How many times do you need to make a bow and it’s just not working? It can be difficult for many of us to tie pretty bows. The solution? The “Fork Bow”! Here’s a no fail recipe for you to follow to create the perfect bow.
- To create a Fork Bow, begin with a standard dinner fork with four tines and a 8″-10” piece of ribbon. (Use a slightly longer ribbon for bows created using a server fork). Hold the fork facing you. Place ribbon across front of fork with 1/3” of the length to the left of the fork. This end of the ribbon doesn’t move. Wrap the right end of the ribbon around behind the fork.
- Wrap ribbon over the top of the first end and thread it down through the space between the center fork tines and below where the first ribbon crosses the fork.
- Pull ribbon end up through the space between center fork tines from behind.
- Tie the ribbon ends in a tight knot against the fork. (This photo shows the back of the fork bow).
- Slide the bow off of the fork. Pull on the bow loops to tighten the bow. You now have a perfect bow! Use Glue Dots to attach the bow to your project.
Photos courtesy of “Class in a Flash”