Are you wondering how to make a Christmas bow from wired ribbon? Making bows for Christmas trees is actually fairly straightforward and is one beautiful way to bring joy to the season. Making a bow with a wired ribbon is easy, and there are many ways to use them for decorating. You can then put them on your tree, decorate a wreath, use them on top of a mirror or add them to many other places.
How to Use Bows
The design of these bows makes them perfect for hanging on tree boughs. You will want to use enough bows so that they stand out but not so many that it's overwhelming. You also should space them out throughout the tree somewhat randomly. Intersperse them between ornaments, candy canes, lights and other features to make your tree well-rounded. You can also easily attach bows to wreaths. You could cover an entire Christmas wreath in bows using the same or different colors and patterns of ribbon.
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Use the loop on the bow's back to attach a hook or other fastener. You can use this method to make a bow for virtually any spot in your home. You apply the same technique for making gift bows with wired ribbon. You don't even have to relegate it to the Christmas ribbon; use it to tie bows for birthday presents, wedding gifts and more.
How to Wrap Ribbon on a Christmas Tree
Another beautiful way to decorate your tree is to wrap the ribbon itself around the tree without tying it in bows. You would use your wired ribbon in place of a garland. Generally speaking, you need 9 feet of garland per foot of the tree. So, if you have a 5-foot tree, you'll need 45 feet of ribbon or garland.
How to Make Bows for Christmas Trees With Wired Ribbon
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Step 1: Unroll the Ribbon
Unroll your wired ribbon on a flat surface horizontally. You don't have to unreel all of it, but you should work in a reasonably large space. Lay your marker across the ribbon vertically.
Step 2: Knot the Ribbon
Knot the ribbon around the marker securely but not too tightly. You should now have a loop on the back of the bow, which will allow the bow to slide onto the tree branch easily.
Step 3: Adjust the Ribbon Tails
The tails of the ribbon are the two pieces on either side of the knot. Adjust them so that they're the same size and lay flat on your surface.
Step 4: Create Loops
Fold the bottom ribbon into a loop, wrapping the top tail around the loop you just made by wrapping it from right to left. Then, pull it through the back of the first loop. Your bow now has two loops.
Step 5: Tighten the Bow
Tighten the bow by pulling gently on each loop. Make sure the tails are even and then use scissors to cut the tails of the bow. Slide the marker away from the ribbon, carefully preserving the loop in the back.
Step 6: Decorate the Tree
Use that loop to attach your perfect new bow onto the boughs of your beautiful Christmas tree.