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Hi I am Sandy at AFloral and today we going to learn how to make double bows, meaning were going to use ribbons more than one at a time. So I got number 9 satin ribbon here, we got a bright pink and a soft and I am going to put them both together to make ribbon. When could we use this, in a vase arrangement even in bouquets or on pews so we going to start with some long tails and we going to use this like it is one ribbon and we going to make a large loop, a largest loop is first and we are going to scrunch that in and just like the other bows make it loop on the top and loop on the bottom. Make sure each of your loops get half a twist and each loop is opposite the one you made before it and half a twist and bring that up.
Scrunch it in, it is a little more ribbon to hang on to, so practice with a single ribbon before you try this, half a twist, now we have six larger loops. Now we going to make four smaller loops, again keeping both ribbons together, half a twist, smaller loop, scrunch it in, half a twist smaller loop, half a twist, smaller loop. Now we have six larger loops and four small loops, we going to cut the streamers, wrap a wire around the center, pull it to the back, remembering the front is where your small loops are, pull it to the back side and twist it very tightly. The beautiful part about this bow is when you are done, you can pull all of these loop apart and you get two toned ribbon, it is like magic. This works beautifully at Christmastime, at wedding time, anytime time you need to combine colors and is that not beautiful, see how each ribbons show up nicely.
Okay let us try it with tooling and satin ribbon, and you can do this also in any width ribbon but now you have the number 40 satin and some white tooling and we are going to use both of them together to give a soft nice look to our pew bow. Just like it is one ribbon, make the loop make each one opposite the one we made before it, half a twist. This is very important now, because you want your tooling on the outside. If you do not twist, you will have one loop with one side will have all satin ribbon and the other side will be all tooling. So make sure you give it that half a twist, and bringing that up, scrunch that in, half a twist, make another loop, scrunch that in, now you have to half a twist over to this side, so each loop is opposite to one before it, bring that up, now you have the six large loops.
Now you need to make the four small ones, make a little bit smaller loop, scrunch it in half a twist, make one on the bottom side, half a twist. Now we have two small loops on the top side, half a twist and two small loops on the bottom side, remember when I say small loops I mean just a little smaller. Then let us cut our tails, take a long wire, this is an 18 inch 24 gauge, you can use 22 gauge well, pull it to the back and twist tightly. Pull your streamers down and look carefully and this beautiful tooling just softens up your satin bows so nicely. Have a great day.