December 11, 2018

How to tie a perfect bow for your Chanukah gift

A beautifully tied bow elevates any gift, making even the most humble present one the recipient will ooh and aah over — even before it’s opened.

I learned this technique from a friend who used to wrap gifts at a department store. All you need is a spool of ribbon and a pair of scissors, and your bows will never be the same. 

1. Wrap a ribbon around the gift

2. Accordion-fold another piece of ribbon

3. Cut slits in the center

4. Tie the first ribbon to the loops

5. Fluff the loops