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  1. Sean Blaney
    September 11, 2018 @ 5:54 pm

    Thank you for making this tutorial! I have a feeling making a bow like this is something that probably comes more or less naturally to most women, but for some reason as a guy I’m just not good at crafty stuff like this… so having a step by step tutorial helps a lot 🙂


  2. Brittany
    February 26, 2019 @ 1:16 pm

    Rest assured I’m not a psycho crazy stalker or anything weird I promise lol! However after reading your post about your mother I WANT TO BE UR MOTHER!! LOL I CAN ONLY HOPE TO BE HALF THE AMAZING WOMEN SHE SOUNDS TO BE🥰😍🤗💕 thank you 🙏🏻 so very much for this bow love it!


  3. Sandypnnc
    October 27, 2019 @ 1:09 pm

    You are so funny. I love your sense of humor and your bow making skills with the stapler. Just a thought, but I really like the long zip ties for the center of my bows and you can tighten them very well. Just a thought.😁


  4. Floranet
    November 15, 2019 @ 3:12 am

    Useful Content. Thanks a lot for the info!


  5. Vanessa
    December 4, 2019 @ 7:14 pm

    I found myself laughing and thinking this person is my twin because you just don’t know how many times I have tried to tie a bow. I need to tell you the stapler advise was genius. I can tie the bow and I really enjoyed the tutorial. Thank you!!!


  6. Christine Masterson
    December 5, 2019 @ 6:27 am

    Waao, I love it. It looks huge but mesmerizing. It goes perfectly with the wreath. I can use this to put on my outside door. People are saying it is weird but it is great for big decoration on to put on something which is big enough to hold this bow.
    Good Luck!


  7. Shelley Rodgers
    December 6, 2019 @ 2:33 pm

    Personally, I think your blog is a cleverly disguised humor post, interspersed with directions on making decorator bows. A most excellent piece of writing. 🙂


  8. Colleen
    December 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm

    I too have so much of that red-with-gold-scrolls ribbon in my ribbon bin. Why do we have so much? Was it on sale? In an effort to use up some of what I have, I plan to use it on my wreaths. Yes, it’s 2 days until Christmas and my wreaths aren’t up but I keep looking at that ribbon and…ugh! Maybe if I make a fancy bow like this it will be okay.

    Thanks for the tutorial and merry Christmas!


  9. Finisterre
    September 11, 2020 @ 5:43 am

    What a wonderful writer you are. I started skimming the post looking for the actual instructions since you’re right, I care very little about bows and just have this one I want to do; realised that the useful stuff is embedded among oddly lengthy rambling, had to focus a little more and woah! Victoria Elizabeth Barnes, you’re a delight. I am now sending this to a select few of my friends who will properly appreciate it (on a minimum of three levels).


  10. Kathy
    November 18, 2022 @ 10:53 am

    I thought your post on bow making was easy to read and understand, but then again, I’m a life long now maker!
    I would suggest adding how much ribbon is needed. 2 spools tells me nothing as some have 3 feet and some have 10 yards. Honestly, I’ve never measured how much I use. I just work from 10 yard spools, so Im guessing I use around 10 feet per bow.


  11. Tina
    November 28, 2023 @ 9:44 am

    Well, you saved me my sanity.
    Just when I was about to throw the pretty ribbon I bought out the window I came to your website
    Not only did I learn how to make a decent enough ribbon for the first time, minus stapling it to my kitchen table, but it was really fun.
    Thank you for helping this German woman making ribbons and more!!!


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