5 Ways To Make A Bow

5 Ways To Make A Bow | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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There are many ways to make a bow and this tutorial by Julie’s Wreath Boutique on YouTube shows how to make a bow with ribbon in 5 different ways. I struggle with making bows all the time, and I tend to buy the premade ones. However, it would be so useful to learn how to make my own in case I want a specific ribbon that I find cuter. There are simple ways to make a bow in this video, but also advanced bows that anyone can learn how to do. She does a great job explaining thoroughly with up close instructions. I’ve never sat and watched a video on how to create a bow because I’m super impatient. I’m so happy that I came across this tutorial because all 5 of these bows are unique.



  • 2.5″ wired ribbon, you will want to have at least 3 yards of each color
  • 1.5″ wired ribbon
  • 22 Gauge wire
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • zip ties
  • hot glue gun

The Easy Bow:

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Image by Julie’s Wreath Boutique via YouTube

This is the easiest bow to make out of the rest and cut 2 long strips and 1 strip shorter than the two. One of the strips will be for the tail, the loop, and the second loop. Use hot-glue to glue the ends of the ribbon together for the loops. Lay the two loops on top of each other. Then, start from the middle of the bow, and cinch the middle. Put the last ribbon strip on the back of the bow, and secure with a pipe cleaner.

The Mary Casey Bow:

Take the ribbon and make one loop and gather it together. Every time you come back to the center of the bow, twist so that the front of the ribbon is showing. You can measure for exact loops, but continue to make loops and twist. Continue to watch Julie’s Wreath Boutique on YouTube for full instructions and details.

The Zip Tie Bow:

This bow requires 3 different ribbons and zip ties. Depending on how big you want your bow to be, measure how many inches and create a loop. Make another loop with the same exact measurement that is perpendicular. Continue until you have 4 total loops with 2 on each side. Take a zip tie and attach it right in the center to secure them together. Repeat the same process on the other two different ribbon designs, but bigger in length.

Julie’s Christmas Tree Accent Bow:

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Image by Julie’s Wreath Boutique via YouTube

This bow is Julie’s Christmas Tree accent bow that she adds small ornaments or decorations on in the center to decorate the tree. First, start with the tail and measure the size you want it to be. For example, it will be an (8x8x8x4) bow with 3 of the same size and the last measurement half of the size. This bow is all about looping.

Pro Bow The Hand Bow:

Pro bow the hand is a professional stacked bow maker. This one may seem a little more complicated, but if you do not have this bow maker you can skip out, or purchase one online.

In conclusion, learn how to make your own bow for the holidays to attach your Christmas gifts or holiday decor. Bow making essentially has the same technique throughout and making loops. I need to learn how to make a bow better, and I can after watching this tutorial.

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