Welcome and thank you for stopping by! I'm so enjoying Kari's party and I am so happy that she has decided to host such a wonderful event again! I'm often asked how to make a decorative bow so I thought that would be the perfect thing to share with you all today! Start with a length of ribbon and floral wire (for the small bow here I used about 18 inches of ribbon and about 12 inches of wire).
Make a small loop at one end of the ribbon and hold tight with your thumb.
With the tail of the ribbon, make a twist at the base of the loop and hold with your fingers.
Twist the tail (if using a one sided patterned ribbon, make sure the pattern is facing up).
You should now have the original center loop and two loops on either side. Continue to create loops on each side of the center by twisting and bringing the tail from one side to the other. I usually create 5 - 6 loops on each side (the one shown here is much smaller).
Be sure to leave a long enough tail so that you can create two even sized finished ends. Once you are done with your loops, take the remaining tale and bring the bottom up to the underside of your bow. Hold securely.
Take the floral wire and feed it through the large loop you have just created and bring it through the original center loop.
Twist the wire securely at the base of your original loop (on the underside so you won't see it).
Snip down the center of your large tail loop to create two end pieces. Fluff your bow and viola! You now have a pretty bow wired and ready to go!