How to Make Bows Modified by the Georgia Agriculture Education Curriculum Office September 2005 Making a Florist Bow Step 1 Step 1: 8” from one end of ribbon, pinch firmly between thumb and index finger. Step 2: Make a 5” loop (half the size of finished bow) and pinch tightly. If ribbon is one-sided, twist length to right side. Make second loop and pinch over first two pinches. Step 2 Making a Florist Bow Step 3: Repeat this process forming 4 loops on each side. Step 4: Make a center knot by Step 3 forming a small loop over your thumb. Pinch and wire all loops together. Trim excess. Wire 14” lengths to back for tails. Step 4 Making a PomPom Bow Step 1: With ribbon, form a 9” loop equal in size to the diameter of the finished bow. Step 2: Wrap remaining ribbon around loop as many times as is desired for bow. Step 3: Flatten loops and cut off triangles at end, being careful not to cut too close to the center. Making a PomPom Bow Step 4: Bring ends together to meet in center, overlapping triangles. Step 5: Secure ribbon at center at notches with wire. Pull out loops, twist toward center, alternating sides to form pompom.
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