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Rosette Bow How-To

Photography: Anna Williams

Source: Martha Stewart


We started with a 45-inch length of narrow ribbon.


  • Ribbon

  • Scissors

  • String


  1. Hold four fingers on one hand together, and wrap with ribbon, making certain it lies flat. The fullness of the bow will depend on how many times you wrap it around (we wrapped ours 10 times; for larger bows, wrap ribbon around your whole hand). Slide the ribbon off your fingers, and pinch it together at the center. Cut a notch through all layers on each side. Tie a piece of string around the center of the ribbon, slipping it into the notches; pull string taut, and knot.

  2. To form the rosette, spread loops outward, and twist, shaping them into a fluffy ball.

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