Ten days until Christmas!!!! Are you ready? I’m sure getting excited. This year I’ll be going home which is nice because the weather here has been kinda sad. Just rainy and not Christmassy at all. It has not helped me to get in the holiday spirit. Still, Ryan and I have our whole house decorated, except our outdoor lights, oops!
This year was the first one where I decorated some of the basement. After Christmas last year, I bought a bunch of decorations on super clearance for the sole purpose of adding some holiday spirit to the downstairs living room area. Once I had the tree up and decorated, I realized that I was still missing a tree topper. So, with the wired ribbon I already had, some extra wire and improvisation, I made a bow for the new tree.
The first thing to do, is to have an idea on how big to make your bow. The starting point will be the first loop. Just cut a strip of ribbon and form a loop.
Then, measure how long your next fabric cuts will have to be by creating a second loop that’s bigger than than first one.
From that measure, cut three strips of fabric for the middle loops and three longer ones for the back loops.
Start assembling the bow by arranging the front loop with the three middle loops together. To add extra contrast, I made some of the loops on the reverse.
Wrap wire around the middle to hold them together.
Loop the three back strips together and wrap wire around their center.
With some more wire, connect both pieces to create one big bow. Plump up the loop to make it nice and full.
Next, we need to make some legs for the bow. Cut two strips of ribbon about 1/4 of the length of the tree.
To make the pointy ends, fold in half lengthwise and cut from the outer ends to a point in the middle of the ribbon.
Attach everything to the tree with some more wire.
You can make it as dainty or as pompous as you want. Just have fun with it!