Ken Wingard is showing you how to tie a variety of bows.

Materials for Classic Bow

  • Wired ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Present/package

Materials for Flower Bow

  • Two different types of ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Present/package

Materials for Wrapping Paper Bow

  • Double sided wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • (Optional)Rotary Cutter
  • Twine
  • Wrapped present/package

Directions for Classic Bow

1. To determine your ideal ribbon length, wrap the ribbon around the package 4x and then cut
2. With your present facing right side up, place the ribbon across
3. Flip present over and twist 90 degrees
4. Wrap back to front
5. Tie a simple bow (like you would tie with your shoelaces) with two loops
6. Smooth it out and make sure both loops are the same size
7. Take the tail of the ribbon and fold it back towards the center knot, creating a second loop/bow. Repeat for other tail
8. Cut/Trim edges diagonally (or cut to create “mermaid tail” style)

Directions for Flower Bow

1. Cut a piece ribbon and tie a loose knot in the center
2. Using more both ribbons, make a circle that is the desired width for your bow
3. Continue winding the ribbon around the circle for 8-10 loops (depending on the fullness you want)
4. Use the first piece of ribbon and firmly tie a knot around the ribbon loops
5. Press the ribbon flat and trim ends diagonally
6. Separate each ribbon and fluff along the way to create a full flower
7. Attach to the top of your present

Directions for Wrapping Paper Bow

1. Cut a strip of wrapping paper to create a band around present (approx 2 inches depending on the size of your present)
2. Wrap around present and secure with double stick tape
3. Use twine, yarn, or ribbon to wrap around present, this should go on top of the paper band you just created
4. Using a rotary cutter or scissors, cut thin strips of wrapping paper
5. Place strip under the twine/yarn/ribbon to keep it in place. Each side should be equal
6. Take your scissors and curl each side
7. Repeat until you’ve reached desired level of fullness

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