How to Make the Perfect Bow for a Hostess Gift

Make the perfect bow for a hostess gift. The holidays are a busy time of visiting friends and relatives and attending parties. Embroidered napkins with holiday images make the perfect hostess gift, and you can dress up the presentation with a Bowdabra bowMake a Perfect Bow for Hostess Gift

Supplies for Hostess Gift BowSupplies for Hostess Gift Bow

Instructions for Hostess Gift Bow

  1. Dovetail the ends of the ribbon by folding the ribbon in half lengthwise and cutting away the tip at an angle. Quickly pass all ribbon ends through a flame to seal the ends.Gift Wrapping Bows Tutorials
  2. Fold the bow wire in half and put in the Bowdabra.Bow maker tool
  3. Tuck the ends of the wire under the Bowdabra to keep they out of the way.How to use wire in Bowdabra tool
  4. Place the center of the 21″ length of ribbon in the Bowdabra face up.hostess gifts with Bowdabra bows
  5. Place the end of the 54″ length of ribbon in the Bowdabra face down.adorable & perfect DIY bows
  6. Make a three-loop fold-and-twist bow with the 54″ length of ribbon. Each loop should be approximately 3″.Bowdabra Bow making tools
  7. After the three loops on each side of the Bowdabra are complete, form a circle with the remaining tail and put the end piece in the Bowdabra face down.Bow making tips
  8. Compress the ribbon with the Bowdabra Wand.Bow making ribbons
  9. With the bow still in the Mini Bowdabra, pass the wire ends through the loop and tighten. Tie a secure knot. Bring the wire ends to the back side of the bow and tie a second knot. Leave the wire ends long.How to Make a Perfect Bow
  10. Fluff the bow.Finished Hostess Gift Bow
  11. Wrap a length of ribbon around the hostess gift, and use the wire ends to attach the bow.
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