With the holidays right away the corner, it is bow-making season at the Schaffhauser house! I just made a bow for a gift basket for my friend Emily's birthday. Making bows are inexpensive, easy to make and make a big impression!
|Supplies you will need: Wire cutters, floral wire, scissors and of course, wired ribbon.|
|Start by making a small loop. This will be the center of your bow. Then start looping the ribbon back and forth on either side, twisting it if need be to make sure the "good side" is always showing.|
|When the bow is as full as you want it to be, cut a long piece of floral wire, slip one end through your center loop and twist to secure the bow. If you have trouble doing this, try stapling your bow together first to keep everything in place.|
|Gather the top of the cellophane wrapping on your gift basket, and secure your bow with the floral wire.|
|Fluff your bow to make it look nice and full and add some waves to your long ribbon pieces.|