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Figure-Eight Bow How-To

Photography: Anna Williams

Source: Martha Stewart


  • Ribbon

  • Fabric glue

  • 20-gauge wire

  • Scissors


  1. Make loops: Form a loop at one end of ribbon; glue in place.

  2. Wind the rest of the ribbon back and forth, forming a figure eight with each layer and making each one a little larger than the one before it, until you've created three stacked figure eights. Glue figure eights together at the points where the ribbon crosses. Let dry.

  3. Knot a second length of ribbon around the loops at the center; rotate the knot so the smooth side is at the front. Slide 20-gauge wire through knot at back for hanging; trim ends at an angle.

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