Open a pair of scissors or use a kitchen knife to pull narrow ribbed ribbon into colorful curls. Do it either of two ways. Curl a yard or two, then gather it into casual loops and tie to the package; or tie on several shorter lengths and curl them individually.
Make a small circle of ribbon around the thumb. Add other circles, each slightly larger, until the bow is the desired size.
Pass a short strip of ribbon through the center loop and secure on the back. Use crisp ribbon, and this will make a shimmering and unusual bow.