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Outdoor Decorative Bows

Photography: Matthew Hranek

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2003


When it comes to decorative outdoor lighting, let the architecture and landscape of your house -- along with your imagination and our ideas -- guide you. With little effort, you can give your home extra holiday sparkle. Waterproofing spray keeps ribbons looking crisp in the face of wintry weather.


  • Wide satin ribbon

  • Scissors

  • Surface sealer


  1. Fashion a wide, bold-colored ribbon in satin or another fabric into a generous bow. Even ends by trimming.

  2. Spray with surface sealer, available at craft stores, and let dry before displaying outdoors.

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