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.
Place a chair in front of you so you are facing the back of the chair.
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.
Make sure the two ends of the chair sash are even on both sides.
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.
Create a large bow by making a loop at one end of the knot.
Make another loop at the other end of the knot.
Tie the two loops together in a simple knot.
Adjust each loop so that the sash ends are even in length.
Use scissors to cut excessive length off the ends.
Things you need
- Chair sashes, approximately 22.5 cm by 3 metres (9 inches by 3 yards)