How to Make a Bow Using Wired Ribbon

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Wire ribbon is easy to use and can help anyone tie the perfect bow. The wire will help the ribbon retain its shape, allowing you to bend and design as you wish.

Ribbon bows dress up any gift of craft project.
Ribbon bows dress up any gift of craft project. (Image: Sara Budisantoso)

Things You'll Need

• Wire ribbon • Scissors

Gather your materials.
Gather your materials. (Image: Sara Budisantoso)

Step 1: Choose the Ribbon

Select the wire ribbon that best works for your project.

Wire ribbon comes in many widths and colors.
Wire ribbon comes in many widths and colors. (Image: Sara Budisantoso)

Step 2: Cut the Ribbon

Take your scissors and cut the wire ribbon to the desired length, depending on the craft or present you're wrapping.

Cut the ribbon using sharp scissors.
Cut the ribbon using sharp scissors. (Image: Sara Budisantoso)

Step 3: Make an X with the Ribbon

Lay the wire ribbon on a flat surface and cross the ends to make an X.

The ribbon will form an X shape.
The ribbon will form an X shape. (Image: Sara Budisantoso)

Step 4: Tie a Knot

Run one end of the ribbon through the center hole. Pull the ends of the ribbon to make a knot.

Don’t make your knot too tight.
Don’t make your knot too tight. (Image: Sara Budisantoso)

Step 5: Make Two Loops

Make two loops in the ribbon with your fingers.

The loops will look like bunny ears.
The loops will look like bunny ears. (Image: Sara Budisantoso)

Step 6: Cross the Loops and Tie

Cross your loops to make an X. Run one loop through the center and pull to make your bow.

Your bow is almost done.
Your bow is almost done. (Image: Sara Budisantoso)

Step 7: Adjust the Bow

Carefully adjust the bow and cut the ends with scissors.

The loops can be as big or small as you like.
The loops can be as big or small as you like. (Image: Sara Budisantoso)

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