A ribbon and bow gives a finishing touch to a wreath for any season of the year. Wreath bows are made from solid color or print ribbon that has the look of velvet, gingham or satin. A simple four-loop bow or a full eight-loop wreath embellishment is wired around the wreath to hold it in place. A simple wireless ribbon can be shaped into a decorative wreath ribbon and bow for a seasonal or wedding wreath.
Things You'll Need
- Wire cutters
- Cloth shears
Cut a piece of wire that is 20 inches long with a pair of wire cutters.
Pull a few feet of ribbon from the roll. Pinch the ribbon with your thumb and index finger at about 15 to 18 inches from the end.
Form a loop that is about 4 to 6 inches long. Pinch the ribbon to hold the loop in place.
Twist the ribbon to form a second loop the same size as the first one. The second loop should be across from the first one.
Twist the ribbon again to form a loop above the first one. Twist the ribbon once more to form a fourth loop. You can form two to four more loops or keep the bow at four loops.
Wrap the center of the wire piece over the front of the bow with the two tails at the back. Twist the wire tails together close to the back of the bow to secure it tightly. Twist the wire several times.
Cut the ribbon from the spool with cloth shears. Hold the end of the ribbon and cut a V notch into it for a finished look. Repeat with the second ribbon end.
Cut a 3-foot long piece of ribbon. Wrap the wire of the ribbon bow around the wreath while holding the long piece of ribbon against the wreath. The wire from the bow will secure the long ribbon in place.
Wrap the length of ribbon around the wreath or drape it around the front of the circular shape. Secure the ribbon by wrapping a piece of wire around it and the material of the wreath in two or three places. Pull the ribbon out from the wreath slightly to hide the wire. Shape the bow loops by pushing them open wider with your fingers.