We're going to take our first 1.5" ribbon. We're going to measure it out 8". Pinch it in the center. We're going to give it a twist, slide it in. We want our pretty side up, ugly side down.
We're going to measure it out to 7". Bringing it back through, twist it. Y'all, whenever you're twisting your ribbons, make sure you twist them this way one time and then come back the other way when you come back across.
So the first one, we want a tail and a loop facing the same direction. So we have our tail and our loop both pointing towards us.
When we come back across, we're going to measure our 7". Go straight down. Y'all, it's the tail so we want both pretty sides up. On the outside, we're going to dovetail it. So we're just making an X every time.
For the next 1.5 inch, we're going to have our tail pointing out the first time. Give it a twist. Tail pointing up. So if our tail's pointing up, we want our first loop going up. Y'all, and guess what? We're not going to measure anymore. We're just going to make each one a little bit smaller going in.
Now our other 1.5 inch ribbon is next. Since our last one, the loop was down, so now our first tail is going to be down. Y'all, any time you kill a role, well, then you get to buy three more. It's a rule.
All right. So our last one, the first thing that we had down was a tail. So we will bring our tail up to the top this time. Bring a loop down. And you just keep following this same pattern all the way up until we get to the center.
So the previous ribbon, we have a loop down, so now we're going to start with our tail. Repeat same steps: Tail to the top. Loop on the top. Give it a little twist in the middle.
Then I like to finish mine with the center loop. So to get your center loop, you have your tails coming out on one side, a smaller loop right down the middle, and tail is coming back out.
Get a pipe cleaner and fold in half. Get it ready, then just hold your pipe cleaner tight in your hand and give your bow a twist.
Now, add it to your wreath.
You can add it to the base. That way it makes it easier to fluff. If you add it to your base, get it attached, then it'll sit there while you pull your ribbons and your tails all in different directions.
Trim these tails up nice and pretty. Y'all, you can dovetail them or you can just cut them at an angle. Whatever you like to do. Y'all, I also like to leave all the tails longer while I'm making the bow. That way when I come back in and trim them, I can cut them all at different lengths. That way you get a really cool, fun textured look.