How to Hand Tie a Holiday Bow Using 3 Ribbons
Make your holiday wreaths fabulous by adding a holiday bow using 3 differnet ribbons. Follow this step by step tutorial and learn how to make a holiday bow today!
Tie a Holiday Bow using 3 Ribbons
A beautiful bow can make any Holiday project shine! Let me teach you how to tie a holiday bow by creating a full and layered Christmas bow using three different ribbons. Let me tell you are littel secret. In order to really master this bow you are going to need to use 2 ½” wide ribbon. You will want to always make sure it is wired!
Having wired ribbon is essential to making beautiful bows that you can manipulate and adjust to what you need for each a specific project. Make sure you use high quality ribbon as well that will stand the test of time.
Go ahead and grab your favorite coordinating Holiday patterns and lets get started on making the best Christmas bow!
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Supplies for this Project
- 2 ½” Wired Red and White Striped Ribbon
- 2 ½” Wired Solid Red Ribbon
- Wired Red and White Diagonal Plaid Ribbon
- Floral Wire
- Measuring Tool
How to Tie A Holiday Bow using 3 Ribbons – Step By Step Tutorial
1. Pick out 3 Different Ribbons
Start with 2.5” ribbon and measure an 8” tail and pinch. Create your first loop by measuring 12” and take it away from you and pinch. Anything below your thumb you are going to twist toward you. Measure another 12” loop and take it away from you and pinch.
2. Make Additional Loops
Make another set of 12” loops by repeating the same process of measuring 12” and pinching in the center with your two fingers and twisting. Fluff each loop to make sure they are the same length.
3. Add Solid Ribbon
Now add your solid 2.5” ribbon, starting with an 8” tail and measuring two 10” loops. Pinch and twist the ribbon in the center of your two fingers. If it’s below your thumb, pull the loop toward you. Make sure the solid layer of ribbon is falling in front.
Add the third layer of ribbon by starting with the first streamer, then measuring an 8” loop. Take it away from you and pinch, then measure two more 8” loops. Take another length of red solid ribbon and add to the back of the bow.
4. Add Wire
Use floral wire to tie around the front of the center of the bow and twist in the back. Dovetail each end of your tails. Adjust your ribbons so the different colors are evenly dispersed. Trim any excess floral wire. Add your layered bow to your next Christmas project!
Watch The Video: Tie A Holiday Bow using 3 ribbons
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I love watching you do bows
Gorgeous bow! I wish I could do bows like you! I’m just horrible at making them and have to use a bow maker and they still don’t come out like I want them to! Back to the drawing board! Thank You for sharing your heart and talent, it’s truly much appreciated!
I love watching you make bows you make it look so simple .Thank you for showing this!
Thank you for sharing….Thank you for sharing. I so appreciate you. Live here in Columbia. Blessings.
Julie, you are my wreathing, bow-making GURU! Not only do I love watching you create, your personality has a relaxing and uplifting effect on me. Thank you for all you do!
Lois, How long do you make your starting ribbons
Could you show this using long streamers as well for a front door wreath.
The streamers you start and end with would just be longer to fit your needs. You can also join our Holiday Bow Making Masterclass to learn all the ways to add bows to holiday decor.
Loved watching how to make the different bows thanks so much . I love crafting and making wreaths , swags . You are so amazing. I wish I could join the wreath month club . But I’m on disability and it would be kind of rough. But I did join the other. I do already have the tools to make wreaths .only need 4 things out of the list . But thanks so much . Have too find room too I live in a 40ft 5th wheel not alot of room lol. But thank you for all you do to show use how .
You give the length of the tail and loops but how how long is piece to start with?
You can learn more about how to tie bows and receive our Holiday Bow Making Recipe Book with different types of bow formulas in our Holiday Bow Making Masterclass here: http://www.southerncharmwreaths.com/bow-challenge
How long are your strips of ribbon to start with ? You make it so easy. Love love this bow.
You can learn all of Julie’s favorite bow recipes in our Holiday Bow Making Masterclass here:
You make it seem so simple! I’m going to try it now, and thanks for sharing your talent.