Add a bow for the finishing touch that will beautify your gift, but always make it separately. Never try to tie the bow from the same piece of ribbon you’re tying up the box with. Tie the finished bow to the package with the knotted ends of the ribbon already in place.
Learn the basic bow, pretty in wide or narrow ribbon. In making a bow, remember to pinch the ribbon tightly between thumb and fingers as the loops are formed and secure them with spool wire. Bend a short piece of wire round the center of the loops and twist the wire ends together tightly.