Impress this holiday season by mastering these simple, sophisticated bows.
The Bow Next Door
Cut a large strip of ribbon, big enough to wrap around the present three times. Find the middle and place the present over the middle, wrapping the two ends around it.
Twist both ends together, and proceed to wrap the present the opposite direction, ending with the two strands on the bottom of the present.
Turn the present over and tie the bow like you would tie a shoelace.
Cut four strips of ribbon: 5 inches,
5 inches, 4 inches, 3 inches.
Wrap the two 5-inch ribbons to make loops, then place one on top of the other.
Cut the edges of the 4-inch ribbon into two points, then lay it next to the loops.
Wrap the 3-inch ribbon around all three and tape to the present.
Using a long, thin strip of ribbon, weave the ribbon through the tines of a fork.
After 4 or 5 times across, take another smaller strip of ribbon and tie it around the middle of the first ribbon.
Pull of the fork and tighten for a quaint and adorable tiny bow.