How to Make a Bow Using Wired Ribbon

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. (Image: Sara Budisantoso)

Things You'll Need

Gather your materials. (Image: Sara Budisantoso)

• Wire ribbon • Scissors

Step 1: Choose the Ribbon

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

Select the wire ribbon that best works for your project.

Step 2: Cut the Ribbon

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

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

Step 3: Make an X with the Ribbon

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

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

Step 4: Tie a Knot

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

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

Step 5: Make Two Loops

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

Make two loops in the ribbon with your fingers.

Step 6: Cross the Loops and Tie

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

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

Step 7: Adjust the Bow

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

Carefully adjust the bow and cut the ends with scissors.

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