In Case You are Wondering How to Tie a Bow with a Ribbon

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Bows in every manner seem to make everything that they are on that much classier. From bows in the hair to bows on gift boxes, they are the perfect finishing touch! You can make them as simple or as intricate as you want and they are visually appealing. With June in full swing and summer weddings steadily coming, there’s always an occasion to perfect your bow-making skills for. After all, you never know when you’ll need it – to enhance your hairstyle or to wrap up a gift, it’s a useful and essential skill to have. Clueless on how to tie a bow? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

Here is a simple tutorial on how to tie a bow with a ribbon:

  • On each side of the ribbon, make two evenly-sized loops.
  • Cross the right loop over the left one.
  • Knot the loops by hooking the right loop behind the left one, under, and then up, going through the hole.
  • Make sure that the ribbon isn’t twisted or bunched up.
  • Pull the two loops into a smooth knot and then adjust the loops to perfection by trimming the tails so it is slightly longer than the loops.


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Here’s a way to tie a bow on a gift:

  • Start off with a knotted ribbon.
  • In order to tie a bow on top of the gift box, loop the ribbon under the box and bring the ends together over the box.
  • Knot the two ends together to that they are equal in length.
  • Make a loop with the left side of the ribbon and hold the loop in place using your thumb and index finger.
  • Make a second loop, this time bringing the right side around and under the left loop.
  • Pull the loop until you have a second loop that is the exact same size of the previous one.
  • Tighten the bow by pulling on the loops.
  • Make sure that the loops are the same size and the ends are equally long.

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