** 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...
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~
Posted by Susie from Bienvenue at 12/15/2008