Donning Wired Ribbon into a Perfectly Formed Bow
Creating bows with wired ribbon is a great way to make any craft project look neat and professional. Whether you’re dressing up a wreath, a gift, or something else, the wire within the ribbon provides excellent shape-retention and allows you to easily craft fancier bows than with other types of ribbon. For those feeling bold, mastering the art of bow-tying with wired ribbon takes only a few basic steps!
To kick off your project, start stocking up on the essentials: giving it the old fashioned treatment with a spool of lovely wired ribbon of any hue or width.
A Wire Cutter – An Option to Consider.
Start off by measuring and snipping a piece of ribbon.
When crafting your projects, aim to begin with an abundance of ribbon – e.g. 2 to 3 times the width of the edging – i.e. if you are utilizing ribbon that consists of one inch, have a three foot ribbon on-hand.
In the second step of the process, it is necessary to fashion a loop. While this may appear to be a straightforward task, one must take care to create an adequately sized and secure shape so that it can effectively be used for its intended purpose.
With your fingers, take the ribbon and pinch it together at the center to make a loop.
Stretch the ribbon around the loop until it forms a snug encirclement.
Secure the ribbon’s length in a loop, taking hold of both edges and bringing them close.
Finally, give the ribbon one more spin before completing the project. This last manipulation of the material will ensure that all knots are tied securely in place.
Gently rotate the ribbon a couple of times to firmly hold the wraps in position.
Create a follow-up loop to finish off the sequence.
Once you have crafted the first loop of ribbon, go ahead and do exactly the same thing again to form an additional loop.
Secure the ribbon with an extra layer of protection by looping it one more time for added fortitude.
Form a knot by tightly tucking the extended end of the ribbon around the other loop and pinching securely with both ends.
Take the ribbon and loop it onto itself intricately; this is step 7.
Take hold of the ribbon and give it a few rotations until it fastens the wrapping firmly in position.
Lastly, give your loops some luscious lift by lightly but thoroughly ruffling them up.
Give the loops of the bow a light tug to puff them up and make it even more lush.
Finally, with a ceremonial flourish, sever the ribbon and inaugurate the momentous occasion.
A wire cutter, should you desire, can tidy up the ribbon ends at the end of the bow. However, if you prefer, you can keep the ribbon long and use it to attach the bow to a wreath or gift, or for another task.
With just a few instructions, now you can create beautiful bows with ribbon that is wired. Unleash the creative in you and start crafting these bows!
Post time: 2023-06-30