Hi y’all! I am going to show you how to make a super easy wreath bow that’s not only easy but cute! (This bow looks complicated but I promise it’s really not.)
You can use this bow on any wreath, for any season, and with any wired ribbon…which is best described as “extremely versatile”!
(Click HERE for the Split Wood Bead Wreath tutorial.)
What you need:
- 2.5″ Wide Wired Ribbon. (This isn’t the brand I used for this tutorial, but it is similar. I used some from Hobby Lobby but I couldn’t find it on their site.)
- Pipe cleaner.
How to make a super easy wreath bow
Firstly, cut 3- 18″ strands of ribbon and 1- 16″ strand of ribbon.
*Use 2 of the 18″ strands and the 16″ strands for the bow loops. Then use the other 18″ strand for the tail.
Once you have the strands cut take the 3 strands for the bow loops and fold the ends in half way.
Secondly, stack all of the strands of ribbon together.
Place the tail on the bottom, then a folded 18″ and the folded 16″. Then place the last folded 18″ on top.
Next you will need to fold the center of all 4 strands of ribbon like an accordion. Then tightly wrap the pipe cleaner around the accordion fold.
Thirdly, cut a 2-3″ strip of ribbon and fold the wired sides in halfway. Then flip the bow over and wrap the strip of ribbon around the center of the bow. (Be sure that the pipe cleaner is placed diagonal before fully wrapping the ribbon around the center.) (Refer to the picture above.)
Once the bow is wrapped around the center tightly twist the pipe cleaner around it. (Refer to the picture above.)
To add a dovetail simply fold the ends of the tail in half, with the underside facing in. Then cut upwards at a diagonal (to the left) from the bottom corner.
Lastly, add the bow to your favorite wreath by twisting the pipe cleaner tightly around the wreath form.
*Bend the back two loops up and closer together, then scrunch them. Then take the front two loops and bend them forward, scrunch them as well. Then open the middle loops and bend them to fill in the center.