Tie a Pretty Gift Ribbon

Confession time: I have just barely started Christmas shopping. But no matter, there is still time.

I do know how I’ll be wrapping those gifts once I bring them home. Last year I made a little video tutorial about how to tie a gift ribbon into a pretty bow without any knots so that it’s easy to take it off. It’s a simple way to dress up your present.

In case you missed it the first time around, I’m sharing it again. It’s less than two minutes.  Stay for the outtake at the end — I had completely forgotten about it!

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  1. Oh, I love it when I learn new things! Thanks for passing that tip along… I love the real cloth ribbon, too!

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  2. Great tips and video!

    Here’s how we make Handmade Gift Bows from Magazine Pages

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  3. Oooooh this is just what I need! Wrapping presents is not a strong skill for me. Bows, oh the poor bows look like, well lets just say they do not look pretty!

    Thanks for the great video! :)

  4. This is awesome! I always make such a mess with my bows, but now I know how to do it properly. Thank you so much!

  5. Love this! And I’ve just BARELY started my shopping, too!

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  6. I remember this & the outtake! :D Thanks for sharing again!

  7. Most helpful thing I have seen all week!

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  8. I am going to Tweet this link… do you Twitter? I will mention you if you do.

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  9. looks like my gift wrapping attempts when they’re thwarted by little hands!!!! thanks for the great reminder!

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  10. Precious! Thanks for the smile, and the info…


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  11. Just started myself.

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  12. Wow that was great, so much easier to follow than a step-by-step instruction page that I would need to read and re-read to understand! I especially love the outtake!

    I wonder if it is funny to think back to a year ago, and where you are now with your new addition to your family. =) Hope you are taking it easy and enjoying the holiday season!

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  13. Remembered this morning about this post and came to search for it and there it was on the front page! Thanks for reposting!

  14. This is really useful. Thanks for sharing!

  15. I have always struggled with my bows. So, thank you, thank you! Most of my gifts this year will be contained in hand-sewn cloth bags but I can’t wait to try your handy dandy bow making on my wrapped gifts!

  16. I came to your blog today to look up this very video. Thank you again!

  17. My daughter just took a job wrapping gifts for the rest of the holiday season… I will show her this post.

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  18. Love It! Thanks – I shared this link with my blog readers! You make it look so easy!!

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  19. What a great video. I so need to work on my ribbons.

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