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Wire Ribbon Flower Bow

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Shape loops of sparkly wire ribbon into a gorgeous flower bow to use as an embellishment on a wreath. You'll learn how to make a bow the quick and easy way with this tutorial from Marti Wills.

Wire Ribbon Flower Bow

Materials:

  • Floral Ribbon – wire edged is easier to work with
  • 1/3 of a regular pipe cleaner that matches the ribbon

Video:

Instructions:

  1. Hold the edge of the ribbon in between your thumb & finger. Bring the ribbon around to make a loop. Pinch the width of the ribbon together width-wise and hold. This is your center loop.
     
  2. Twist the ribbon one time so the right side is facing forward again. Form a loop next to your center loop. Pinch the ribbon in the same spot and twist so the right side is facing forward again. This is your first side loop. Make one exactly the same on the other side of your center loop – pinch & twist.
     
  3. You now have a center loop and 1 loop on each side. Make another loop slightly larger & slightly off center from your first side loop – pinch & twist. Repeat on the other side.
     
  4. Continue to form loops on each side of your center loop, getting larger and alternating the placement until you have your bow the size you want. Try to keep the loops on each side evenly sized and placed.
     
  5. Be sure to keep your layers of ribbon pinched tightly. When your bow is done make one long dangling loop and one final pinch – cut from the spool.
     
  6. Use your pipe cleaner to tie around your pinched layers and twist it tightly closed to hold them in place. Snip the ends so they do not show. Cut your long last loop in half for the two streamers.
     

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