Friday, December 23, 2016

Ice Drops ~ The Bow

I've had several people ask how I make the bow for my Ice Drops. Here you go!

I start with a 12" piece of ribbon. I've used 1/4", but I much prefer 1/8". Tie the first half of a square knot.

Thread the ribbon under the chains on either side of the ring from back to front.

Tie the second half of the square knot. Snug it up.

Make the bow.

Trim the ends to the desired length. I add a dab of Clover glue to the ends of the ribbon and the knot in the middle of the bow.

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This is a very watery glue that dries quickly. I didn't want my ribbon ends fraying. I'm not sure if it helps secure the knot in the bow or not, but I figure it can't hurt!


  1. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Yes the struggle is real! LOL

    1. Haha! It did take me a while to figure out what I liked. I'm sure there are other methods that work just as well.

  2. Oh, I didn't realize there was a technique to the ribbon. Love what you've demonstrated ! Keeps them all in place; no sliding. Great thinking :-)

    1. This is just what works for me. I like the bow by the Ice Drop so that the ends are hidden. I also think it makes it easier to hang them on my tree!

  3. I learnt to make bows when I was florist, thinner ribbon is not so easy, but your instructions are very clear there will be lots of ice drop with bows


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