How To: Make a Curly Ribbon Bow
What You Need
Follow These Five Easy Steps
Use curling ribbon—the serrated type found in card shops, craft stores, and some supermarkets. To measure out the amount of ribbon you need, loosely wrap ribbon around the box about six times. Cut the ribbon, then gently slide it off the box, holding it looped together like a lasso.
Bunch and hold the lasso in the center and tie it with a small length of ribbon.
Cut the loops at each end of the bundled lasso to create separate strands.
Grip the middle of the bundle with your thumb and index finger. Starting from the bundle’s middle and working outward, away
from yourself, scrape the sharp edge of a scissors rapidly along each strand. This will create a curly ribbon. Repeat on all
strands of each bundle.
Tip: When curling ribbon, hold your thumb against the dull edge of the scissors, for safety.
For each finished bow, make three or four curled bundles—or more, depending on the size of your gift box. Once you’ve made
enough bundles, stack them on your gift box and tape them down.
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