Fork Bow Tutorial

Learn how to make a pretty bow using just a plain old fork! Once you see how easy these are to make, you’ll never buy bows again!
These work best with double-sided ribbon, but you can use any ribbon you like. A note about the fork- you can opt to use a regular-sized fork to make small bows, or a Serving fork (much like you’d use for serving a roast) to make larger bows.

You’ll Need
A Length of Ribbon
a short piece of ribbon
a Fork

Place the short ribbon in the center of the fork, weave the second length of ribbon around the fork at least 4 times. Carefully flip the fork over and tie the short ribbon. Remove the bow from the fork by gently sliding it off.

Then fluff each bow section. The end of a pencil works great to slip in between and fluff the pieces out.



That’s it! Were you expecting something more difficult? Now check out how to make a Safe out of a Teddy Bear!

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  1. this certainly sounds easy, i will try this. i think it would make a cute gift. you could put the gift inside the jar & then they could use it for a storage of their choosing.

    thanks for the idea.

    • I’m newbie and am enjoying all the different information I’m finding on your site.
      This bow idea is GREAT! I used to make bows at Christmas on one of those little plastic bow makers but, this looks much easier. Thanks so much!

  2. i’ve got to try this. i make christmas wreaths and have a hard time making bows. will use a large fork for larger bows.:springsmile:

  3. i tried ti the first time and it all fell off the fork. LOL so back to the drawing board and did it right the next time! how cute!

  4. I worked for a florist for 20-plus years and STILL have trouble making bows. This is a great idea, awesome tutorial, and I am excited to try it. Thank you!!

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