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How to tie the prettiest gift bows you ever did see

Learn how to tie beautiful ribbon bows for all your holiday packages

For a lot of us, gift-wrapping in general can seem like a mystery — and perfecting a beautiful bow to top off a package is sometimes downright daunting. But gorgeous store-bought ribbon bows can get expensive, and tying the bow all by yourself just feels so satisfying.

So what do you do if your spirit is willing to create a fancy bow, but your hands just aren't able? Follow these simple video tutorials and you'll be amazed at how easy tying different kinds of festive bows can actually be.

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The simple bow

Tie this quick and easy bow on any one of your gifts this year. It is perfect for when you are crunched for time, or if you don't want to make an individualized bow for every single present that you are giving.

Next: More bow tutorials

Originally published December 2015. Updated November 2016.

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