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How to Make Small Ribbon Bows

By Sara Budisantoso ; Updated August 31, 2017
Small ribbon bows are an adorable addition to any project.

Small ribbon bows are insanely cute and can be used on any craft or gift. You can glue or tie them to anything. These small bows are fast and easy to make.

Things You'll Need

Wire ribbon can be used to create these bows.
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

Choose the Ribbon

The bows are tiny, so thin ribbon works best.

Choose a thin ribbon for these small bows.

Cut the Ribbon

Use sharp scissors to cut the ribbon.

Take your scissors and cut the ribbon about 6 inches or the width of your hand. You don’t need a lot of ribbon to make these and any excess can be cut off later.

Make the Loops

The loops will look like rabbit ears.

With your index fingers make a loop with your ribbon.

Cross the Loops

The loops will look like an X.

Cross the loops to form an X shape.

Tie the Knot and Adjust the Bow

Glue or tie the bow to your project.

Run one of the loops through the center of your X shape and pull each loop tight to form a knot. Adjust your ribbon and cut off any excess. Glue the bow to any craft or gift.

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About the Author

Sara Budisantoso is the founder of HolaSara.com, specializing in DIY, crafts, and food (mainly baking). She has a love for architecture, an obsession with mid-century modern and cares very much for cacti and succulents. She is a Los Angeles native and currently resides in beautiful Pasadena with her husband.