Pretty Presents: How To Tie a Perfect Ribbon Bow for a Gift — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

True, it’s what’s on the inside of the package that counts, but that doesn’t mean the outside can’t be just as great! Take the two loose ends and tie in a bow by first bringing up one end in a loop, pinch at the base, and bring the other ribbon around, under, and through the loop. Pull taut. Fold the ribbon around the edges and bring together at the center of the back side of the package, twist. Tie the ribbon in a knot under the initial vertical placed ribbon. Bring the ribbon up and around the edges to the front of the package. (Image credits: Ashley Poskin) Find the middle of the ribbon by bringing the two ends together and dividing in half. Instructions:

Prep your ribbon by measuring the height from the base of one end, the length across the top, and the height from the top to the base of the opposite end. Place the middle of the ribbon over the center of the package. Tie a knot around the vertical ribbon.

Updated: 10.12.2014 — 00:25