How to Make a Whimsical Funky Bow

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Not only do I have an addiction to ribbon but I hoard it!  That’s right, I’m so sick that sometimes I find ribbon that I have to purchase and then NEVER use!  I’m a sick sicky!  I tend to wait for THE perfect wreath or project to use it on.  Then, gradually in all my waiting for the perfect wreath, it gets pushed back into my ribbon stash and before you know it, bam, the season is over and I’ve not used my perfect ribbon find.  Ugh, I’m ashamed to admit I have done this too many times to count.  Then I find I don’t have enough containers to hold my ribbon stash.

So this year I aim to destash my ribbon.  To do this I’ve come up with a GREAT Deco Mesh wreath recipe in order to use up my ribbon.  This wreath is so great, not only does it use a lot of ribbon but it uses up the leftover ribbon scraps. You know the scraps that are not enough to make a full wreath with but too precious or costly to part with.

Here is the Deco Mesh Wreath style I’m talking about. I just love that this style also uses up my leftover mesh because you only need 5 yards, yes I can’t seem to throw leftover mesh away either. I just shared the full wreath tutorial on making this wreath with my ebook customers and it has been a HUGE hit.  However, I thought I would share with my blog followers how I make the funky bow that is used in this wreath. You can use this style bow on gift wrapping, in Christmas trees, in garlands, on mailbox swags, on evergreen wreaths, on top of a pumpkin, accent a bulletin board, etc. Wherever you want a bow.

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Here is the video:

 

Here are more wreaths I made and sold using this Funky Bow:

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deco-mesh-fall-wreath-grapevine-ribbon-by www.southerncharmwreaths.com

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I can’t wait to hear how you use your funky, whimsical bow on your projects! And if you would like the full recipe of this Deco Mesh Halloween Wreath Recipe, purchase my ebook at www.learndecomeshwreaths.com.

Here is just some feedback I’ve received after sending out the Halloween Wreath Recipe Video to my ebook customers:

“Julie, you are the most generous wreath designer out there. Buying your e-book was the best purchase because you just keep on giving. Thank you so much. I follow another wreath designer who also makes beautiful wreaths but her videos are so expensive and she doesn’t give real “freebies” like you do. May the Lord richly bless you.” ~Julissa Jumper

“You are so generous in everything you do, and I appreciate it so much. For the price of your ebook, we continue to get videos and wreath recipes .Buying your ebook was one of the best things I did to help my business. You are a true inspiration.”  ~Carol Hilton

“Hi Julie! Thank you so much for posting this wreath recipe. When I saw it I was so excited to try it because I love working with the grapevine wreaths, but I can never seem to get the mesh to look right. You make it seem so simple so I am looking forward to the outcome. I tend to hoard ribbon also, so this is a great recipe for me to use up some of my extra supplies. I think its great you share your talent and tips with the rest of us. I believe that is the mark of the crafter and creative spirit. This ebook was the best purchase I’ve made. Thank you!“~Erin Gibson

“Julie, I have been viewing and reviewing your e-book for a few months now and I have to say, I love it! I wasn’t sure at first what I should expect. But you are a great designer and I thoroughly enjoy learning with all the new recipes you keep sending us! I would recommend you to anyone! You are an inspiration and I believe really care about your product. Thanks so much for deciding to share your great talent!” ~Sondra Moore

Have a Blessed and Wreath-Full Day!

Julie 🙂

22 Comments

  1. Rena Munoz on October 19, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I was just wondering you mentioned that the ribbon vendors would be on your ebook, are the prices for the spools reasonable or what you would at a retail store like hobby lobby or michaels?

    • Julie Siomacco on October 21, 2014 at 11:37 am

      Yes there are over 100 vendors listed in the forum part of the ebook purchase. Ribbon is cheaper if you purchase wholesale. I never purchase from Michael’s because they don’t put 10 yards on the roll. I also find Hobby Lobby Ribbon to be lacking. You can check places like Sam’s Club during the holidays, they typically have a great selection of ribbon on 50 yard spools for under $9

      • Vickie on September 15, 2018 at 8:15 pm

        Can you download your e book on s kindle fire

        • Julie Siomacco on September 17, 2018 at 7:14 am

          It’s a pdf file. If a kindle can open pdf files then you should be able too.

  2. ROSIE SCHULTZ on November 5, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I just purchased your e-book. but cannot find how to attach the funky bows to the wreath that you show in the video. It said that I had to purchase the e-book to find out how to do it. Now I have purchased the e-book, but its not there, and Im in the middle of doing a wreath like that and there is no information on it. Please let me know how I obtain this information

    • Julie Siomacco on November 17, 2014 at 10:37 am

      Email me Rosie and I will hook you up. -Julie

  3. kristina on November 16, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Hello,
    Love your funky bow tutorial. Does the E book explain how to attach the bows and the deco mesh onto the grapevine wreaths? I’ve always had trouble with that.

    • Julie Siomacco on November 17, 2014 at 10:36 am

      Yes, the video shows attaching the deco mesh and the funky bows.

  4. cheryl on February 28, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT I LOVE THIS BOW AND THE WREATHS THAT YOU HAVE MADE . I ALSO AM A RIBBON HOARDER AND THIS IS PERFECT FOR HELPING ME USE SOME OF IT UP.. THANKS SO MUCH!!!

  5. Karen on July 30, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Hi Julie, I also have purchased your e-book, but can’t find how to attach the funky bow and mesh to the wreath 🙁 Thanks!

    • Julie Siomacco on July 30, 2015 at 11:19 am

      It is located in the same place you downloaded the ebook. Just scroll down the page to under bonuses and look for the “wreath recipes”.

  6. Melody on June 21, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Hoping to try this bow. LOVE the wreath! Do you need to use ribbon with wire edges ?

  7. Erika Landers on October 4, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Hey! Awesome video with great instructions. I tried to do it myself and either I’m not getting it or something I’m doing is wrong. I didn’t cut them as long as you did because I wanted them smaller but they still seem to big and the loop part just isn’t looking right! Any pointers you could give me to help out would be great!

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  9. […] Next, make a bow using 12 inch loops. Fasten it with pipe cleaners or florist wire. Set the bow aside. For bow details, click here. […]

  10. […] a bow for your wreath using 12 inch loops. For detailed bow instructions, click here. Secure the bow with florist […]

  11. […] made the tails long for this one (18 inches) and used 16 inch loops. For bow making details, click here. Secure it with florist wire when done and set […]

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  13. […] add a bow. I made my popular funky bow out of 3 different ribbons with 12 inch loops following these instructions. Note: When you’ve finished your bow, secure with florist wire and push all the bow tails to […]

  14. […] it’s time to add the bow. I made my Funky Bow using several ribbons that coordinate nicely with my color scheme and attached it to the wreath […]

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