The last step is the bow. Cut the ribbon into double the length of the size bow you want. If you want your bow to be 6 inches wide, cut 12 inches of ribbon. Dip your ribbon into fabric stiffener, then carefully wring it out so it’s not dripping.
Next, fold the ribbon so that the two ends meet in the middle. Make sure to let it dry flat and the way you want it to look, because fabric stiffener gives it the shape it needs to stay dimensional. Use a small scrap piece of ribbon to create the bow in the center.
I put the whole bow, still wet, on a kitchen towel and then used two small bottles of paint to prop the sides of the bow up to give it that dimension I needed since I was using ribbon with no wire. You can skip the fabric stiffener if you use a ribbon with wire.