Sandy Sandler is here today to show you another super-easy way to make a beautiful big red bow. This bow would be perfect for Valentine’s Day to decorate your gifts and your home.
First cut a piece of Bowdabra bow wire. Then, fold it in half and insert it into the Bowdabra. You will have a loop on one side and two loose wires on the other side. This will serve as your slipknot. Tuck the ends under to stay out of the way while you are making your bow.
Now, cut about 1 ½ yards of the red ribbon. Dovetail the ends and lay them into the Bowdabra for the tails. To dovetail, fold the ribbon in half and cut at an angle away from the fold.
Next, add some more of the 5-inch wide ribbon twisting and making loops back and forth. Make sure your loops are pretty much the same size. Continue making loops until you have three loops on each side. When you reach the last loop scrunch in the smaller piece for a button loop in the center.
Now, scrunch everything down with the Bowdabra wand.
Then, insert the loose wires through the loop and pull tight while the bow is still in the Bowdabra. Then, remove the bow from the Bowdabra, separate the ends, turn to the back and tie a knot. Tie a double knot for extra security.
Fluff and arrange your bow.
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