Perfect Gift Bow

Be prepared….this video might change your life.
That’s a little dramatic.
But seriously!
I’ve wanted to share this with you guys for years!
And now you’ll want to share it with your friends, your spouse, your kids….anyone!
It’s not a sewing video.

It’s something I learned in high school and I use it ALL THE TIME.
It’s my little gift to you, since I’m sure you’ve felt like this before…

It doesn’t need to be that hard!
I’m going to show you a simple way to tie a bow on a box and it works every time.

Here’s the deal.
This method uses the proper amount of ribbon, without any waste.

There are NO knots, anywhere….so your gift actually lays flat on the bottom….and the gift-opener can untie it without using scissors.

The bow actually hangs straight, without flipping up the top.

And my favorite part….you don’t need anyone to hold their finger tight in the middle while you try to tie a bow around the gift!  In fact, you can even walk away in the middle of it and the ribbon stays in place!

I love it!
Okay. I’m excitedly rambling.
Let me just say:

Ready to try?
This is the first episode of MADE Everyday SEASON 2. Woohoo!
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  1. 1) Katy Roberson

    This is awesome! Thank you for sharing. I’m just shocked I haven’t know how to do this all of my life!

  2. I’ve been experimenting and wondering about the whole ‘bow business’ for some time. This looks so easy and wonderful – thank you, dear!

  3. 4) Jen w

    Game changer!! So great! Thanks for sharing:)

  4. 6) Terri Miller

    Awesome! Thank you so much Dana. Definitely the best trick for bow tying…so handy!
    Love your bow shirt by the way. 🙂

  5. 7) Tabitha

    What? Mind blown. Now I don’t have to tei things upside down. Thanks.

  6. 8) Tanya B

    LOVE it!!!!

  7. 9) lisa

    Life. Changing.

  8. 10) Diane

    This is fantastic!! I just organized my ribbon box yesterday so now I will be able to use it all to make the perfect bow! 🙂

  9. That is pretty life changing!

  10. Amazing how something so simple as tieing the perfect bow is such a big deal. I love this. Totally! 🙂 – Dori –

  11. Dana – I LOVED this – something so simple but makes a huge difference – I always get so frustrated with my bows flopping over! By the way, I’ve been reading for years but this is the first time I’ve actually watched one of your videos. I’m so impressed with the quality of your videos, and you are just adorable! Thanks for all the hard work and amazing creativity!

  12. Dana, I love you! That just made my day and rocked my world! And just in the nick of time. Thanks so much for sharing your secret 🙂

  13. 15) Jess

    How did I not already know this? I’m so glad I haven’t done any Christmas wrapping yet. 🙂

  14. I have NO idea why I haven’t watched the videos before! I totally need to go back and watch them all. Your voice is lower than I expected, but very soothing. I love the way you present things! (Always loved the blog, but the videos now are awesome!) Now I am not one of those crazy people on Pinterest that pins EVERYTHING. I’m particular about what goes on my board. But I have to say THIS is on my party board. I’m going to have lots of practice with this as I wrap presents in the next few weeks!

  15. 17) Genevieve

    Oh my God! That’s the best tip ever!!! Thank you so much!

  16. 18) Theresa

    At last! Now my bows won’t be off center or tilted anymore! Thank you. 🙂

  17. 20) Stacey

    Hello Genius.

  18. 21) Jean

    AHH!!! This makes me miss you. But that’s okay, because IT’S AWESOME! I have SO much trouble with bows!! I always have one end that points up and another end that points down. Really stupid looking. Haha! So, thanks for the tutorial!! 🙂

  19. 22) Leigh Anne

    You are awesome sauce! I’m actually excited about wrapping gifts now!

  20. 23) KChu

    You just blew my mind! This is it, every package is getting this bow. So glad I know this simple, easy trick now.

  21. 24) Ann-Marie

    Wow! I love wrapping presents but this just changed the way I will be making doing the bows. Thanks.

  22. I love this! And here I thought I was a wrapping expert. NOW I am! Thanks.

  23. Oh my god, I don’t think you were exaggerating about it changing our lives! I’ve NEVER been able to make good bows and have always wondered how some people manage to get them perfect. Now I’m off to practice! 🙂 Lisa

  24. 27) judit

    pretty neat trick indeed

  25. Thank you Dana! I’m so glad to know this!!! Seriously I always get to frustrated tying bows. Thanks girl!

  26. 29) gabby gonzalez

    I love it! I must admit…I was skeptical about this “bow tying trick” you were going to share, but I am amazed! And yes, this trick will change my life!

  27. 30) Angie

    Wow!! This is such a great video – easy to follow and great results! Thanks for taking the time to show us!

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  29. 32) Holly

    Is it a coincidence that you’re wearing a bow shirt?? 🙂

  30. 33) Donna

    Awesome! You are a brilliant woman! I’m rubbish at wrapping but now I’m going to look like a goddess thanks to you! Thanks x

  31. 34) hannahk

    oh yes this has made my December! thank you 🙂

  32. 35) Diana

    Tried it. Love it. Thanks 🙂

  33. 36) Lauren

    I just started my marathon of gift wrapping and used this tutorial for the first 5 boxes. Thank you so much for posting about this seemingly simple thing. My next couple days will be much easier because of this. Thanks!

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  36. 41) Barbara OC

    I wrapped a present as I watched this and it came out perfect. Thank you so much Dana. What a great tutorial!

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  40. 45) Linda Ruiz

    HI Dana I have fought with bows for many years. I bookmarked your video so I can practice when I have
    a box/ribbon handy.

    Thank you and have a very Merry Christmas!!!


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