Christmas is right around the corner!! There are so many fun holiday crafts coming up, we have to get started now or there won’t be enough time for all of them!
Today I’m going to show you how to make a Christmas Package Bow. These are such fun little bows for little girls to wear in their hair! They are also great for topping your Christmas packages.
First cut 3 strips of 7/8″ Ribbon to 6 1/2″. I used Holiday Hot Traxx Ribbon from the Christmas Stripe Ribbon. Cute!
Take a strip of ribbon and at the bottom twist the ribbon down and to the right forming a loop. Try to make the loop look a little pointed. As you can see in the picture above the loop is a little below the center of the ribbon.
Take the other end of the ribbon and twist it down and to the left creating a figure 8. Make sure your ends meet up and that they are parallel. In the picture above I had not sealed my ends yet (I did go back and do this to all the ribbon strips).
Glue all 3 strips of ribbon into figure 8′s. Then layer two of them forming an X. Glue in place.
Take your 3rd figure 8 and glue it in the middle of your X vertically.
Cut another strip of ribbon for the center of the bow to 3″. Loop it into a circle and glue it in place.
Glue the loop in the center of the bow. Did you know this bow was that easy?
If you have trouble making figure 8 loops the Tricks of the Trade Bow Instructions and Bow Maker will make your life so easy!
TOTT Instruction Manual has 215 pages of step by step instructions of how to make bows with or without the bow maker (which is included). There are also several videos to make each step super clear.
When you learn how to make bows with these instructions your bows will look very professional.
I use the Bow Maker all the time and I love to refer back to the instructions whenever I have a question.
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For the little bows I used 3/8″ Red Solid Grosgrain Ribbon.
I cut the 3 strips (for the figure 8′s) to 4″.
The center loop was cut to 2″.
I glued a lined clip to the back of each bow and I plan on clipping the bow to ribbon on my Christmas presents.
I’m so excited that these bows can be used for hair or Christmas presents! They will also be so much easier to save from year to year.