This has got to be the slickest, easiest tricks for making a pretty gift bow! You will need a ribbon slide, ribbon or a strip of fabric and a gift. If using fabric, your gift can't be huge, or your fabric won't be long enough, but for something the size of a book, DVD, etc, you'll have plenty.
I used our Cheer Ribbon slides and a 2" strip of fabric from our Dear Mr. Claus collection, but I can't tell you what I used for the gift.
Start by laying your ribbon or fabric, face down and placing your gift toward one end face up. Thread the short end through both openings on the slide.
Now, loosen the threading so that you have space between the two openings of the slide. We are going to take our long end of the fabric down through that space. Just to be clear, or try to be anyway, you are looking at the front of the package, the slide is folded back toward the right so that you can see the backside of it. The fabric has been loosened and the other end is coming around and down through the little space we made when we loosened the slide.
When we fold the slide back over and pull everything tight, our gift is well on its way to being beautified.
Working with the long end of fabric still, bring it around the backside of the gift, over the top and down the front until it meets the slide again. This time, we will take the end of our fabric strip and thread it through the LEFT side only of the slide. You will have to fold the slide back again to do this. Hopefully the picture helps you see what I'm doing.
Pull everything tight and trim your ends. The backside of your gift will be nice and flat.
The front side of your gift will be lovely, having two flairing fabric accents to the left.
If you are decide to use different slides or ribbon, you will need to experiment a little on what it takes to get the right amount of pressure to hold the slide tightly.