How to Tie a Decorative Bow

Give your packages a little pizazz with a few simple loops and knots.

You will need

  • Piece of ribbon
  • Present
  • Scissors

Step 1 Lay out ribbon Lay ribbon flat on a table. Place a present in center of ribbon.

Step 2 Even out Pull the ribbon up, evening out both sides.

Step 3 Tie a knot Place the left side over the right and tie a knot.

Step 4 Form loops Form two even-shaped loops.

Step 5 Tie another knot Place the right loop over the left and tie another knot. Pull the knot tight.

Step 6 Finish the bow Straighten the loops. Cut or curl the ends using the flat of the blade on a pair of scissors to finish the perfect bow. Include bows on all of your gifts to really impress the receiver!