Gift Wrapping: How to Make Big Bows

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It is the gift giving time of year and that usually means bows and presents galore. But what about those big pretty bows we see on wreaths and doors? They look big, extravagant, and difficult to make but they're not as hard to make as they look. Here is one style of bow using large wired ribbon.

How to Make Big Bows


  • 1 ribbon cut to approximately 26" long
  • 3 pieces of ribbon cut 24" long
  • 3 pieces of ribbon cut 20" long
  • 1 Piece of ribbon cut 7" long

Wired ribbon cut into different lengths


For all the pieces, except the 26" ribbon, fold over and staple each side.

Wired ribbon with the ends stapled together

 Once you've stapled your ribbon, all the pieces are ready to be combined.

Wired ribbon created different sizes of circles

Gather the three 24" pieces and put them on top of each other.

Gather the three 20" pieces and put them on top of each other.

Gather your small piece and put it on top of those.

Fold and twist the 26" piece and put it behind those.

Wired ribbon gathered in someone's hand

 Now, it is time to tie all the pieces together. You can use a regular garbage tie, but zip ties are even better.

Wired ribbon gathered together with a zip tie

 Hold the bow in middle and start to form each side.

Wired ribbon being made into a bow

Here is the finished product; I used the same technique on each bow.


 Do you make your own bows for your gifts and decorations? What technique do you use?

Anjanette “Momma” Young and hubby have been married almost 23 years and are raising their six kiddos in the Biggest Little City, Reno, NV. Anjanette helps her fellow bloggers out at MommaYoungMedia, blogs at MommaYoungatHome where she shares life’s little tips, recipes, cooking, crafts, and is working on healthier living for her family.


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Hi Friends, my name is Anjanette aka. Momma Young, I am Wife, Mom, Brand Ambassador, Social Media enthusiast and writer at http://mommayoungathomecom. The hubby and I have been married over 20 years and we have six kiddos. We live & play in The Biggest Little City at Reno, NV.

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