How To Tie A Locket Bow

Image with hands making a white bow on a red wrapped gift

 

We all love receiving gifts, especially when they look professionally wrapped and almost too perfect to open. In this Christmas gift wrapping tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a locket bow for a present worthy of a fancy holiday window display.

Need help with wrapping your gift? Follow our gift wrapping tutorial first! 

Image with grosgrain ribbon and scissors needed for the red wrapped gift

Here’s What You'll Need

  • A wrapped gift
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • Scissors

To start, you’ll need the right amount of grosgrain ribbon. We measured ours by wrapping the ribbon around the width of the package about three and a half times and cutting it. Once you’ve done that, find the middle of the ribbon by joining the two ends.

Step 1 - wrap the ribbon around the width of the package about three and a half times and cut it, and then find the middle of it by joining the two ends

Fold the ribbon against itself to create an arrow and place it against the gift, using your finger to hold it down.

Step 2 - Fold the ribbon against itself to create an arrow and place it against the gift, using your finger to hold it down.

Take the rest of the ribbon, wrap it around the back of the gift, and pull it through to the other side.

Step 3 - Take the rest of the ribbon, wrap it around the back of the gift, and pull it through to the other side.

Loop the loose ends through the arrow you made, pulling tightly. It’s okay if it’s not centered; we’ll slide it to the center once our bow is complete.

Step 4 - Loop the loose ends through the arrow you made, pulling tightly.

Tie a knot as tight as you can to hold the ribbon in place, then tie a bow.

Step 5 - Tie a knot as tight as you can to hold the ribbon in place, then tie a bow.

Slide the bow to the middle of the gift and cut the ends of the ribbon to your desired length. It’s as simple as that!

Step 6 - Slide the bow to the middle of the gift and cut the ends of the ribbon to your desired length

If you need some extra guidance to see how it’s done, watch the full video tutorial. Be sure to check out more of our creative gift wrapping ideas for Christmas and beyond.

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