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How to: Make a no-tie faux bow

finished faux bow

Here at The Gift Wrap Company, we love all kinds of bows and we’re always looking for new ways to twist, tie and knot our favorite ribbons! Here is a fun and easy way to create a classy bow with grosgrain ribbon– NO tying necessary! All you need is scissors, tape and ribbon. To create this layered look, we used Wide Grosgrain in Seaside and Grosgrain in Lime.

Step 1: Wrap a box beautifully. We chose High Gloss in Green Apple to compliment the cool colored ribbons. For tips on wrapping see here. We added a base ribbon to the box, taping on the bottom.

Step 2: Cut ribbon to size : determine what size you would like your finished bow to be and cut ribbon to twice that size. ALSO cut a smaller piece for the center of the bow, doubling that as well.

finished faux bow
finished faux bow

determine the finished size and double it

Step 3: Tape the ends together. This will be the back side. Wrap the center piece around the middle of the bow and tape together in the back.

finished faux bow
finished faux bow

Please excuse my lack of a manicure! Usually I would have coordinating polish on.

Step 4: Add tails- also faux! Thread a length of ribbon through the base ribbon that is already on the box and tape down in the center as shown. Place your bow on top of this with double sided tape.

finished faux bow

Enjoy! Your Faux Bow will look picture perfect and nobody will ever Know!

finished faux bow

As the Creative Coordinator at IG Design Group, I spend my days planning our trade shows, styling theme shots for our catalogs and a number of oddball things in between. I love experimenting with new ways to use paper and ribbon because the possibilities are endless! By the end of a good day I am usually covered in glitter and have tape stuck somewhere to my body.