Gifts and Crafts How to Tie a Bow Once you’ve found that perfect gift, top it off with a gorgeous bow Materials Small Lindt Teddy Satin ribbon, long enough to wrap around your package twice, with some extra length. Scissors Gold thread Steps Start with the ribbon folded unevenly. It should be long enough to wrap around your package twice, with some extra length. Loop the ribbon around the box and knot to the top of the box. Wrap the longer piece of ribbon underneath the box. Where it overlaps, it should remain flat. Knot again on top of the box. One piece should still be longer. Create a loop with the shorter piece of ribbon and wrap the long piece around it to create the bow. Cut the bottom of the bow at a diagonal, then loop a thin gold wire or thread around a Lindt Gold Teddy to secure it to the box for an extra special surprise.