How to Make Different Types of Christmas Tree Bows

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There are many different types of Christmas tree bows.

Things You'll Need

  • 2-inch-wide wired ribbon

  • Sewing pins

  • Sewing needle

  • Thread

  • Floral wire

  • 1-inch wide unwired ribbons (2 colors or patterns)

You can adorn your Christmas tree with homemade bows during the holiday season and make a few extras to add to swags of garland to coordinate the decorations. Make an elegant-looking Christmas tree bow to top the tree and make smaller coordinating bows to intersperse with the other decorations on the tree. The bows are relatively easy to make and you can even use leftover pieces of ribbon from other craft projects to make a colorful mismatched bow.

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Step 1: Cut Ribbon for the Christmas Tree bows

Cut three pieces of 2-inch wide wired ribbon for your tree bows. Cut each piece to a length of 18 inches.

Step 2: Find the Center

Find the center of one of the ribbons. Fold each ribbon end inward to the center and pin the ends in place. Do the same with the other two pieces of ribbon.

Step 3: Stack the Ribbons

Stack the ribbons on top of each other with the centers together. Fan out the folded sections of ribbon and sew the layers together in the center. Shape the folded sections into loops.

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Step 4: Cut, Fold, Stack

Cut two pieces of 2-inch wide wired ribbon, each to a length of 10 inches. Find the centers of the ribbons, fold each ribbon end inward to the center and pin in place. Stack the ribbons on top of each other with centers together and fan out the folded sections.

Step 5: Pin the Ribbons Together

Place the 10-inch ribbons on top of the 18-inch ribbons and pin together in the center. Sew the ribbon centers together.

Step 6: Make the Loop

Cut one piece of 2-inch wide wired ribbon to a length of 6 inches. Shape the ribbon into a loop and pin it in the center of the joined ribbons, with the loop ends facing downward. Sew the loop to the ribbon from the underside of the bow.

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Step 7: Make the Streamers

Cut two pieces of 2-inch wide wired ribbon, each to a length of 18 inches. Place one end of each ribbon against the center back of the bow and sew in place to make the bow's streamers.

Step 8: Finish the bow

Fold a piece of 6-inch long floral wire in half. Sew the folded section of the wire to the back to finish the Christmas ribbon bow. Use this to attach the bow to the tree.

Make a Double Bow

Step 1: Cut the Ribbon

Cut an 8-inch long piece of 1-inch wide unwired ribbon. Cut a 4-inch long piece of floral wire.

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Step 2: Tie It Into a Loose Bow

Tie the ribbon into a bow but do not pull tightly just yet.

Step 3: Wire and Twist

Slide the wire through the center of the bow and twist the wires to hold it to the bow.

Step 4: Cut Different Colored Ribbon

Cut a 6-inch long piece of 1-inch wide unwired ribbon in a different color. Slide the ribbon through the center of the 8-inch bow. Pull the loops of the 8-inch bow to tighten.

Step 5: Tie Into a Bow

Tie the 6-inch ribbon in a bow.

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