Christmas, DECOR & DIY

DIY: A simple ribbon double bow

I love a pretty bow, especially around Christmas time where I can add them to wreaths, trees, window frames… Anything, really! I found this awesome red and white gingham wired ribbon at Checkers a few years ago which was perfect to make these beautiful, simple double bows. It’s so pretty, don’t you think?

Ready to make your own double bow? It’s so simple, if I can make it, you can make it!

You will need:

  • 2 lengths of wired ribbon, one shorter and one longerDIY double ribbon bow - Sawdust and High Heels (2)
  • A pair of scissors

How to make it:

  1. Take the longer length of ribbon and fold the edge in to just over the half way line of where you want the centre of the bow to be.DIY ribbon double bow - Sawdust and High Heels (4)
  2. Fold the ribbon again, this time to the full length of the first loop.DIY ribbon double bow - Sawdust and High Heels (5)
  3. Fold around again to form another full loop, the last edge of the ribbon should just reach the middle of the bow.DIY ribbon double bow - Sawdust and High Heels (7)
  4. Press everything together to secure it; you can see below where the edge of the ribbon stops.DIY ribbon double bow - Sawdust and High Heels (6)
  5. Take your shorter ribbon length and wrap it around the middle of the folded ribbonDIY ribbon double bow - Sawdust and High Heels (11)
  6. Tie a knot in the shorter ribbon, on the back side of the bowDIY ribbon double bow - Sawdust and High Heels (13)DIY ribbon double bow - Sawdust and High Heels (14)DIY ribbon double bow - Sawdust and High Heels (15)
  7. Turn the ribbon over and straighten the knotDIY ribbon double bow - Sawdust and High Heels (16)
  8. Fluff your bow by pulling the middle loop out on each sideDIY ribbon double bow - Sawdust and High Heels (17)DIY ribbon double bow - Sawdust and High Heels (18)DIY ribbon double bow - Sawdust and High Heels (19)
  9. You can finish the tails off by cutting them, if you so wish – it’s completely up to you! Hopefully your scissors aren’t as blunt as mine!DIY ribbon double bow - Sawdust and High Heels (20)
  10. And we’re done 😁DIY ribbon double bow - Sawdust and High Heels (1)

It really is as simple as that! To attach these to trees, hooks, etc. I just use the same wire that I use to secure my greenery and florals on my wreaths, which is the wire ties that come withe the Glad plastic freezer bags.

How cute does it look on my herb burlap bag?!DIY ribbon double bow - Sawdust and High Heels (1)

Let me know if this was helpful! I know that there are a lot of tutorials out there, but this method is my favourite because it’s so easy. And no glue necessary!

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