Floral Bows 101

{Our daughter Brenda}
Some of you might need to make floral bows for a upcoming wedding...
Or for a little ones room...

Or to decorate for fall...

And Christmas is always right around the corner...

Here are the supplies you need...
Sharp scissors
Wire Cutters -don't be using your scissors to cut wire-
20 gauge stem wire
Good WIRED ribbon-No satin to start-Too slippery
Here is a video I made on how to make bows-I want you to remember while watching the video that the twisting of the ribbon after each loop is very important. The bigger the ribbon the bigger the bow-The bigger the loop the bigger the bow, and so on and so forth. It takes a little practice, you may not get it "perfect" on the first bow... Practice, practice, practice~You will be glad you did!
Click HERE to see video~


  1. I loved it! I learned how to make many types of bows years ago, when I had my first daughter. I wanted to make her hair bows and bows for her clothes, etc.

  2. i can't wait to check it out! i make terrible bows!

  3. Thanks for this.I will click on the link right now. M

  4. I will be checking it out...I do remember twisting after each loop when I have made bows before...it has just been a while. Thanks for the link.

  5. Thanks so much for doing this, I really want to learn so that I can make the bows for presents, I've tried before but mine were always so floppy looking. I'm going to Jo
    Ann's today to get the ribbon and stem wire.
    I'm so glad you are happy with the award, I'm always fearful that someone will leave a comment saying "I DON'T WANT A STUPID AWARD" LOL Take your time and post whenever you have the time, even if it's after Christmas:)
    Have a great Sunday.

  6. so excited, now I'll have pretty bows for EVERYTHING!!!!!

  7. Thanks Robin. It is one of those things I alway struggle in making. I am in awe of someone that can master the bow :) I will be checking this out.

  8. Thanks so much for posting this Robin! Bows are a mystery that I have never been able to master!

    I'll write more today- last night I stayed up late crafting... Lori

  9. Hi,
    Thanks for posting this! It will come in handy during the holiday season.

  10. Oh my goodness! Are you kidding me. I cna't even do a simple bow. Those bows are so beautiful. Can I just send you the ribbon & you send the bows back!!! :)
    You are amazing!

  11. Great video! Way back in the late 70's I took a class and learned bows. One of the most useful ones I took - unlike macrame and a few others I don't use! LOL

  12. I AM SOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My son is getting married in 5 weeks!! hope I can master it by them!!! K, book marking I will be back tomorrow when I have mu supplies to start practicing!!!


  13. Thanks Robin! I have been bad in the past! I've just used scissors to cut the wire ribbon--shame on me! I'll have to try this out.

  14. Thanks so much for posting this...hope you don't mind if I add you to my favorites

  15. I always get cramps in my hands when I make bows. Haven't done it in awhile cuz I'm cheap. I buy the ones the never peal backing and plop them on. LOL. By the way isn't there a ctocking swap or something that might need a bow ;-) just kiddin ya Robin. Seein if you're paying attention.


  16. we love bows! I have a wonderful gadget called the "bowdabra"
    I wouldn't trade it for the world!

  17. I learned to make bows when I worked in the cosmetics department at Belk. I loved that job-not great pay, but free make-up and skincare, and the Christmastime was just so much fun. I love to make packages special with a fun, festive bow!!


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