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How do I make a bow with a wired ribbon for a wreath?

23:How do I make a bow with a wired ribbon for a wreath?

How do I make a bow with a wired ribbon for a wreath?

Creating a bow with wired ribbon for a wreath is a lovely way to add a decorative touch to your wreath. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make a bow:

Materials you’ll need:

Wired ribbon (usually 2-2.5 inches wide is a good size)

– Scissors

– Floral wire or pipe cleaner

Wire cutters

Steps:

1. Measure and cut the ribbon: Determine how long you want your tails (the ribbon ends that hang down) to be and cut the ribbon accordingly. The length of the tails depends on your personal preference, but they are typically 12-18 inches long.

2. Create the first loop: Hold the ribbon end in your hand and make a small loop by folding the ribbon back towards itself. The size of this loop will determine the size of your bow’s loops. Hold the loop in place with your thumb.

3. Create the second loop: Make a second loop on the opposite side, mirroring the first loop’s size. Hold this loop in place with your other hand so you have two loops that meet in the center.

4. Create additional loops: Continue making loops on each side, alternating between hands, until you have the desired number of loops for your bow. A typical bow might have 4-6 loops on each side, but you can adjust this based on the size of your wreath and personal preference.

5. Secure the loops: Once you’ve made all the loops, pinch the center of the loops together firmly to hold them in place.

6. Cut the ribbon: Trim the excess ribbon from the end of the spool, leaving about 6-8 inches of ribbon to work with.

7. Secure the center: Take a piece of floral wire or a pipe cleaner and wrap it tightly around the pinched center of the loops. Twist the wire or pipe cleaner securely to hold the bow in place.

8. Fluff and shape: Gently fluff and shape the loops to make your bow look full and even. Adjust the tails to your desired length and trim them at an angle for a finished look.

9. Attach the bow to the wreath: Use the excess wire or pipe cleaner to attach the bow to your wreath. You can either tie it onto the wreath’s frame or use the wire to secure it to a specific spot on the wreath.

10. Hang your wreath: Hang your wreath and adjust the bow as needed to make sure it’s centered and looks beautiful.

That’s it! With a bit of practice, you can create beautiful bows with wired ribbons for your wreaths or other decorative projects.

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First, you would roll off a length of the ribbon that will be your first streamer, maybe a foot or so, then you make a twist in the ribbon (this keeps the right side of the ribbon out), then make your first loop (twist again), which should be half as long as the bow is to be broad. If you want the bow to be 6 inches wide, make each loop 3 inches long. You must make a twist before and after each loop (you hold the twisted nodes in your left index finger and thumb as you go if you are right-handed). If, at some point, the twists fall apart, stop and overlap them again as they were and continue.

I make six loops for a small bow ( each 2 to 3 inches long) and 10 to 12 (each loop up to 6 inches long) for a large one. The last thing you do is to make a small loop (1 to 3 inches wide) to cover all of the ribbon twists, then make your previous streamer about the same length as the first one. Then, you use a folded 6-inch wire to secure all of the twists of the ribbon by passing the wire through the small loop and over the remaining twists, then twist the wire tightly so the ribbon loops can’t slip out of place.

The first bow you make might be rough looking; they will get better, and you get faster as you practice and earn more. You can shape the loops by slightly twisting them until they look as you want them to (isn’t wired ribbon great!). We all vary as to what a bow should look like. At this point, I like to trim the streamers at either a 45-degree angle or an upside-down v-shaped notch (optional). The very last thing to do is to pass the two wires through the wreath and twist them to secure the bow.

How do I make a bow with a wired ribbon for a wreath?

  1. Gather Your Supplies: Wired ribbon in your desired color and width.Scissors.Floral wire or twist ties.
  2. Cut the Ribbon: Measure and cut a length of ribbon for the bow tails. This will depend on how long you want the tails to be, but 12-18 inches is a standard length.
  3. Form the First Loop: Create a small loop at one end of the ribbon, pinching it in the center to form the first bow loop.

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Materials you’ll need:

  1. Wired ribbon (about 2.5 inches wide works well)
  2. Scissors
  3. Wire (floral wire or a thin, flexible wire)
  4. Wreath or desired surface for decoration

Steps:

  1. Measure and Cut: Start by cutting a length of ribbon for your bow. The length will depend on how large you want the bow, but a good starting point is about 2-3 feet.
  2. Create the Center Loop: Fold the ribbon in half, creating a loop at the center. The size of this loop will determine the size of your finished bow.
  3. Make the First Loop: Create a loop on one side of the center loop, making sure the tail of the loop is facing down.
  4. Secure the Loop: Pinch the base of the first loop together and secure it with a piece of wire. Twist the wire tightly to hold the loop in place.
  5. Make the Second Loop: Repeat the process on the other side, creating a loop of similar size to the first one. Again, secure it with wire.
  6. Create Additional Loops: Continue making loops on each side, alternating and gradually decreasing in size to create a layered effect. You can make as many or as few loops as you like, depending on the fullness you desire.
  7. Finish the Ends: Once you have the desired number of loops, trim the ribbon ends at an angle or in a V-shape to give a finished look.
  8. Attach to Wreath: Use the remaining wire to attach the bow to your wreath. Wrap the wire around the back of the bow and secure it to the wreath, adjusting the loops and tails as needed.
  9. Fluff and Adjust: Fluff out the loops and tails to give your bow a full and voluminous appearance. Adjust the loops until you are satisfied with the shape.
  10. Hang and Enjoy: Hang your wreath with the beautiful bow, and step back to admire your creation!

How do you make a double bow with a wired ribbon? Complete guide

The challenge of making a double bow is two-fold. Making the bow and wrestling with the wire in it.

I did not find one specifically for wire, but the motions are similar.

Video from JoAnn Fabrics.

Here, she is demonstrating with burlap, but the same steps and motions will be used with the wire ribbon. The trick with working with wire is to remember to keep the ribbon flat and in line with your work. Be careful that you do not accidentally fold that backside ribbon forward where it can be seen.

If you are careful with that, when you go to expand and fluff the bow, things will shape better and look beautiful.

I spent some time over the years as a slave Christmastime wrapper, and in the beginning, I used old ribbon (without wire) to get the motions set bDoit slowly and repeatedly, carefully to control your motions the same way until you have it perfected. Then you can work on speed when you have that pat.

When I am making a bow for a robe-sized box, I use a jar to wind my ribbon around to give some extra length to the finished bow.

Then, practice a couple of bows with wire so you have a feel for working with wire.

I can tell you I was awkward as hell in the beginning.

I have a series of learning disabilities, yet I had to tie professionally for our work. This way worked economically (learning on scraps) and gave me the practice of working with wire ribbons. The skill is so handy to have and impressive when finished.

Naturally, all of these steps are the same whether you are making smaller bows (and wire will make adorable small bows, or you could do as large as a wreath for the front door.

Good luck, and thanks for asking the question!

How do I make a bow with a wired ribbon for a basket?

Let me say first that the wired ribbon is one of the best inventions ever! That is the only kind I buy because it’s easy to use. Go to YouTube and search for a video. There are tons of them showing you how to tie bows, etc.

Making a bow with wired ribbon for a wreath is a fun and creative way to add a decorative touch. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you create a beautiful bow:

Materials:

  1. Wired ribbon (about 2 to 3 inches wide works well)
  2. Scissors
  3. Floral wire or twist ties
  4. Wire cutter (if using floral wire)

Instructions:

  1. Measure and Cut:
    • Determine the desired size of your bow. For a standard wreath, a bow with loops about 6-8 inches long works well.
    • Cut a length of wired ribbon, leaving extra for the tails of the bow. A good starting point is around 2 feet, and you can adjust based on the size of the bow you want.
  2. Create the Center Loop:
    • Fold the ribbon to create a small loop in the center. Pinch the loop together at the base to hold it in place.
  3. Make the First Bow Loop:
    • Create the first loop by folding one side of the ribbon down and away from the center loop. The size of this loop will determine the overall size of your bow, so adjust accordingly.
  4. Secure with Wire:
    • Use a piece of floral wire or a twist tie to secure the base of the first loop. Twist the wire tightly to hold the loop in place.
  5. Create the Second Bow Loop:
    • Repeat the process on the other side of the center loop to create a symmetrical bow. Pull the ribbon over and form the second loop.
  6. Secure the Second Loop:
    • Use another piece of wire to secure the base of the second loop. Twist the wire tightly to hold both loops in place.
  7. Shape and Adjust:
    • Fluff and shape the loops to make the bow look full and symmetrical. Adjust the size of the loops if necessary.
  8. Create Tails:
    • Cut two equal-length tails from the remaining ribbon. The length of the tails depends on your preference, but they typically range from 8 to 12 inches.
  9. Attach the Bow to the Wreath:
    • Use the remaining wire or twist tie to attach the bow to your wreath. Wrap the wire around the back of the bow and secure it to the wreath frame.
  10. Fluff and Final Adjustments:
    • Fluff the loops and tails to make the bow look full and attractive. Adjust the loops and tails as needed until you are satisfied with the appearance.

Experiment with different ribbon colors and patterns to match your wreath or seasonal decor. With a little practice, you can create beautiful bows to enhance the overall look of your wreath.

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Creating a bow with wired ribbon for a basket is a lovely way to add a decorative touch to your gift or display. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you make a bow for a basket:

Materials:

  1. Wired ribbon (1.5 to 2 inches wide is a good size)
  2. Scissors
  3. Floral wire or twist ties
  4. Wire cutter (if using floral wire)
  5. Basket

Instructions:

  1. Measure and Cut:
    • Determine the size of the bow you want for your basket. For a medium-sized basket, you might want a bow with loops around 4-6 inches.
    • Cut a length of wired ribbon, leaving extra for the tails of the bow. A good starting point is around 1.5 to 2 feet, and you can adjust based on the size of the bow you want.
  2. Create the Center Loop:
    • Fold the ribbon to create a small loop in the center. Pinch the loop together at the base to hold it in place.
  3. Make the First Bow Loop:
    • Fold one side of the ribbon down and away from the center loop to create the first loop. Adjust the size of this loop based on your preference.
  4. Secure with Wire:
    • Use a piece of floral wire or a twist tie to secure the base of the first loop. Twist the wire tightly to hold the loop in place.
  5. Create the Second Bow Loop:
    • Repeat the process on the other side of the center loop to create a symmetrical bow. Pull the ribbon over and form the second loop.
  6. Secure the Second Loop:
    • Use another piece of wire to secure the base of the second loop. Twist the wire tightly to hold both loops in place.
  7. Shape and Adjust:
    • Fluff and shape the loops to make the bow look full and symmetrical. Adjust the size of the loops if necessary.
  8. Create Tails:
    • Cut two equal-length tails from the remaining ribbon. The length of the tails depends on your preference, but they typically range from 6 to 10 inches.
  9. Attach the Bow to the Basket:
    • Use the remaining wire or twist tie to attach the bow to your basket. Wrap the wire around the back of the bow and secure it to the basket handle or any desired location.
  10. Fluff and Final Adjustments:
    • Fluff the loops and tails to make the bow look full and attractive. Adjust the loops and tails as needed until you are satisfied with the appearance.

Experiment with different ribbon colors and patterns to match the theme of your basket or the occasion. With a bit of practice, you’ll be able to create charming bows for your baskets with ease.

Creating a bow with wired ribbon for a basket is a lovely way to add a decorative touch to your gift or display. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you make a bow for a basket:

Materials:

  1. Wired ribbon (1.5 to 2 inches wide is a good size)
  2. Scissors
  3. Floral wire or twist ties
  4. Wire cutter (if using floral wire)
  5. Basket

Instructions:

  1. Measure and Cut:
    • Determine the size of the bow you want for your basket. For a medium-sized basket, you might want a bow with loops around 4-6 inches.
    • Cut a length of wired ribbon, leaving extra for the tails of the bow. A good starting point is around 1.5 to 2 feet, and you can adjust based on the size of the bow you want.
  2. Create the Center Loop:
    • Fold the ribbon to create a small loop in the center. Pinch the loop together at the base to hold it in place.
  3. Make the First Bow Loop:
    • Fold one side of the ribbon down and away from the center loop to create the first loop. Adjust the size of this loop based on your preference.
  4. Secure with Wire:
    • Use a piece of floral wire or a twist tie to secure the base of the first loop. Twist the wire tightly to hold the loop in place.
  5. Create the Second Bow Loop:
    • Repeat the process on the other side of the center loop to create a symmetrical bow. Pull the ribbon over and form the second loop.
  6. Secure the Second Loop:
    • Use another piece of wire to secure the base of the second loop. Twist the wire tightly to hold both loops in place.
  7. Shape and Adjust:
    • Fluff and shape the loops to make the bow look full and symmetrical. Adjust the size of the loops if necessary.
  8. Create Tails:
    • Cut two equal-length tails from the remaining ribbon. The length of the tails depends on your preference, but they typically range from 6 to 10 inches.
  9. Attach the Bow to the Basket:
    • Use the remaining wire or twist tie to attach the bow to your basket. Wrap the wire around the back of the bow and secure it to the basket handle or any desired location.
  10. Fluff and Final Adjustments:
    • Fluff the loops and tails to make the bow look full and attractive. Adjust the loops and tails as needed until you are satisfied with the appearance.

Experiment with different ribbon colors and patterns to match the theme of your basket or the occasion. With a bit of practice, you’ll be able to create charming bows for your baskets with ease.

How do I tie a bow with a wired ribbon?

All you need is scissors and wired ribbon or ordinary ribbon! How big or small your bow is depends depend on the ribbon’s width. I would use a wider ribbon if you were making a more enormous bow. A more narrow ribbon can be used to create a smaller bow. Bow creation is facilitated by the use of a wired ribbon, which helps maintain the bow’s shape. When the bow is finished, fluff the ribbon (if wired) to its maximum extent for the best effect. Turning to REPEAT THE BOW, you make the standard bow by stacking them on top of one another repeatedly to get the various loops. The second loop, which originates from the ends of the first bow and travels in the opposite direction of the first loop, is attached. Repeating that step until you have a complete and finished bow is how the rest of the bow is made. It is time to tie your bow. Even while it does take some effort to get the hang of it, after much trial and error, this method turned out to be the quickest and most straightforward for tying elegant bows. Because it doesn’t include floral wire or adhesive, it’s pretty simple to undo and redo if you need to start over or practice.

How do I make a giant bow out of ribbon?

I don’t know “how giant” a bow you are looking for. Try looking on YouTube for directions. Just a thought.

You could also go to a florist and ask how large the biggest bow is that they would make. When I worked as a florist, we made all-size bows all day long. Check with them; they probably wouldn’t charge you as much as a craft store would. You can always try a craft store and ask them to make you a giant bow. Be sure to ask the price first.

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What side of the wreath does the bow go on?

What side?

Obviously, it’s not going to go on the back side because there’s usually a wire frame holding the wreath together on that side, but if not, then there’s the fact that there are no decorations or on the back that the bow would compliment.

The bow generally goes on the bottom of the wreath as well; that way, it can hang down better and not get out of shape, being upside down or sideways.

I hope that helps.

How can I make my own ribbon bow?

Creating a ribbon bow for hair may seem complicated, but if you have the right ribbon bow-making tools, it can be a breeze. Get yourself the bow-making tool from Bowdabra, and you will be sorted to make a variety of ribbon bows.

To make your ribbon bow using a Bowdabra tool, you will need the following materials:

• Bowdabra tool

• Ribbon (in the desired width and color)

• Scissors

Instructions:

• Cut a length of ribbon to your desired size for the bow.

• Fold the ribbon in half and place the folded end into the Bowdabra tool. Make loops on both sides of the ribbon, tucking the ends into the Bowdabra tool as you go.

• Once you have the desired number of loops and the bow is the desired size, use the Bowdabra wand to push the loops down into the Bowdabra tool.

• Tie the two loose ends of the ribbon together at the top of the bow to secure the loops in place. Carefully remove the bow from the Bowdabra tool and fluff out the loops to create the desired shape.

Optional: you can use a glue gun to secure the bow if you want it to stay in shape for longer. Remember to play with different types and widths of ribbon to create a distinct look and feel.

How do you make a bow out of a 2.5-inch ribbon?

It takes a lot of ribbon, like 30 to 40 feet of 2.5-inch wide ribbon. There are tutorials on YouTube which are good starting points, but what you will need more than a ribbon is patience cause it takes practice to make a good one. Do a few wis to cheaper ribbon first ribbons, and you get the hang of it.

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Method 1 of 4 Making a Basic Bow

How long the ribbon is depends on how big you want the bow to be. The wider the ribbon is, the more ribbon you will need to cut. This method will create something that looks like the standard bow you’d use to tie shoe laces.

2. Make two loops in your ribbon.

Find the center of your length of ribbon first, then make a loop to each side of that point. Make sure that both loops are pointing upward.

3. Cross the loops over and under each other.

Gently tug on the loops to tighten the knot. This is just like when you are tying your shoes.

4. Gently adjust the length of the tails and the loops.

Pull the loops or tails one at a time until you get the length you want them to be. Stop when the loops are the correct length for you, then tug on them both at the same time to tighten the knot. Don’t worry if the tails are too long.

5. Straighten the knot if needed.

If you have a vast ribbon, the knot in the middle may be wrinkled. Slip your forefingers under each side of the knot on the front of the ribbon. Straighten out the side edges of the knot.

6. Shape the ribbons and trim the tails.

Use your fingers to fluff up the loops to your liking. The wires inside the ribbons will help the loops keep their shape. If you need to, use a pair of scissors to trim the ribbon tails down.

You can cut the tail ends at angles or into notches.

Method 2 of 4 Making a Looped Bow

1. Roll the end of your ribbon into a small loop.

Turn the ribbon so that the wrong side is facing you. Roll the end of the ribbon onto itself to form a tube. Hold the tube in place with your thumb and forefinger. This will make the center loop of your ribbon.

Keep your thumb inside the tube and your forefinger behind the overlapping ribbon.

This method will make a looped bow, like the kind used on floral arrangements and wreaths.

2. Twist the ribbon and make another loop.

Give the ribbon a slight twist so that the right side is showing. Pull it under the tubed ribbon to form a small loop. Slip it under your forefinger to hold it in place.

3. Twist the ribbon again and make another loop.

Twist the ribbon so that the right side is visible again. Make another loop on the other side of the central loop. Make sure that it is on the same side as your second loop.

4. Continue working back and forth, making loops.

Twist the ribbon each time so that the right side is always visible. Make the loops a little bigger on each row. You can have as many rows/loops as you want.

5. Wrap a wire around the middle of the bow.

Thread a piece of thin wire through the first central loop that you made. Wrap it under the bow and back through that first loop. Tug on it to tighten it, then wrap it a few more times. Twist the wire shut, then trim off any excess.

The thin wire that florists use will work the best here. You could also use a pipe cleaner that matches your ribbon’s color.

6. Consider adding some ribbon tails.

These types of bows usually don’t have tails, but you can add some if you want to. Cut off a piece of ribbon that is twice the length you want the tails to be. Fold it in half, then secure it to the back of your bow with more wire.

Give the ribbon tails a more excellent touch by cutting them at angles or into notches.

Method 3 of 4 Making a Fancy Bow

1. Place the end of a ribbon on the center of a book’s cover.

Choose a book that is the same width as the bow you want to make. Place the end of a broad, wired ribbon on the middle of the book’s cove. Move the end of the ribbon towards the spine by about ½ to 1 inch (1.27 to 2.54 centimeters).

You can also use a CD or DVD case or even a scrap of cardboard.

2. Wrap the ribbon 5 to 9 times around the book.

Keep the ribbon in the same place as you wrap it around the book. This will make your bow look neater in the end. Avoid covering the ribbon too tightly, or it will be difficult to slide the bundle off in a later step.

3. Trim off the excess ribbon just past the mid-point of the cover.

You want both ends of the ribbon to be overlapping by ½ to 1 inch (1.27 to 2.54 centimeters). This will help prevent the ribbon from falling apart when you go to tie it together.

4. Slide the wrapped bundle off of the book.

Try to keep the loops in place so that they are nice and even. Do not lose the middle of your bundle where the ends overlap.

5. Wrap a thin wire around the middle of your bundle.

Pinch the middle of your bundle first, then wrap a piece of thin wire around the middle. Wrap it tightly so that it creases the ribbon and holds everything together. Don’t trim off the excess wire yet.

The thin wire that florists use would work great for this. Another option would be one of those twist ties used on trash bags.

6. Cut ribbon for the tails of your bow.

The ribbon needs to be two and a half times the length you want the ribbons to be. For example, if you want the tails to be 12 inches (30.48 centimeters) long, you want to cut 30 inches (76.2 centimeters) of ribbon.

7. Tie a loose knot in the middle of the tail ribbon.

Make sure that the knot is loose so that it doesn’t wrinkle on the front part. It’s okay if it crushes on the back where the ribbons cross over one another.

8. Wrap the tail ribbon around the middle of the bow.

Place the knotted part of the tail ribbon over the center of your bow. Make sure that the smooth part of the knot is facing out, not the crossed part. Wrap the tail ends over to the back of your bow.

9. Use the excess wire to tie the tail ribbons in place.

Hold the tails of the ribbon behind your bow. Pinch them tightly, then wrap the excess wire around them to keep them in place. Trim off any extra wire.

10. Fluff and shape the ribbon.

Move the loops around to your liking. Use your fingers to make them appear fuller. If the tails of the ribbon are too long, you can trim them down using a sharp pair of scissors.

Cut the ends of the ribbon into notches or angles for a more excellent touch.

Method 4 of 4 Making a Rose-Shaped Bow

1. Cut your ribbon to the desired length and pull out one of the wires.

Cut the ribbon first, then scrunch down one of the ends until a wire pops out. Grab the wire and pull it out. Leave the other wire inside the ribbon.

Discard the wire you pulled out or save it for another project.

For a 1- to 2-inch (2.54- 5.08-centimeter) wide ribbon, plan on using 1 yard (91.44 centimeters) of ribbon. If your ribbon is thinner, you could use less.

2. Knot one end of the other wire that’s still inside the ribbon.

Scrunch down one of the ends of the ribbon until the wire pops out. Gently tug out the wire, then tie it into a looped knot. This will help prevent the ribbon from sliding off in the next step.

3. Gather the ribbon on the wire.

Go to the other end of the ribbon. Scrunch it down until the wire pops out. Grab the wire and gather the ribbon down it towards the knotted end. Keep gathering the ribbon until it is all scrunched down above the knotted end.

4. Curl the ribbon into a spiral.

Starting from the end with the long piece of wire, roll the ribbon into a cone-shaped spiral. The scrunched, wired side of the ribbon will make the bottom/center of the flower. The other side of the ribbon will make the petals.

5. Poke the wire down through the middle of the flower.

Hold the flower in one hand so that it doesn’t unravel. Use your other hand to take the long piece of wire and push it back down through the center of the flower. This will help hold the flower together and flatten it.

6. Thread the wire through the bottom edge of the flower.

Poke the wire through the bottom edge of the flower until it comes out the side. Please give it a gentle tug, then thread it back through the flower.

7. Tie the wire, if needed, then cut it.

If the flower is still loose, tie the long tie to the knotted end of the wire. Cut the wire down using a sharp pair of scissors or wire cutters.

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