How to Tie a Floral Bow

Floral bows make any arrangement of flowers or plants look amazing. Plus, once you learn how to tie a floral bow and arrange flowers like a pro, you won't have to spend money at the florist anymore!

A floral bow dresses up any flower arrangement or plant.
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Things You'll Need

Gather all of your materials.
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  • Wire ribbon
  • Twist tie
  • Extra ribbon of the same color
  • Scissors

Step 1: Choose Your Ribbon

Wire ribbon comes in all different widths and colors.
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Choose the ribbon color you'd like to use for your project.

Step 2: Make a Loop

Hold the loop securely with your fingers.
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Measure about 8 inches of your wire ribbon. This will be one of the tails for your bow. Next, make a loop with your index and thumb and hold it tight.

Step 3: Create Additional Loops

Make seven more loops for your bow.
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Now that you have your first loop, make seven more loops. Have each loop get larger and then decrease in size as you go along. You should have a total of eight loops.

Step 4: Pinch the Ribbon

Do not let your loops unravel.
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Pinch the base of your ribbon inward and fasten with a twist tie. Make sure it is secure so your loops do not unravel.

Note: You can skip the twist-tie step and just tie a knot with your extra ribbon. Just make sure you tie it securely.

Step 5: Wrap the Ribbon

Wrap ribbon around the base.
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Take some your ribbon and wrap it around the base you just fastened with your twist tie. This will hide the twist tie.

Step 6: Fluff the Bow

Form your loops into a bow.
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Fluff up your loops to form your floral bow. You can arrange them to your liking.

Step 7: Trim the Tails

Your bow is ready for your arrangement.
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Cut your ribbon tails to your liking and attach your floral bow to your floral arrangement.

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