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Materials to Make a Bow with Many Loops
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:
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- 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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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.Continue to 3 of 6 below.
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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.Continue to 4 of 6 below.
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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.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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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.Continue to 6 of 6 below.
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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.