Making Holiday Bows with Brenna Henley

We’re in the business of making bows. Holiday bows for wreaths, garlands, swags, scones, doorposts, mailboxes, lanterns, chandeliers, and even puppies. It’s the time of year where anything and everything looks better with yards of ribbon draping around it. Picking out the ribbon is the easy part. Making the bow, not so much.

The good news? We’ll make the bow for you. We have rolls of ribbon and staff ready to help. But, if you’re scanning Pinterest and itching to try yourself, check out Brenna Henley’s video at the bottom of this blog. She’s giving us a quick tutorial on making a five yard bow with double tails. It’s all about the tails.

Don’t panic. The same technique applies to smaller and larger bows. First, some inspiration.

 Traditional plaid bow on a boxwood wreath.

Traditional plaid bow on a boxwood wreath.

 Love your pet? Express it in your holiday ribbon. Dog plaid ribbon on boxwood wreath.

Love your pet? Express it in your holiday ribbon. Dog plaid ribbon on boxwood wreath.

 Whimsical polka dot ribbon on boxwood wreath.

Whimsical polka dot ribbon on boxwood wreath.

Written by Cinthia Milner, garden coach and blog writer.

B.B. Barns Garden Center serves all of Western North Carolina, upstate South Carolina and Tennessee.