The Ultimate Guide for DIY Gift Ribbon Bows - Darn Good Yarn

The Ultimate Guide for DIY Gift Ribbon Bows


Complete your one-of-a-kind gift with a handmade touch. Here are our top 4 DIY gift toppers, all made from DGY Sari Silk Ribbon Yarn, which will bring your gift packages to life with vibrant color and texture.

    1. POM POMS

    DIY Pom-Pom's

    DIY Pom-Poms with tied bow


    Difficulty: Advanced Beginner 

    You will surely spread cheer with these DIY Pom-Poms. Make a few in varying sizes and color to add dimension, or keep them uniform - up to you!

    Click our Tutorial below for step-by-step instructions to make Pom-Poms.

     DIY Pom-Poms Tutorial 




    DIY Holiday Tree Gift Wrap

    DIY Holdiay Tree Gift Wrap - top of gift view


    Difficulty: Beginner 

    'Wow' the Minimalist in your life with this simplistic gift wrap design.

    Step-by-Step Instructions for making a Holiday Tree topper design:

    Step 1: Tape the end of your yarn to the bottom/back of your gift package. 

    Step 2: Tightly wrap the yarn around the center of your gift in the same direction about 10-15 times.

    Step 3: Cut the end of the yarn, and tape this new end to the back of your gift.

    Step 4: On the top of your gift, slowly space out your wrapped yarn on just one end, creating a pine tree shape.

    Step 5: Cut a 4" piece of complimentary colored yarn. Use this to create a bow for the top of your tree.  



    DIY Simple Knot

    DIY Simple Knot


     Difficulty: Beginner 

    A clean look with a punch of personality. Go bold or more traditional with your yarn and gift wrap colors.

    Step-by-Step Instructions for Making a Simple Knot (or Bow!)

    Step 1: Measure a piece of yarn that's long enough to wrap around your package multiple times, as pictured. Cut the yarn accordingly.

    Step 2: Wrap the yarn around your box 5-6 times. Your yarn should cross in the center of each side of your gift box, as pictured.

    Step 3: Cut a 4" piece of yarn that is a complimentary color. Use this to make a second center knot, or a more traditional bow, if you'd like!




    4. TASSELS

    DIY Tassels
    DIY Tassels

    Difficulty: Advanced Beginner 

    We saved our favorite for last. These tassels are more challenging then our other suggestions, but worth every ounce of TLC that goes into crafting them. They can be easily repurposed as a keychain or necklace. 

    Click our Tutorial below for step-by-step instructions for making Tassels.

    DIY Tassels Tutorial





    If you try these or any other DIY designs with our yarn, show us @DarnGoodYarn!