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When wrapping Christmas presents this year, I will be reusing the bag of bows I bought at a thrift store five years ago. I’m curious to see how long it will last before I have to buy some more. But I confess, I have always wanted to be able to make those gorgeous floral bows you see on fancy gifts. Since I have some wire ribbon (my mom always calls it French ribbon) lying around, I decided to give it a try this year.
By learning this skill, you can make a nice topper anytime you want with just ribbon, a pair of scissors, and something to tie the bow off with. The bows can also go on banisters, wreaths, and even the tree itself. And you can reuse your loopy bow year after year simply by saving the ribbon.
Here’s a video going over how to make a loopy bow topper for a Christmas present. It goes through how to do a simple bow to a complicated multi-loop bow.
This lady shows another method for making a loopy bow for a gift that looks like it would work too: