DIY Fancy Loop Bow Gift Topper

This fancy loop bow looks impressive and elegant, but is actually simple to make.

how to make a fancy loop bow

Today I’m going to show you how to make this fancy loopy bow. It’s such an elegant, unique way to top a gift. I love how it feels a bit old-fashioned somehow. And my favorite thing ever is when something looks impressive but is actually easy. Yay!

All you need to make this bow is satin ribbon, hot glue and a pair of scissors.

If you’d rather watch a video tutorial, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Step 1: Cut 8 pieces of ribbon to the following lengths:

loopy bow instructions

A note about the sizing: I used 3/8″ ribbon and the finished bow measures just over 4 inches wide. If you use thicker ribbon, you should probably scale up the sizing of each piece a bit, but keep the same general proportions. Thicker ribbon = longer pieces.

Step 2: Use hot glue to form the ribbon into loops. DO NOT do this to the shortest 2 inch piece.

Step 3: Add a dab of hot glue to the center of the loops and pinch them together to form a double loop. Only do this for the 5″,7″ and 9″ loops.

Step 4: The largest double loop will be the center layer of the bow. Add one 7″ double loop to each side, then add one 5″ loop to each side of that so you have a symmetrical design.

Step 5: Glue the two small circles to each side.

loopy fancy bow how to

Step 6: Add a dot of hot glue to the center of the loops, then use the remaining 2 inch piece of ribbon to wrap around the center of all the layers of loops. Glue the ends down in back, then cut off any excess ribbon. If this seems confusing, watch the video below… hard to explain, but easy to do!

Step 7: Add ribbon to your wrapped gift however you’d like (I did the classic T-shaped look), then glue the loopy bow into place.

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Fancy Loop Bow Video Tutorial

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how to make a fancy loopy bow gift topper

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