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Tying a Wreath Bow

Martha Stewart Living, Volume 133 December 2004

Some wreaths don't seem complete until they are finished off with a large, lavish bow. A crisp ribbon will make the nicest bow; grosgrain, satin, taffeta, and velvet are ideal choices.

1. Cut the ribbon to desired length. (A bow with extra-large loops or extra-long tails will require more length.) Form ribbon into two equal loops with about 12 inches of ribbon between them.

2. Cross the right loop over the left.

3. Knot the loops by pushing the right loop behind the left, under, and through the hole.

4. Pull knot tight; adjust loops and tails to desired size. Lightly fold the ends and cut, creating a notch. Attach the finished bow to the wreath with a small piece of green florist's wire.

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