Extra wide ribbons make spectacular wreath bows. At first, the wide ribbons—four, five, six or more inches—can seem daunting. But the Bowdabra makes working with these ribbons a snap. The extra wide ribbons add a special focal point to any wreath.
Here’s the supplies you’ll need:
- 6′ length 5″ ribbon
- 30″ length 5″ ribbon
- 20″ length Bowdabra bow wire
- Bowdabra Bow Making & Design Tool
Making the wide ribbon wreath bow:
- Cut the ribbon to length, and pass the ends through a flame to seal the ends.
- Dovetail the ends of the 30″ length of ribbon.
- Fold bow wire in half and put it in the Bowdabra. Tuck the ends of the wire under the Bowdabra to keep them out of the way.
- Center the 30″ length of ribbon in the Bowdabra.
- Next, make a bow with two loops on each side of the Bowdabra.
- For the final loop, bring the end of the ribbon up and over the Bowdabra pillar. Insert the ribbon end into the Bowdabra.
- Then, put the center of the loop you just created into the Bowdabra.
- Compress the ribbon with the Bowdabra wand.
- With the bow still in the Bowdabra, pass the wire ends through the loop and tighten. Tie a knot on the reverse side. Leave the wire ends long to attach the bow to the wreath.
- Adjust individual loops and fluff the bow. Attach the wide ribbon bow to the wire wreath.
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