hi i have just made a wired floral cake topper from flower paste but i need a tutorial on how to add the ribbon in sort of loopy bows it is half inch wide white silk ribbon but i have no idea how to make it look pretty, my topper is perfect but bride wants ribbon at bottom where flowerpick goes has anyone any suggestions
The way I've always made these bows is to wind the ribbon around my fingers (either close together or spread out, depending on how big I want the diameter of the bow) maybe eight times. Then I pinche these rounds in the middle, leaving the same amount of ribbon on either end. With a small, sharp pair of scissors I cut a V-shaped notch on either side of the ribbon in the middle and I tie the ribbon down with a thread or a thinner piece of ribbon. Starting with the loops on one side, I pull the innermost loop out to the side and towards the center of the bow. Then I take the next loop and pull it out to the other side and do the same thing. I continue doing this, alternating sides, till all the loops have been pulled out. Then do the same thing to the loops on the other side. With a little practice, you can get a very decent-looking loopy bow. I hope this explanation has made sense - it would be SO easy with a drawing, but I don't have one! Anyway, if I haven't been very clear, I'll be happy to answer any questions.
thanks ill give this a go ive got nothing to loose