As shown as ornaments. We started with 1 yard of wide grosgrain ribbon.
1. Make a series of accordion folds (our folds are 1 inch), holding the folds in place with your fingers as you work. Finish with both ends of the ribbon facing the same direction. Thread a needle and knot it, leaving a 1-inch tail. Pass the needle and thread through the layers, about 1/4 inch from the selvage edge.
2. Bring ends of thread together; knot, close to the ribbon. Cut off excess thread. Glue ends of ribbon together, covering the knot. Shift folds so they're evenly spaced.
3. Press the center of the bow to flatten, rotating the folds in one direction.
To make a triple-loop sash bow with extra-long tails, start with four pieces of satin ribbon: one 16 inches long, one 20 inches, one 24 inches, and one 4 yards (for the tails). For a double-loop sash bow, eliminate a layer of loops. For shorter tails, use a smaller length of ribbon. Notch if desired.
1. Make loops: For each of the three shortest ribbons, fold ends toward the center, overlapping them; secure with fabric glue. Stack loops. Lay the 4-yard piece across the center of the loops, and knot.
2. Rotate knot to back of bow. Trim ends of tails at an angle. Slide 20-gauge wire through knot at back for hanging.
As shown on the chandelier.
1. Cross left end of the ribbon over right.
2. Knot by passing left end behind right, under, and up through opening (make sure ribbon is not twisted or bunched).
3. Pull on the ends of the ribbon to create a tight, smooth knot.
4. Adjust to desired shape, and notch the ends.
As shown on the ribbon card holder, the candy tray, and the votives.
1. Fold ends of a piece of ribbon in toward the center, overlapping them; secure with fabric glue. Flatten at center and glue to secure. Cover center with a second piece of ribbon, gluing at back of bow; for a cinched bow, wrap center more tightly.
2. Adjust to desired shape.