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How to Make a Perfect Gift Bow

It’s never too early to think about Christmas, and wrapping the perfect present with the perfect gift wrap bow. Practice during Christmas in July, and in December you’ll be a pro!! Gift wrapping doesn’t have to make you crazy. Watch this video to learn the Japanese method of gift wrapping.  And making the perfect gift bow is easy-peasy using the Bowdabra Bow Making & Design Tool.Christmas in July Perfect Gift Bow

Supplies for the Perfect Gift Bow

Instructions for Making the Perfect Gift Bow

  1. Cut ribbons to appropriate lengths. Dovetail the ends of the ribbons by folding the ribbon in half and cutting the fold on an angle. Quickly pass the ribbon ends through a flame to seal.Dovetail Ribbons
  2. Fold the bow wire in half and put in the Bowdabra. Tuck the ends of the wire under the Bowdabra to keep them out of the way.Bow Wire in Bowdabra
  3. Center the 12″ length of wired ribbon in the Bowdabra.12 in Tail in Bowdabra
  4. Add the 10″ length of 5/8″ ribbon, centered in the Bowdabra.10 in Tail in Bowdabra
  5. Place one end of the 75″ length of wired ribbon face down in the Bowdabra.First Loop in Bowdabra
  6. Make a ten-loop fold and twist bow—five loops on each side of the Bowdabra center pillar.10 Loop FoldNTwist Bow
  7. Compress the ribbons with the Bowdabra wand.Compress ribbons with Bowdabra Wand
  8. With the ribbons still in the Bowdabra, pass the wire ends through the loop and tighten.Pass Wire Ends through Loop
  9. With the ribbons still in the Bowdabra, tie a secure knot.Tie Secure Knot
  10. Remove the bow from the Bowdabra, bring the wire ends to the back side of the bow, and tie a secure knot. Leave the wire ends long for attaching the bow to the gift package.Tie Secure Knot on Reverse Side
  11. Make final adjustments to the bow loops and fluff the bow.
  12. Wrap an appropriate length of 8½” tulle around the package, spreading the tulle along each side.Wrap Box in Tulle
  13. Use the bow wire tails to attach the perfect gift bow to the tulle.Christmas in July Perfect Gift Bow (Instagram)
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