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DIY Messy Bow

Learn how to do simple, easy bow making with this DIY messy bow tutorial. It's perfect for all occasions and is so easy you'll want to make tons of bows!
Keyword: bow making, how to make a bow, messy bow


  • scraps of cotton fabric or non-wired ribbon
  • scrap burlap pieces
  • floral wire or zip tie


  • Lay a towel down on your work surface as this project gets a little messy.
  • Cut strips of your material/ribbon and burlap into approximately 1/4"-1/2".
  • Take each strip and wrap them around your fingers. You can wrap tightly or more loose depending on the size of the bow you want to make.
  • Pull the strips off and tie a 4-5" piece of floral wire in the center. Twist it closed.
  • Use scissors to cut through the hoops.
  • Hold onto the floral wire as a handle and shake the bow apart.
  • Pull strips into a bouquet. Trim until they are the length you'd like.
  • Shake and fluff!
  • Use the wire to attach it to a project, gift, or anything else you can imagine.