Lantern Bow with Neutral Ribbons

lantern bow with neutral ribbons

Today’s post is about changing out my lantern topper from a Valentine’s decoration to an everyday lantern bow with neutral ribbons. A lantern is a great spot for just a little bit of decoration. You can make it plain and simple like this bow, or make elaborate swags with flowers and ribbons.

Browser looks comfy in front of the fire))) He knows the best place in the room! It’s probably mine too)))

Bow Tutorial

Watch the lantern bow tutorial here:


I used scrap ribbons for my bow except for one new roll. A simple bow like this lantern bow is a perfect way to use those short pieces of ribbon. It doesn’t really take that much. I’ll give you some Trendy Tree product links for some that are similar toward the end of this post.

And if you don’t know me, Trendy Tree is owned by my daughter and son in law))) I started the business many years ago and they have been at the helm now for nearly ten years)) So you will see me still doing some tutorials and blogging on Trendy Tree and sharing products too))

The wooden H O M E wood bead tassel came from Hobby Lobby. It has sort of a boho look or farmhouse. We hear all the time that farmhouse style is out! I don’t think so. Of course, it all depends on what one considers “farmhouse” decor.

Farmhouse to me means simplicity, clean and uncluttered, neutrals, light and airy, natural woods, practical living, and rustic charm. But I’m not a designer so what do I know)) I just go with what I like.

When I bought the beaded tassel I first hung it off a lamp and liked the way it looked there. Then I changed out the ribbons on my lantern and thought I would try it on the lantern. I liked it! So it will stay there for a while anyway. I’ll probably leave it there until I change out the lantern bow for something more spring-like or Easter.

If you are interested in making a simple everyday lantern bow, here are ribbon suggestions. Please don’t be limited by the ones I’ve listed, Trendy Tree has hundreds and hundreds of ribbon styles to choose from.

RGC138708 1.5″ Black Silver Ivory Stripe

45216-40-15 2.5″ Natural Black White Gingham Edge

41020-40-15 2.5″ Natural Iridescent Butterflies

RG01918J1 2.5″ Tan Fuzzy Royal Ribbon

RX9146TT 2.5″ Beige Ivory Dot Ribbon

RGC162901 2.5″ Beige Black Dot Ribbon

RGA103101 2.5″ Beige Southern Charm Ribbon

RGC1852C2 1.5″ Cream Leopard Print Ribbon

41125-09-21 1.5″ Black Ivory Horizontal Stripe Ribbon

EZ Bowmaker

I also listed the EZ Bowmaker. Now you don’t have to have a bowmaker to make a pretty bow, but it really helps if you’re older like me and have a bit of arthritis in your hands. Guess I just lost my millennial readers!

Now if you want to see more elaborate lantern topper tutorials, browse these links to my friend, Julie Siomacco’s Southern Charm Wreaths page. She is a fantastic crafter and makes beautiful wreaths and centerpieces. Here are just a couple of her lantern tutorials.

And if you are looking for a lantern, check out the home decor section in my Amazon shop. There are several there including one just like mine. It has served me well and survived the move!

Thanks for visiting my blog, I really appreciate it. If you have any comments or questions just leave me a note!

More from My Blog

My Craft Table

Spring Tulip Wreath on a Straw Form

How to Make a Deco Mesh Carrot Wreath

Easy Everyday Wreath Bow

Make a Bow with Three Yards of Ribbon

Cheerios Cereal Bars

How to Take Product Images and Edit with Canva

Home Office Desk Makeover

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *