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Tying Gift Bows: Tips to Make Your Gifts Extra Special

November 14th, 2013

With the holidays coming, you need all the help you can get when wrapping up gifts. From the wrapping paper to the gift bag to the ribbon, we all want our gifts to look their best under the Christmas tree. For better looking gifts this year, here are some tricks on how tie bows like a pro!

Satin Ribbon (Traditional)

My lovely aunt helped me make these bows look professional. These simple, red bows are perfect for the traditional Christmas gift look. It’s easy to do, too!

tying a bow

tying a bow

 

tying a bow

 

tying a bow

 

tying a bow

 

Wire Ribbon

If you want something with a bit more flair, try following this wire ribbon how-to!

 

wire ribbon

 

wire ribbon

 

wire ribbon

 

wire ribbon

 

With a wire ribbon, you can fluff the bow (or give it as much loft) as you prefer. I like an understated bow while my aunt likes a more dramatic, pronounced one. Obviously, there is no right or wrong; it simply depends on your personal taste!

You can also make a similar bow without a wire ribbon and still make it look fantastic, like this one below.

wire ribbon

 

You can make the same bow in various sizes. You can add more than three loops, and you could add more tails if you like.

There you have it! Use these quick and easy bow-tying techniques to make lovely ribbons that your family and friends will think twice about throwing out!

About

Jennifer Lutz is a design and decorating enthusiast who has over a decade of experience staging professional home décor photo shoots. Her expertise also includes home design for special events such as holiday gatherings and family celebrations. She collaborates with clients and other design professionals to transform ordinary rooms into stunning spaces.

A mother of four lively children, she has quickly become a shortcut guru, making each holiday (Christmas in particular) a special, memory-filled event while staying within a budget and balancing a very full life. How does she do it? With creative, affordable, quick and easy projects for the holidays and the home.

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