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Tie a Bow Like a Pro

Filed Under: Essential Skills, Holidays, Know-How, Crafts & Celebrations

For an impressive finishing touch to any Mother's Day gift, tie a bow! Our friends at ModCloth show us how...

If you've gone through the trouble of picking out a present you might as well take an extra few seconds to tie a bow onto the wrapped gift. After all, Mom deserves a little more effort! (Especially because she'll probably take 20 minutes to remove it from the package, to "save for a future occasion.")

To tie a bow into a traditional rosette, it's just a matter of pleating ribbon back-and-forth, then gathering. Using wired ribbon is key, since it'll hold its shape as you tie a bow. For the complete how-to (along with two other alternative fancy bows), check out the ModCloth blog.

Want other ideas for using bows? Check out...

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