To tie a ribbon around a box, start by draping the ribbon horizontally across the top of the box with 4-8 inches left hanging to the side for the bow. Then, pull the long end of the ribbon under the box and back up to the top, crossing it with the short end so both ends are lying vertically on the box. Next, pull the ribbon under the box and back up to the top so you’ve made plus signs on the bottom and the top. You can then wrap both ends of the ribbon under the center and pull them up into a knot. Cut the long end to the length of the short end so your bow will be even, then fold both ends into loops, cross them, and tie them into a bow. To learn how to present a pretty gift by tying your ribbon on the diagonal, keep reading!
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