For a medium loop, cut a 7-foot piece of ribbon. Measure 0.3 yards of tape and pinch the tape widthwise at this point. This will be the tail at the bow.
The loop in Figure 3 is a standard belt loop that uses 1 yard - 24 inches of tape. The ribbon is 2 inches wide or the # 40 ribbon. This is a really nice big bow! You will also need a piece of 26 gauge wire cut to about 18 inches.
You will need about 4 feet of ribbon for the bow and another piece long enough to wrap your gift package and tie a simple knot.
For a medium loop, cut a 3 meter (2.7 meter) long ribbon. Measure 0.3 yards of tape and pinch the tape widthwise at this point. This will be the tail at the bow. Make a loop on the side where you tightened the ribbon.
|4 - 5||40 feet - 55 feet|
|6 - 6.5||70 feet - 75 feet|
|7 '- 7.5||84 feet - 98 feet|
|8 - 9||120 feet - 150 feet|
In general, when we use it as a tree ornament arch, we want the tails to be around 18 inches tall. Peel off the 18-inch ribbon first, then fold the ribbon to form the first loop. Depending on the desired size of the bow, you can adjust the size of the curls. Usually our buckle size is about 45 inches.
We’ll use about 5 feet of 24-inch wreath ribbon for a single bow and two berry bouquets. Make sure the bracelet and berries are suitable for outdoor use.
How to make a cylinder arch
The Decorating with Tulle website states that most sofa arches are 12 inches in diameter and require 5 feet of tulle. The 18-inch sofa knots require 7 feet of tulle, and the small sofa knots, which are approximately 8 inches in diameter, require 4 feet of tulle.
The general guideline of how much ribbon is needed for a Christmas tree appears to be about 10 feet of ribbon, or each foot of the Christmas tree. For example, a 7.5-foot tree would require approximately 75 feet of tape and a 9-foot tree would require approximately 90 feet of tape.
It seems I usually use 2-3 spools (10 meters each) of duct tape for each of my trees. Ribbon gives such a luxurious elegance to a tree, so it’s important not to skimp on it. Ribbons can get expensive, so I recommend using coupons whenever you can.