Nothing enhances a gorgeously wrapped gift like a creative ribbon or bow. But tying that gorgeous ribbon like you tied your shoe in kindergarten doesn’t do the gift any justice. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to tie a ribbon like a pro, here’s your chance! SampleHouse has a wide selection of ribbons to adorn your purchase. Here are our 5 favorite ribbon tying methods with video tutorials:
1. The Pom Pom
The pom pom bow is puffy, fluffy, and perfect for adding to a birthday gift! It’s essentially a collection of loops gathered at one central point, giving it its round shape. The pom pom bow is easy to achieve in just a few steps and you can adjust the size to make one huge pom pom bow or a small cluster for the top of a box.
2. The Butterfly Bow
The butterfly bow is a SampleHouse favorite because just like the pom pom, it’s easy to customize and it looks great at any size. There’s also an added bonus to knowing how to tie a butterfly bow: it looks great around a precious ponytail. This bow works great on gifts and around flower vases, making it one of the most versatile. Tip: this bow works best with wired ribbon so the loops stay round.
3. The Fork Ribbon
A fork ribbon? Yes, a fork ribbon. If you a have a tiny gift or a need for a few rather tiny bows, the fork ribbon method is perfect. Using just a fork and small length of thin ribbon, you can make a handful of the tiniest, most adorable bows you’ll want to keep for yourself. The fork ribbon is also easy to glue onto a tiny hair clip, a great gift for a newborn or toddler.
4. The Floral Bow
The floral bow is what you see most often on large floral arrangements, so it really works best on a large scale. The floral bow is similar to the pom pom, but has two “tails” at the bottom, giving it a traditional look. The floral bow works well with either wired or flat ribbon, so the color and print options are almost limitless.
5. The Bowtie Bow
The bowtie ribbon is classic and the perfect complement to a gift bag or wrap that calls for a simple accent. The shape is compact and works best in smaller sizes and with thicker, satin ribbon. The bowtie ribbon is easy to learn and can be made in no time for last minute gift-giving.
Now that you’ve learned how to tie a beautiful bow, get shopping for the perfect gift! Not only does SampleHouse offer items for every occasion, we also carry a wide variety of gift bags to “tie” it all together. Happy gifting!