After making all the loops you need for your bow twist the bow instead of the wire holding your bow together. This makes a much tighter and fuller bow.
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I would love to know how to make Christmas bows. Can anyone help?
Here is a site with good instructions:
I recently bought a bow maker at AC Moore. It has great instructions and is really easy to use with great results! It only cost 10.00 but I got a coupon out of my local newspaper for 50% off!
Does anyone have a template like the one used to make gift bows in the 60s? It was held together by what would looks like a push pin?
I do, I have a couple different sizes and styles. You can contact me at nsleepywel AT aol.com and I can give you the info
They were from my grandmothers crafting supplies.
How do you make decorative bows for Christmas?
Paula from LA
I have used these instructions for a number of bows, including bows for door wreaths:
No need to buy bows or ribbons to decorate a gift. Use any wrapping paper and a pair of scissors to make a matching curly bow for a lovely finishing touch.
Turn paper muffin liners into cute decorations shaped like bowties. This is a page about making muffin liner gift bows.
Use pipe cleaners to make cute bows on their own or incorporate them into a more traditional bow by substituting the pipe cleaner for the ribbon tie in the center of the bow.
This is a page about making bows from magazines. The covers and pages of magazines can be recycled into colorful gift bows.