Hi lovelies! Another craft today! DIY simple wreath bow… if you’re anything like me you are pretty much craft illiterate. So, I have to really try hard to get something that works for me. I have this simple solution for you to add a pretty bow to a wreath that doesn’t take very long and still looks put together!
This bow is currently on my fall fabric wreath. I love it so so much and will definitely be using this technique in the future!
Hot glue gun
Start off my cutting two pieces of ribbon. One needs to be longer then the other. This is the base for the bow, so the longest piece you cut will be how big it will become. Test the longest piece first by folding the ribbon onto itself, if you like the size of this piece, then cut it. Do the same for the shorter piece.
Now, taking the ends that are cut, fold it over so it touched the middle of the ribbon, print side down.
Secure this with hot glue. Do this for both pieces on all sides. You will end up with two pieces that look like this:
Flip the two pieces over so its seam side down. Glue the smaller piece onto the bigger piece. Gluing it so it is centered. Like this:
Next, you are going to pinch the two sides together in the middle. This is to make it looks like a knot. You will glue this together as well like this:
You may have to glue all of the layers together if it starts to separate. You need to hold this closed until the glue dries and it is permanently glued like this.
Now you need to cut another small piece of the ribbon and glue it around the center with the seam in the back.
Cut two more pieces of ribbon, this will be for the part that hangs. Measure it to how long you want these hangy pieces to be. Now, glue them on the back of the bow so it looks are natural as possible.
This is optional, but on your wreath glue a strip of ribbon around where you want the bow to go.
Now the final step, gluing the bow to the front of the wreath. If you glued the piece of ribbon around like the picture above, make sure the “knot” of the bow matches up with the piece that is already glued on the wreath, this way it will look like it is wrapped around then tied in one big piece of ribbon.
That’s it! You may need to use a pin or two to secure it if the bow is too heavy and droops a little but you can’t tell that until you’re at this step. I used only one pin on the very top where the bow meets the piece of ribbon wrapped around the wreath. This makes the bow look more perky and real. Also, I hot glued a little bit to the outer loops of the wreath of it would stay and not droop down. This can be avoided if you use wired ribbon.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, thanks for reading!