Making a bow doesn’t have to be hard! In this video, I’m sharing how to make a funky wreath bow using multiple ribbons for a fall wreath. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
Today we’re making a Funky Bow for a Fall wreath! My signature funky bows are perfect for using leftover ribbon scraps and you only need a few supplies. Grab your favorite fall color and patterned ribbons and let’s get started.
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Supplies for Making a Funky Bow for a Fall Wreath
Steps for making an a Fall Funky Bow
Step 1 – First, cut your ribbon. You need two pieces a little bit longer than a yard – one is 2.5″ wide and one is 1.5″ wide. You will also need three pieces of ribbon approximately 32″ long.
Step 2 – Next find your florist wire and get it read and now let’s form the bow. Take the 2.5″ wide long piece of ribbon and measure from 18″ from one end. Pinch here to start the bow. Next measure out 12″ on your mat or ruler and loop the ribbon back away from you securing in your fingers at the 12” mark. Twist the ribbon so that both of the pretty side of the tails are facing you. Loop one is done.
For loop two, use the ribbon that looks like the first loop but is a shorter length. This time you’re going to do the same thing using 9″ for the streamer instead of 18″ but in reverse so that the loop is facing downward below your thumb and the tails are pointed upward. It’s still a 12″ loop.
Hold both loops in the same hand.
Step 3 – Continue adding your ribbon strips in an alternating fashion with 12″ loops on top and below your fingers until all the ribbon is in your hands. Always make sure to twist the streamers so that the pretty side of the ribbon faces you.
Tip: As I add more ribbon, the center of the bow moves more into the grip of my hand, not the tips of my fingers.
Step 4 – Secure the bow with florist wire by sliding the wire underneath your pointer finger, then rotate the bow over while you rotate the wire around. Twist the bow to tighten the wire.
Step 5 – Use the long pieces of the florist wire to attach to a wreath, mailbox or tree. Once the ribbon is attached to your item you can move the bow loops and tails around so that they are dispersed evenly.
You can make the loops as large or as small as you like. If making larger loops, make sure that the wire in the ribbon is strong enough to hold the shape of the loop or your loops will sag. Remember to adjust the ribbon length if making larger loops.
Watch the video below for detailed instructions.
Video How to Make a Fall Funky Bow
You can easily use this same technique for a winter, Christmas, Valentine, or really any holiday or season you can find ribbon for! If you’re a ribbon addict like me this is such a good way to use up those leftover pieces that couldn’t make an entire bow on their own.
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