My Perfect Bow

December 23, 2015

During our photo shoot this season, the girls had asked about gift wrap suggestions, so we decided to start with the basics — the “perfect” bow! I handed the ladies a gift, and we got right down to it as we talked through the steps.

It was such a fun (and good to know) ‘how-to’ so I wanted to share! Whether for the holiday season, or just every day gift giving, like birthdays, engagements, etc. this tutorial is a great one to take a look through. Hope it helps you too!

What you’ll need:

  • Wrapped gift
  • Ribbon of your choice
  • Scissors

Tie the ribbon in a half knot

Loop the lower ribbon

Turn loop towards the right and wrap the top ribbon over the top of your loop

Tuck top ribbon behind the first loop

Pull top ribbon through to create the second loop

Fold end of ribbon in half and cut at an angle towards the fold. Repeat on other side.

Voilà! Not nearly has difficult as it looks, right?! Now you can gift with confidence, and know you’ve mastered the basic bow.

What does your go-to gift wrap tend to look like? Do you wrap with paper, or use a gift bag? Share any tips you have in the comments section below, I’d love to try it your way.


Vanessa Tierney Photography