How to Make a Bow Out of Silk Ribbon

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How to Make a Bow Out of Silk Ribbon
Tie ribbons into bows to dress up gifts, floral arrangements or baskets. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Tie a bow from silk ribbon for a decorative accent on gifts, pews for weddings, bouquets, baskets and more. Certain types of bows, such as winged bows, work best with this heavy material. Use silk for a classic and elegant bow that is simple to create by following a few easy steps.

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Things you need

  • 14-inch-long silk ribbon
  • Scissors

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    Winged Bow

  1. 1

    Place the left loose end of the ribbon over the right end of the ribbon, forming a loop below the crossed ends.

  2. 2

    Tie the ribbon into a knot by pulling the left end behind the right end, under and through the loop and back up through the loop. Avoid twisting the ribbons while completing this step.

  3. 3

    Pull tightly on each end of the ribbon to form a knot.

  4. 4

    Smooth out the ends of the ribbon and snip off the excess ribbon into a "V" shape so they won't unravel.

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