One of the most frequently asked questions about favors is how to tie favor ribbon. Tying a bow with your personalized favor ribbon may take some practice, but after a few tries you will find that it’s as easy as tying your shoe. In fact, it’s just like tying your shoe!
Start with a practice bow. The most common problem with practice bows is that the name or date will end up on the wrong side, or the ribbon will flip over in tying. This can be remedied by simple adjustments to the ribbon. One twist or turn can make all the difference. Practice does make perfect when you’re tying favor ribbon.
If you’re still struggling with your bows, or would prefer to use the “cheater’s method”, you can follow the steps in the following illustrations. You’ll need your favor ribbon and a 12″ piece of curling ribbon to make this “faux bow”. The best part about using this method is that it’s quick, easy, and helps you keep a uniform look for all of your favors. Tie the 12″ piece of curling ribbon around your favor in the spot where you will be placing your finished bow, and you’re ready to begin!