Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"No-Tie" Bow Tutorial!

Hi again...its Connie here! Today I have a quick tutorial for you on the "no-tie" double bow!

As you can see from this first picture you will need some I have used Moss Satin with Grosgrain Edge ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store. Cut four strips of ribbon - one at 7 1/2", two at 5 1/2" and one at 2 1/2". You will also need your choice of adhesive...I like to use Score-Tape.

First, take the 7 1/2" and one 5 1/2" strips and create a loop.

Next, add adhesive to the center of each loop and press the two sides together.

Once you have completed that step, you will want to add more adhesive to the larger loop, and place the smaller loop on top.
Next, take the 2 1/2" strip and wrap it around the middle to create the "knot".

Finally, take your second 5 1/2" piece of ribbon fold it in half, and then adhere to the back of your double bow to create the "tails". Trim to your desired length! (This step is optional only if you want your ribbon to have tails.)

Here you can see the final product along with a few others I with brown satin grosgrain edged ribbon, and one with red silk ribbon...both also from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store. You can also embellish them however you I added some pearls and a gem! I then added them to these wonderful Mistletoe tags which were cut out with the matching tag dies both from Our Daily Bread Designs.

Each year, four Grandmother, Mom, DD and I get together and bake our Christmas cookies for the season. Memories I will never forget! I plan on using these tags for the plates of cookies I will be giving as gifts this year to all my friends and family members!

Thanks so much for visiting today...for other fun cards and project with Really Reasonable Ribbons be sure to visit my blog!



  1. oh wow hun what a brilliant tutorial really love what you have done,must give this a try many thanks hugs cheryl xxxx

  2. Beautiful bows! Thanks for sharing the technique with us!!

  3. how clever, thank you for this tip

  4. Really lovely ribbons! TFS

  5. Well how simple was that!?! Thanks!

  6. I so love the simplicity of the Dior bow. Thanks for sharing Connie

  7. These are so gorgeous, Connie! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial!

  8. Awww Connie I love your bows hun, and your tags, Beautiful job!! And I LOVE this ribbon, its one of my favorites!!!


We'd love to hear what you have to say