Tree topper bows are very popular and really add a finished touch to your Christmas tree. I get asked a lot how to make them and below, I’m sharing my instructions for making a tree topper bow. This bow will fit a 6-7 foot tree. For trees larger than this, keep adding more layers to the bow increasing each layer by one inch.
2.5” ribbon 20 Yards (You can get ribbon shown in the video at Sam’s)
1.5” Ribbon 20 Yards
Two pipe cleaners, doubled up
Please watch the video below for exact instructions.
Make the Bow Tails
Cut two 4 yard strips of each ribbon. Pinch in the center and loosely tie off with a pipe cleaner. Set this aside.
Make two 6” loops to look like a bow tie.
Make four 7” loops to form an X shape behind layer 1
Make two 8” loops to go behind layer 2
Make four 9” loops to form an X shape behind layer 3
Make three 10” loops to go behind layer 4.
Zip tie together and then use the doubled up pipe cleaner or long florist wire to attach to the bow. Use the pipe cleaner to tie the bow on the tree about 12” from the top.
You can find detailed instructions in my video here:
Do you use a bow as a tree topper? If not, what do you use? Comment below and let me know. Also, let me know if you have any questions.