Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

neutral ribbon tree topper

You don’t have to be a bow-making expert to create this lovely tree topper! We’ll show you how to turn your favorite holiday ribbon (like this pretty metallic Gold version) into a gorgeous multi-loop bow. Just read below to find out how to make your own!
Step 1
To start, measure and cut a piece of ribbon that’s about 3" long, then set it aside until Step 5.
Step 2

Next, take your spool of ribbon and measure out about 12" from the ribbon’s end. Don’t cut the ribbon free from its spool! Instead, fold the ribbon at that spot to make a 6" loop, making sure its decorative side is facing outward. Pinch and twist the ribbon at the loop’s base, then make a second 6" loop on the opposite side of the pinched area.

TIP: This pinched ribbon in the middle of your two loops is now the center of your bow, and all the loops you make will join at this point. Make sure you keep a firm grip here as you continue to make your bow!

Step 3
Keep making loops, alternating on each side of the center, until you have a total of six loops.
Step 4
Now, wrap a chenille pipe cleaner around the bow’s center, then twist it closed at the back of the bow.
Step 5
Your chenille pipe cleaner’s ends should be sticking out behind the bow. Straighten the ends and spread them out a little, but don’t trim them! Wrap the 3" piece of ribbon that you cut in Step 1 around the bow’s center, then hot glue its ends together on the back to fasten this piece in place. Trim away any excess ribbon, if you need to.
Step 6

Next, separate each loop and shape your bow.

TIP: Be patient, it may take a few minutes to get a perfectly-shaped bow!

Step 7
Almost done! Once your bow’s in shape, all that’s left is to use the chenille pipe cleaner’s ends to attach the bow to your tree. Don’t forget to trim your bow’s tails to make them nice and neat!

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