How to Make a Tree Topper Bow

Video How to Make A Tree Topper Bow

A tree topper bow is very popular and really adds 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. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

Supplies
2.5” ribbon 20 Yards (I got mine from Sam’s)
1.5” Ribbon 20 Yards
Zip Tie
Two pipe cleaners, doubled up
Scissors

Please watch the video below for exact instructions.

How to Make a Tree Topper Bow

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.

Layer 1
Make two 6” loops to look like a bow tie.

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Layer 2
Make four 7” loops to form an X shape behind layer 1

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Layer 3
Make two 8” loops to go behind layer 2

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Layer 4
Make four 9” loops to form an X shape behind layer 3

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Layer 5
Make three 10” loops to go behind layer 4.

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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.

If you want to learn to make smaller bows for your Christmas wreaths or garlands, here’s my free 9 Ways to Make a Bow video.

Happy Wreathing,

Julie

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25 Comments

  1. Nancy on November 22, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Do you teach classes at your shop?

    • Julie Siomacco on November 22, 2015 at 11:43 am

      No. I run my business out of my home garage so that is why I teach online via ebooks, blog & how to videos.

  2. Lise McDonald on November 24, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    I love your Deco Mesh wreaths and would like to be able to learn how to make them, but I am unable to purchase your e-book here in Canada. Will you be selling your e-book in Canada at some point?

  3. Lise McDonald on November 25, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Hi Julie, I just purchased your e-book and I can’t wait to start creating beautiful wreaths following your instructions. I was a little concerned about downloading the e-book and the bonuses because I’m not very tech savvy. I was successful in downloading everything but the candy cane wreath instructions, can you tell me how to download these instructions at this time.
    Thank you for your help
    Lise

    • Julie Siomacco on December 1, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Once you open the website with the candy cane video, there are download links under the videos. Email me if you need further assistance.

  4. Janice Pridgen on December 10, 2015 at 5:44 am

    Julie I love your work the bow you made for tree is beautiful my husband just bought me a little house for my wreath I have learn so much from you thank you and GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON

  5. Gina on October 10, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    You are awesome!!!!!!… I have been wanting to learn how make bows and I happen to stumble upon one of your pins on (where else) Pinterest. Thank you so much for the great tutorials. Easy pesy lemon squeezy…… I can’t wait to get started………

  6. Celia Allen on November 17, 2016 at 2:38 am

    Great tutorial. Thank you! Can’t wait to make my bows.

  7. Melissa N Sapp on November 17, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Great tutorial, thank you so much

  8. Nancy Cox on November 17, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Lisa, I loved your video on making the tree topper bow. I will be getting your ebook about wreath making soon. You make it look so easy.

  9. Beverly on November 17, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    ??

  10. Rachel on November 26, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Great video. Thanks for going slow and not rushing through it??

  11. Susan Peebles on November 29, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Hi: In looking at your “How to make a tree topper, I found this video, AFTER I had bought some wired ribbon about three inches wide from Frontgate. I was wondering (without wasting some of the ribbon), if I could just use the one ribbon and not two to make a wreath the same way as you direct.

    • Julie Siomacco on November 30, 2016 at 8:17 am

      The loops will need to be longer since the ribbon is wider. Can wait to see your photos.

  12. Donna Thompson on November 30, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Yes it did help. I haven’t made one in awhile and was unsure on some things. This video put me right on track. Thanks

  13. Mary Jo Patschke on December 4, 2016 at 8:44 am

    This video was very helpful! If just using 1 ribbon that is 2.5″, would you make more loops? I’m thinking the topper wouldn’t be as full with just 1 ribbon. What else would I need to do differently if just using 1?

    • Julie Siomacco on December 6, 2016 at 6:43 am

      You could make more loops or double up the same ribbon.

  14. Machelle Burden on December 13, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Love your videos! They have helped me so much!!

  15. Teri Barnhardt on December 15, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I make small bows that my Mom taught me to make as a child basically on the same idea but never could get the big ones to look like that. After watching the video I saw what I was doing wrong. Thank you so much and I will sign up for sure now for many of your DIY’s.
    Thanks again and Merry Christmas.
    Teri

  16. Pamela on October 10, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Would you recommend using ribbon that is wired or no wire? Thank you for the awesome video!! I cannot wait to try it this year!!

  17. Samantha on November 10, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Thanks you for this tutorial. I’m going to try and make mine tonight !!!!

  18. Theresa Marie on November 15, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Great video
    You took your time, showed us with pictures too, you did a valuable teaching job
    Thank you👍

  19. Penny Stark on November 16, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Oh My Julie you have not idea how much I need this video WOW. My younger daughter has just gotten in contact with me after a few years of not talking to me (God is so good). After I told her about my new adventure making wreaths with y’all she asked me to make her a new tree topper bow. This video is an answer to my pray just today. Thank you so much and God Bless you for sharing your amazing talents.

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