How to Make a Bow with Ribbon: A Step-by-Step Guide

Bows are a beautiful decoration that can add elegance and delicacy to products, gifts, hair accessories, clothing, shoes, and more. At Shenzhen Unimbus Gift Pack Co., Ltd., we specialize in creating ribbon bows, high-quality gift bags, shopping bags, cosmetic bags, and other custom packaging products. In this article, we will introduce a simple and easy-to-learn method for making bows with ribbon, allowing you to easily create beautiful bows for your products and gifts. Whether you’re looking to add a finishing touch to a gift or create a stunning hair accessory, our step-by-step guide on how to make a bow with ribbon will help you achieve professional-looking results every time.


  • Two fixed sticks, length and diameter can be chosen according to your needs.
  • A ribbon, it is recommended to choose a soft and easy-to-tie ribbon, and choose a length longer than expected, and trim it after completion.


  1. Slip the ribbon onto the two sticks, the outer distance between the sticks is the width of your bow after completion. Note that if the ribbon is single-sided and smooth, the smooth side should face outward.
  2. Cross the left ribbon under the right ribbon.
  3. Fold both ribbons inward.
  4. Bring the left ribbon up and the right ribbon down, then wrap the left ribbon around and back to the front.
  5. Use the wrapped left ribbon to tie a knot with the right ribbon.
  6. Tighten and adjust to make the bow symmetrical, then trim the excess ribbon. The bow is now complete.


  1. If the ribbon is prone to fraying, you can lightly burn the end of the ribbon with a lighter to prevent fraying.
  2. If you want to make a larger bow, pay attention to the hardness of the ribbon. A bow made with a ribbon that is too soft will droop.
  3. You can try using different ribbons or adding decorations such as beads or flowers.
  4. Making bows requires patience and attention to detail. If you are a beginner, start with simple bows and gradually increase the difficulty.

Demonstration Video:

We have prepared a detailed demonstration video to help you learn how to make bows with ribbon even more easily. Click the link below to watch the video.

At Shenzhen Unimbus Gift Pack Co., Ltd., we understand the importance of beautiful bows in enhancing the overall look of our products. We hope this article and demonstration video can help you easily create beautiful bows with ribbon for your products and gifts. Contact us today to learn more about our ribbon bows, high-quality gift bags, shopping bags, cosmetic bags, and other custom packaging products.


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