Christmas is incomplete without beautifully wrapped gifts waiting to be opened on the right moment. But what does attractive gift wrapping require? Let’s see, you need a gift, of course, then a colorful wrapping paper and finally, a gorgeous Christmas grosgrain ribbon. That’s right; you must not underestimate the eye-catching beauty of grosgrain ribbons. Not only they are perfectly suitable for your big Christmas bow, but they complement every wrapping paper perfectly.
Usually, many people do not understand the importance of gorgeous ribbon-wrapped stylishly around a Christmas gift. Believe it or not, an expertly tied Christmas ribbon bow can completely change the look of your gift. But for all those who have never seen Christmas gift bow or tied a Christmas bow with a grosgrain ribbon, things can be difficult.
Here are a few methods through which you can learn to tie a Christmas gift bow with grosgrain ribbon to amaze your loved ones.
When it comes to packing the perfect gift for Christmas, nothing can be better than grosgrain ribbon. It is an all-time favorite ribbon of crafters who love to decorate their gift wrapping and other items. Grosgrain ribbon is versatile in use as they can be wrapped around quickly due to its rough texture. The material of these ribbons is not smooth. It has a matt and paper-like textures that pop up a unique look in the form of Christmas ribbon bow. It’s dense and has horizontal fibers make it easy to be wrapped around, especially over edgy items. Its elastic properties don’t let the fabric tear up in half, unlike a lace bow tie.
You can tie your grosgrain ribbon bow in many beautiful styles. Here are some of the easiest methods to try.
To tie the most basic big Christmas bow, follow these four easy steps.
Step 1: Cut the ribbon in a certain length. Cut it according to the width of your gift box so that you can tie it easily around the gift. In fact, it is better to cut a bit extra for easily shaping the bow into shape with a long enough tail.
Step 2: Put the ribbon length down on an equally stable surface. Now put both the ends together and mould them in the middle.
Step 3: Overlay them to make two rings and two tails. Make sure the loops are fluffy and are in equal size. Shape the loops properly if they’re not even.
Step 4: Set the symmetries. You would not like the ribbon if one of the tails will be longer than the other one. So be extra careful about the balance of the design.
Step 5: Overlap the left loop above the right loop. Carry it around the back and insert it in the center hole. Prick and pull at the center nice and tight to make sure the knot is firm.
Remember that mesmerizing big red Christmas ribbon with a wire-bound you often see on your gifts? Try this next method to tie the same design.
Step 1: Cut the ribbon into two halves. Put the ribbon on the base of a flat surface.
Step 2: Design two rings of ribbon and overlay both halves of the ribbon to the central point and invert them in a way that the tails become loose. Don’t lose the grip on the ribbon otherwise; the red Christmas ribbon can be ruined.
Step 3: Cover and hide the wire. Enclose a beautiful section of wire tightly around the center (neck) of the Christmas ribbon bow. Wrap another piece of ribbon or use tape to stick and conceal it. You can use a combination of colors or choose a lighter shade of the same color for the second ribbon. Paste it with glue or stitch the wound ribbon piece in place.
Step 4: Tighten the loops and tails to make them firm. Modify the rings and tailpieces balancing the proper proportion. Cut the tails for improved protection from fraying. And your red Christmas ribbon is ready.
Now this one is the most interesting points. To create the best grosgrain ribbon bow, follow the procedure. For all those who are desiring to tie a Christmas gift bow, this one is ideal for packing big gift boxes and the design of the knot is especially for grosgrain ribbon only.
Step 1: Measure the ribbon to cut correctly. Cut 6 1/2 feet/2 meters precisely and wrap it around the box. Stick it with glue or tape but leave the fabric uncut for further steps.
Step 2: Make a loop out of the grosgrain ribbon. Take the circle behind the center joint. Make sure you hold the fabric in place with a tight grip. Fold the ribbon length at the loop’s crease.
Step 3: Make more loops and keep shifting them to the other side of the center. Keep bringing the circuit to the center, and stick them with glue. Your gorgeous big Christmas bow or Christmas gift bow is ready.
So these were some easy ways to play with your grosgrain ribbon for beautiful Christmas gift bows and wrappings. You can also make your amendments to try new designs.