How to make chair bows

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How to make chair bows
Chair bows add a romantic accent. (nth-hun/iStock/Getty Images)

Chair bows are tied around the backs of chairs at a wedding reception and/or ceremony. The bows are most often made of satin or tulle and can match any colour scheme. Chair bows are simple decorations that can make a big difference in the overall presentation of a room.

Things you need

  • Chair sashes, approximately 22.5 cm by 3 metres (9 inches by 3 yards)

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  1. 1

    Place a chair in front of you so you are facing the back of the chair.

  2. 2

    Pull a chair sash around the back of the chair, but keep both ends of the sash in your hands. A good trial size for a chair sash is 22.5 cm (9 inches) wide and 3 m (3 yards) long.

  3. 3

    Make sure the two ends of the chair sash are even on both sides.

  4. 4

    Tie a simple knot tightly around the back of the chair. The knot should be in the centre of the chair's back and facing you.

  5. 5

    Create a large bow by making a loop at one end of the knot.

  6. 6

    Make another loop at the other end of the knot.

  7. 7

    Tie the two loops together in a simple knot.

  8. 8

    Adjust each loop so that the sash ends are even in length.

  9. 9

    Use scissors to cut excessive length off the ends.

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