How to Craft the Perfect Holiday Bow with the EZ Bow-Maker Tool
The festive season is right around the corner, and there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by indulging in some delightful DIY crafts. For many of us, decorations are at the heart of our celebrations, and what could be more festive than a beautifully handcrafted bow to adorn various parts of our home?
In my YouTube tutorial (below), I took viewers on a step-by-step journey to create an elegant holiday bow using the renowned EZ bow-maker tool. If you missed it or prefer a written walkthrough, this blog post is your one-stop guide!
Why the EZ Bow-Maker?
Bow-making can be a daunting task, especially if you’re aiming for perfection. The EZ bow-maker tool simplifies the process, ensuring you get a full and symmetrical bow every single time, even if you’re a beginner. If you’ve been hesitating to try your hand at making bows, this tool is a game-changer!
Materials You’ll Need:
- Wired Ribbon: The wired edges give flexibility and help maintain the shape of the bow. I got mine from Festive Creations by Stephanie, which offers a plethora of designs and colors.
- EZ Bow Maker: Your magic wand for creating perfect bows! Get yours here.
- Floral Wire: To secure the bow and ensure it holds its shape.
Steps to Create the Perfect Holiday Bow:
- Preparation: Begin by measuring out your desired length of the ribbon. Remember to account for the tail ends of the bow.
- Using the EZ Bow-Maker: Slide the ribbon into the bow-maker, following the device’s slots and guidelines to ensure even loops on each side.
- Securing the Bow: Once you’re satisfied with the shape and size of your loops, use the floral wire to tightly secure the center of the bow.
- Final Adjustments: Fluff out the loops, adjust the tails, and shape the bow to your liking.
- Placement: The beauty of this bow is its versatility. Hang it on your tree, spruce up a lamp post, give your mailbox a festive touch, or even add it to a stair rail or chair for that extra holiday flair.
Crafting your holiday decorations adds a personal touch and a sense of accomplishment to your festivities. This bow, made with the EZ bow-maker, ensures you get professional results with minimal fuss. Give it a try, and don’t forget to share your creations!