Want to make an easy bow....


** Just for the know... the paper and ribbon came from Hobby Lobby** Does trying to make the perfect package have you tied up in knots? This is my bow making made easy...

I start with my package

I criss cross my ribbon around the package and tie in a knot.

Cut a piece of ribbon about a foot long.

Slip it under your criss cross.

Cut another piece about this long.... I never measure I just guess ta mate! Sorry

Make a loop

Then make another...

Go back n forth

You should end up with a tail on each end. Take your bundle of loops and place over your piece that you tucked under the criss cross.

Take each end of your foot long piece and wrap around your bundle of loops and tie it in a knot. This will then hold your loops in place. Dont worry about your tails...

I use ribbon with wire because its a dream to work with and your bow stays where you put it. I fluff out all of my loops. Dont worry about tugging too tight because your knot should hold it in place.

I found these lil darlings at Hobby Lobby.

I just stick it in right under the bow. I leave the stem on so it can be used over and over...

Purdy..purdy...

For the guys in the family I try to tone down the fluff stuff and just give them a smaller bow.

I still use a bit of green but not as much.

See this big fluffy fern... Just a snip here and a snip there. It will never miss it!

So now I have presents bought...wrapped...and ready to be

mailed! Hope it makes it there just as pretty. Have fun wrapping~

45 comments:

  1. Yep, very purdy!

    That's how I make my bows too...but I need to add some greenery next time!

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  2. I make my bows the same way too! I love wrapping presents and making them pretty. It's so much more than just paper and ribbon. You have to put the love in!

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  3. Thanks for the tutorial! Your present looks beautiful!

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  4. I can't put any pretty things on my packages or even put them under the tree right now with my wild kitten. Those are wrapped so pretty....your bows just perfect.

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  5. Oh just gorgeous!!! I love your beautiful bows!!! I too love buying the wire ribbon to wrap packages, and Costco gets beautiful spools of Christmas ribbon in Sept. Thanks for the awesome tutorial! :-)

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  6. Hey my girl...where did you get your paper? I am doing all red & white this year and really like that!

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  7. Beautiful now if only I could do it! lol
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. Be. still. my heart! Gorgeous! Now I just have to go back and read your directions 3 or 4 more times to figure it out!

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  9. Good Morning Miz Susie,
    Pretty Pretty! Awesome job on the bow making. I just got a bow maker *smiles* Haven't tried it yet though, trust me, I seriously need it!

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  10. I use the wired ribbon too. It's one of the most amazing inventions EVER! ha!

    I LOL @ you cutting down the fluff for the guys

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  11. Thanks for the lesson...I have always been bow making challenged! Your packages are beautiful...I have that same paper but it doesn't look as pretty without the fancy bow! :)

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  12. That is how I do it too and the funny part is that I was going to do a little post on this same thing today. :) Now that you did, I can take the day off. :) I love the greenery you added!

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  13. Beautiful! I'm SO bad at tying bows that I need all the help I can get.

    Is this the post you meant to link to from my party? I couldn't tell. I need to get the permalink so people can find it in days to come. And if you could link back to the party so people can hop back and forth more easily, that would be great.

    Thanks, Susie!! -Julia :-)

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  14. very helpful and VERY pretty...thanks!

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  15. That's great, thank you for sharing!! MErry Christmas!!

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  16. Very pretty! I think I can actually make these. :)

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  17. Unfortunately we don't have a Hobby Lobby here, but we do have a Michaels. They have a whole bunch of those picks, but I think they are about a dollar a piece. I found at walmart those glittler words (Joy peace, etc) for a dollar a piece and that's what I'll be putting on my packages. Yours are not just purdy, they are bootyful.
    Take care

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  18. That's how I make mine too, minus a couple different tweaks and extras. {I worked at Gottschalks when I was a teenager}

    :)

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  19. Gorgeous! and I love love love that paper too!! such sweet adornments also! you did a beautiful job and thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs, Cynthia

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  20. What a beautiful package! I LOVE the paper and the bow just adds that EXTRA WOW FACTOR! Thanks for the "instructions and pics"...I'm due to start wrapping this week and I'm going to try your bows. And YES, I agree the ribbon with the wire is So much better to work with!

    PS: Love your snow pics. I'm in Houston and we FREAKED out with the snow...I have pics on my blog, but YA'LL got WAY more snow than we did you lucky ducks!

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  21. That's the way I do my bows too...very pretty and love the wrapping paper..

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  22. Great tutorial - bows are sort of hard to explain how to do unless you are actually showing someone and you did a great job through pictures.

    Thankfully working as a florist for years has me as a bow making expert now. But my poor tree won't get presents until 8 p.m. on the 24th - my LuLu would tear everything open and have a grand time doing it if I tried any earlier!

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  23. Thanks for the how-to. It really does make gift-giving more fun when the recipient doesn't even want to open the gift because it is too pretty!

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  24. That paper is SO gorgeous! I wish I had seen it when I got that SAME ribbon! I loved it and couldn't put it down! I had visions of making big beautiful bows, too, but haven't gotten to that yet.

    Those gifts are so beautiful I wouldn't want to open them!

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  25. Great I needed a lesson in BOW101...thanks and boy it is so nice to get a subject free for a change...Thanks Susie!

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  26. Very purdy! When, oh when, are they going to put a Hobby Lobby in Tampa?! That paper is gorgeous and right up my alley. I'll bet it looks beautiful all piled up under your tree.
    Holley

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  27. I absolutely love the wrapping paper, and thanks for the lesson, I'm clueless. If I hadn't already committed to using my fashion mags as my wrapping paper, I would be searching for what you have!

    :-)

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  28. yay! Thanks for the tutorial. I am bow challenged! Definitely will be trying your method!

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  29. I loved the same paper! I love those bows. We learned to make them at floral design class.

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  30. Thanks for the lesson. I had package envy from the other post. We travel with packages so I don't always put all the extra touches, but this looked simple.

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  31. I love the paper this season at HL and got some green for our house.
    Your packages are darling hun!
    Merry Decemeber, Les

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  32. I am a hopeless bow maker but you make it look so easy!

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  33. Beautifully wrapped present, Susie! It really makes for a great presentation.

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  34. That's it. The next family vaca we take will be to somewhere with a Hobby Lobby.

    That was a great tute!

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  35. What a beautiful bow and package. I would love to get something like that! Your snow looks fun down below. We just got a foot of it this morning. I think it is loosing its charm. Thanks for showing how to make that beautiful bow! Have a great day!

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  36. You've been BUSY! Merry CHRISTmas!

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  37. Thanks for showing us how to make that beautiful bow. Looks pretty easy. I bet you could use it again too. Mimi

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  38. Perhaps easy for you. For me? I'm not so talented with the bow thing. It is beautiful though.

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  39. YOU are sooooooooooo talented!!! AND, Happy Birthday!!!

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  40. I've been following your blog for awhile and I absolutely love your ideas! Thanks for inspiring others and I loved your wrapping paper.

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  41. This was very helpful, I googled bow with wire ribbon and your blog came up. It was so easy to follow your directions and thanks for having photos! :) I'm decorating my friend's door for her birthday and wanted it look awesome and now it will :)

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