I picked up this roll of ribbon from the Dollar Tree. It’s perfect because it’s bright and will add a pop of color to my daughter’s Easter Basket. The first time I made one of these bows was for a Gender Reveal Party. I was in charge of making a box that released the balloons that announced if the baby was a boy or girl. I needed an oversized bow to go on top of the box and I didn’t want to pay $15.00 dollars. These bows are super easy and look gorgeous.
Roll of Wire Ribbon (3 Yards)
First we are going to make the bottom of the bow. Start with about 5 -7 inches of fabric. Then fold it accordion style about 7 times. * Note each fold should be about 5-7 inches. The more you fold, the more loops your bow you will have.
Cut the fabric
Next, your going to repeat the first steps, only you will need to use a smaller starting amount of ribbon. I used about 3.5 inches. You don’t want to go any smaller than that because the loops will be two small to fluff the bow. I folded this one about five times.
Find the center of each bow. Cut two small “V”s on both sides. This is how we will tie our bows together.
I cut some of the wiring off of the roll of ribbon to tie the center of the bow. You can do this, or you can use any kind of string. It should be about 6 inches long. Do not cut this extra string, we are going to use it to secure it on to the basket.
Next, fluff the bow. The wire makes them incredibly malleable. Start on the bottom and put your finger in each loop and “round” it out. Some loops will be inside out, adjust them so the colorful side of the ribbon is showing. You can twist a loop, and work it over to the other/opposite side of the bow to add fullness. Play around with it. It will take a few minutes to get it how you want it. Any loose ends can be folded to look like a loop.
Ta-da! The final Bow.
Remember that string you left hanging? Now you can secure it to the top of the basket.
I had about a foot of leftover ribbon so I cut it down the middle and used it to hang down over the top of the basket. That’s it!