These miniature ribbons are made using an ordinary fork… and believe it or not, this method works surprisingly well! These tiny bows are not just perfect for gift wrapping, but they can also be used for hair making accessories, greeting cards, and ornaments.
Learn how to make them by following the step by step instructions in the video, and don’t forget to check out some of the useful tips we posted below. Once you got the hang of this fork technique, you can easily come up with a number of bows in just a few minutes.
Here are the materials you’ll need:
- Chiffon ribbon (wide)
- Satin ribbon (narrow)
And here are some great tips from Handimania, to help you get started.
- The width, the thickness and softness of your ribbon does matter! The best tiny bows are made of chiffon. They are common and easy to get at any small-wares.
- It is better to shape your bow while it is still on the fork. As soon as you take it off, it is hard to put it back on the fork.
- If you need a bigger size of a bow (you can see one on the last picture), feel free to make it, but remember: Use soft, thin fabric and bind it loose on the fork!
- The ribbon you wrap your bow with should always be narrower than the one you picked for your bow. (it simply looks much better).
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Feel free to share your own ribbon making tips by leaving your comments below.