Christmas ribbons are an essential part of Christmas, whether you want to make your own Christmas wreath or tie them around a package. Get creative with your ribbon this year, and try out some of these great ideas.
How to make a Christmas bow?
Here are four ways to make a Christmas bow:
Glue-on bows: These bows are inexpensive and easy to create. You can buy them at craft stores or make your own using glue and ribbon.
Hot glue gun bows: Hot glue guns work well for fast and simple bows that are still durable enough for everyday use.
Sewing machine bows: Sewing machine bows look more intricate than they actually are — it’s just a series of folds, ties and knots. You’ll need some basic sewing skills, but this is an easy way to make a perfect bow every time!
Handmade paper bows: These paper creations take some time and patience (and some good origami skills), but they’re well worth it in the end!
How to tie a Christmas bow?
There are many ways to tie a Christmas bow. Here are some tips from the pros:
Use the correct length ribbon. The length of your ribbon should be about three times longer than the width of your gift. If you’re using a thin ribbon, double it up so that it’s twice as wide and twice as long.
Tie a knot at the top of your ribbon. Make sure it’s tight enough so that it won’t come loose when you put it on your gift, but not so tight that it looks like you used too much force. You want a nice, neat look with no fraying edges or loose ends sticking out.
Add an extra-wide ribbon if you want extra fancy bows! You can use double-sided tape or glue to attach the extra-wide ribbon to the end of one side, then wrap it around and secure it with double-sided tape or glue again on the other side (you’ll see what I mean in my video tutorial). This technique sounds tricky but is actually very easy if you follow my step-by-step instructions!