How to Make a Perfect Bow

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Sometimes the simplest things in life are the most rewarding. Who would have thought a person could get such total enjoyment from a bow? Seriously…I promise you will be absolutely delighted if you whip one of these up. Here’s how to make a perfect bow…in less than 10 minutes.

Update: For ribbon similar to what is used in the above photo click HERE. For burlap ribbon click HERE.

When I made my grain sack bow  I was not able to use the stapler for the last step. The layers of fabric were too thick and I jammed my stapler. So I used a needle and embroidery floss and put a couple of stitches in it to hold it all together. (Grain sack bow pictured below.)

Obviously you don’t have to use burlap ribbon.  Any kind will work but I recommend 4 in. ribbon so the bow has some presence. Also, my measurements for the 2 longer pieces are totally random. You can make your bow any size under the sun.

To see more bows made with this tutorial just click these links:

The Wheat Wreath

DIY Easy Fall Wreath

How To Make A Wreath

DIY Spring Wreath

DIY Heart Wreath Ideas

If you make one and don’t mind…please send me a picture. I would love to see what you created!

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  1. Teri says

    Have always wanted to know how to make one of these bows … and with your exceptionally clear instructions I’m all set to go now! Love your step-by-step pictures … not an easy thing to do and you’ve done it very well!

  2. Pondside says

    Thank you! I do believe I could do this. I admired the bow on yesterday’s post and wished for one of my own – and now I can have one!

  3. Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says

    Ann, this is genius using a stapler to make a bow! I just bought some new ribbon for a kitchen wreath so I may give this a try. Pinning this for future reference!

  4. says

    Beautiful, thank you for that, I have pinned it to two of my boards. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my last post. I appreciate your friendship.
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. says

    Well of course you would use thread to sew your bow together at the end! What else is a seamstress to do???? Love it! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Maybe, just maybe I can replicate it. LOL!