If you’re looking for a way to create a stunning home this Christmas, but money is tight or you’d rather spend it all on gifts, look no further! This article will show you how to make a bow tree topper with just a few supplies from your local craft store.
Christmas decorations can be very expensive, and if you find something good at one of your local stores, chances are, you’ll probably see it at one of your friends’ homes. So why not create something unique on your own? It’s quick and finished product is beautiful, plus, it’s SO easy to learn how to make a bow tree topper!

The Halo Bow

What You Need

  • A spool of ribbon, 4-5” wide;
  • A spool of wire ribbon, 1-2” wide;
  • Scissors.

Step-By-Step

  1. Measure out a 12-inch section of the smaller ribbon, cut and set aside.
  2. Take the larger ribbon and fold it forward, making a loop, holding at the center. The larger your loop, the larger your bow will be.
  3. Grab the ribbon and twist it around so the pattern faces outward, and create another loop of the same size on the other side, holding the loop between your hand and your thumb.
  4. While still holding on to the start of this bow, take the end of the smaller ribbon. Making sure the pattern faces outward, make a loop the same way, stacking it behind the larger ribbon. Repeat on the other side.
  5. Continue this pattern until you have three loops of the small ribbon and three loops of the larger ribbon on each side.
  6. Trim both ribbons from the spool, leaving a tail. Then, cut a 10-inch section of the small ribbon and tie it very tightly around the center of the ribbon. Tie it twice if you can, but leave some to spare.
  7. Repeat the entire process and make a new bow.
  8. Tie one to the front of the tree one to the back.

The Crowning Touch Bow

What You Need

  • A spool of wire ribbon, 2” wide;
  • Scissors;
  • 18 inches of floral wire.

Step-By-Step

  1. Take the end of the ribbon between your hand and thumb and fold it into a loop, with the pattern facing outward. The larger the loop, the bigger the bow!
  2. Pleat the end of the loop by folding it a few times with your other hand and pinching that loop in between your first finger and thumb.
  3. Create a loop on the opposite that is the same size.
  4. Repeat this process until you have made 6 loops on each side.
  5. Measure out 2 ½ feet of the tail and cut at an angle.
  6. Tightly wrap the center of the floral wire around the center of your ribbon
  7. Measure 5 feet of ribbon, fold in half. From the fold, attach to the center of the ribbon by continuing to wrap the wire.
  8. Twist the wire tightly to complete, cut excess with scissors.

The Puff Bow

What You Need

  • A spool of wired ribbon, 2” wide;
  • Scissors.

Step-By-Step

  1. Measure 12 inches from the start of the spool, make a 3-inch loop and pinch and twist the base tightly between your fingers. This is the center.
  2. Make another loop, this one 4 inches. Pinch the base of the loop under the center loop. Hold between your thumb and forefinger.
  3. Twisting the ribbon so the pattern faces out, create another 4-inch loop on the other side.
  4. Repeat the process until there are 4 loops on each side, with each loop getting progressively bigger.
  5. Measure a 12-inch tail and cut from the spool on an angle.

The Extra Large, Extra-Long Bow

What You Need

  • A spool of wired ribbon, 2-3” wide;
  • Scissors;
  • X pipe cleaners.

Step-By-Step

  1. Measure and cut 6 yards of ribbon. Repeat, set aside.
  2. Leave a 24-inch tail, and make your first large loop by folding the ribbon away from you and pinching the base between your fingers.
  3. Twist the ribbon, fold it toward you in a loop. This is the “bow-tie.”
  4. Make 4 more loops in each direction, each 1 ½ inches longer than the “bow-tie.” This is the “X.”
  5. Repeat the “bow-tie” making two smaller loops. Then repeat the “X” making 4 larger loops.
  6. Finish with a “bow-tie” loop; cut the ribbon after leaving a 24-inch tail.
  7. Use two pipe-cleaners, fold the two long, pre-cut ribbons in half and attach them at their center to the center of the bow; tie very tightly.
  8. Pull the “x’s” of your bow straight up while holding the pipe cleaners, leave the bow-ties out.

The Globe Bow

What You Need

  • Scissors;
  • 1” spool of ribbon;
  • 2” spool of ribbon;
  • Floral wire.

Step-By-Step

  1. Align the two ribbons on top of each other.
  2. Create a loop with 12 inches of the combined ribbons, folding away from you.
  3. Hold between your fingers, twist the ribbons, create another loop of the same size.
  4. Repeat until you have 3 large loops on each side.
  5. Measure 11 inches of the combined ribbon and create three more slightly smaller ribbons on each side.
  6. Create one more loop right in the middle, letting the tail hang down. Cut the tail so it’s not seen.
  7. Wrap floral wire very tightly around the center of the bow.
  8. Pull and shape the bow so it is in a globe shape.

Wrapping Up

Congrats! You now know how to make a bow tree topper that is gorgeous and will surely wow your guests! Each of these designs takes less than 15 minutes to make, with inexpensive supplies purchased at your local craft store. You’ll save loads of money decorating your home this Christmas thanks to knowing how to make a bow tree topper, all on your own! Invite your friends over, show them how to make a bow tree topper and create your own unique designs together!