first loop, bringing the end of the first loop between your pointer and middle finger.

    Place the twist under the first double twist that is between your thumb and pointer finger.

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    Step Three

    Create Loops
    Create Loops. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to

    Repeat the second step, alternating between the sides of the bow, gradually making each loop longer than the previous loop.

    Create a minimum of three loops on each side of the bow. More loops may be created, but it will get difficult to hold.

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    Step Four

    Wire the bow
    Wire the bow. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to

    Slide the center of the wire under your thumb, on top of the ribbon twists.

    Pull the ends of the wire to the bottom of the bow.

    Tightly twist the wire to hold the ribbon twists in place.

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    Step Five

    Puff the loops
    Puff the loops. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to

    Hold the wire and "puff" the loops to place them where you want them to create a full bow.

    Trim the tail ends at an angle.

    Use the wire to attach the ribbon to a package, barrette, or your desired location.