Tie a Bowor

Tie a Bowor

Tie a Bow

Is there a better way to say, “thank you” than with a bow tie? No, because a bow tie says, “thank you” in a way that no other neckwear could. We see you, bow tie. We appreciate you. You make everything so pretty, so shiny, and nice. You deserve all the good things in the world.


To tie a bow, start by tying a knot in the center of a piece of ribbon or string. If you're tying the bow around a package, wrap it around the package first and then tie the knot. Next, make a loop with the ribbon to the left of the knot. Then, make a second loop with the ribbon to the right of the knot and tie the 2 loops together like you would if you were tying your shoes. Finally, tighten the bow and adjust the 2 loops so they're the same size. To learn how to tie a looped bow or a floral bow, scroll down!

www.theknot.com)Bows are the perfect topper to gifts and a lovely addition to your wedding day decor. You can tie bows with any kind of ribbon or even make the bows out of paper. From simple bows (perfect for flower girl sashes and wedding programs) to more elaborate bows with wired ribbon (a pretty finishing touch for wreaths and pew bows), we've got you covered. Check out our how-to video to make a bow and read on for step-by-step, bow-tying instructions. (Source:


If choosing a self-tie/tie-it-yourself/freestyle bow tie, there are usually two shapes available: the "bat wing", which is parallel-sided like a cricket bat, and the "thistle", also known as the "butterfly". An example of each can also be seen below. Which is worn is a matter of personal preference. Some other shapes do exist; for instance, the Diamond Point, with pointed tips at both ends. This is a double-ended type, with both ends shaped, though occasionally, ties are tied in the single-ended type, in which only one end flares out to give the batwing or thistle shape, and the other remains thin. To tie one of these requires careful consideration, to ensure the broader end finishes in front of the thinner one.

I love gift giving and always enjoy the wrapping of the gift as much as the making of it. I like to play with wraps and papers, ribbons and bows but it can be tricky to get it looking ‘just right’. Tying the perfect bow can leave you cross and frustrated – which is no fun! So today I’m sharing my updated video on how to tie the perfect bow. It is something my mom taught me years ago and I am forever grateful. There are several different ways to tie a bow, but this method is so simple and works every time. The trick to keeping your bow straight is in how you wrap the center knot around your first loop. If you wrap under the loop, your bow will be crooked. If you wrap over the top of the loop, it will always be straight – simple! The very first video I shot showing this technique was a little speedy and so we have shot a new, less quick video which I am sharing today. I do suggest you watch it through a few times to get the gist: TOP OVER TOP. That is the secret sauce! Let me know what you think and whether these two visuals are helpful in teaching you how to tie my version of the perfect bow. Cheers! ~ Lia (Source: liagriffith.com)


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