How to make a set of bow and streamers
Measure and cut two lengths of ribbon one metre long using one or two colours or more
Form into three figures of eight
Fold in half, hold securely and mitre (cut) corners leaving approx 1cm in the centre
Secure with length of narrow ribbon approx 20cm long, then feed ribbon through the loops remaining
Once you have mitred (cut) corners tie securely in a knot
Now all that is left is to pull out the loops, trimming the raw ends of ribbon that are not looped into V shapes.
This is the bow which can be used with streamers as described below or on its own to decorate balloons, gifts etc or to be used for function decorating for example decorating a top table along with organza net or simply linking the bows with loops of ribbon. Pew bows and car bows can be made in the same way - Adjusting the size accordingly - The possibilities are endless!
To make the streamers
Cut five lengths of ribbon two metres long
Fold in half and repeat process as with the bow and mitre (cut) corners of fold once again
Secure with length of narrow ribbon as with bow
Hold fold of ribbons and split into two almost to the fold allow 4cms to remain unspoilt
To curl each ribbon, pull against a sharp knife or scissors taking extreme care while using sharp tools
One continuous stretch of the ribbon produces one ringlet of curls then repeat process until all ribbons have been curled
Finally attach the bow and streamers and the procedure is complete.