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Learn how to gift wrap a present like a pro with the tutorials in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A ribbon
- A wire tie
Pinch the ribbon and make a loop
Hold the ribbon between your thumb and index finger, leaving a length of ribbon as a tail. Wrap the ribbon around your thumb to make a center loop.
Make a loop
Make a loop on one end, pinching it between your thumb and forefinger.
Make another loop
Use your other hand to make a loop the longer length of ribbon. Make the loop the same size as the first, and collect it between the thumb and forefinger that is holding the first loop.
Keep making loops
Continue looping the ribbon and collecting it between your thumb and finger until you’re satisfied with the fullness of the bow.
Tie the ribbon
Tie the middle of the ribbon with a wire tie.
Pull the loops
Separate the loops of the ribbon, pulling them out one at a time and in opposite directions. Start from the inside and work toward the outside.
Cut the tail
Cut the end to match the tail you left, and you are ready to decorate.