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1. Form a loop about 4" in diameter and wind the ribbon around 12 to 15 times. Flatten and crease the loop so the inside end of the ribbon is at the top. Notch all four corners of the folded loop by cutting each corner at a steep angle. Be careful not to cut all the way through.
2. Push the notched ends of the loops together in the middle. Firmly tie the notched center with wire or ribbon using a double knot. Trim the outside edge of the tie.
3. Holding one side of the loop with one hand, pull the innermost loop out to the right, then pull it toward you with a half twist. Repeat with the next loop, but twist it away from you. Repeat, until all loops from the same end are pulled out. Turn the bow around, and repeat alternate twisting on the opposite end, starting with innermost loop.
4. Occasionally, cut ends will protrude from bow. Twist them into the bow and cut at an angle for a finished look. Hold the bow at the center and shake it to fluff. Use ties to attach the finished bow to the ribbon around the package.

Pom-Pom Bow Variations


Poinsettia Bow

Before pulling the loops out as shown in step 3 on the previous page, cut the ends of the loop to form a pointed petal shape. Cut the loops completely through the ribbon so that each petal is separate. Pull out the bottom petals from left to right, twisting at the base where tied. Arrange top petals the same way — no twisting is needed. Knot a ribbon of a different color in the center to form the center of the flower.

Chrysanthemum Bow

Before proceeding with step 3 on the previous page, cut three evenly spaced slits from the top of the loop toward the center. Repeat for the other loops, then continue with steps 3 & 4.

Aster Bow

Before proceeding with step 3 on the previous page, make an angled cut on one side of the loop (working from the tie inward), to form a short pointed tip that sticks out. Turn the bow around and repeat this cut on the other loop. Continue with steps 3 & 4.

Carnation Bow

Complete steps 1 through 3 on the previous page. Squeeze the bow tightly and cut off all loop ends using a curve cut. Fan out and shake the bow, then attach it to the ribbon around the package.

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