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How to Tie a Diagonal Chair Bow

June 08, 2017 3 min read

how to tie chair sash bow

Make your own stand-out chiar sashes with this gorgeous diagonal chair bow

Today's tutorial is another super simple DIY that I'm really excited to share with you. The end product looks amazing and the fact that it takes little to not time to create is a huge bonus. the diagonal chair bow, or knot, is completed in just a few steps and it's a no mess, no-sew tutorial, making it perfect for the event planner who wants to re-purpose the materials needed to make these chair sashes.

In addition to these chair sashes being incredibly easy to create, they're also customizable. Factors to take into consideration in order to change the look and feel of your bow are color choices, ribbon widths, fabric type, choice of bling, and lastly, whether you'd want to tie a knot or a bow.


Watch the tutorial


In order to make these DIY diagonal chair sash ties you'll need:

Simply fold your satin ribbon in half in order to find the center point. From there, you'll use that center point to wrap around the corner of the chair and pull your ribbon diagonally down towards the bottom of the chair back. Pull one end through to the front of the chair and tie a knot. This is where the chivari chairs come in handy but you could use any chair. It's helpful if the chair backing isn't completely solid.

From here you can leave the diagonal chair sash as is in a pretty knot and simply add some bling for that extra wow factor. I've used the popular large silver rhinestone buckle to demonstrate how to add a slider buckle to your chair sash. Not only does it look great, it adds dimension to the design in just a few easy steps. This is a cost-effective way of adding a touch of elegance to your chairs and as you'll simply be tying the buckle to your chair sash, you could re-use it as a bling piece on another project.

The other option is to tie the ribbon in a bow, fluff it out a bit and add your choice of slider buckle or brooch. I've pinned an antique starburst brooch to the bow as it's a very popular choice and it always looks great. This timeless piece also has a matching antique starburst napkin ring, should you want to incorporate that into your tableware.


Quick Ideas

Possibly the easiest way to change the look and feel of the diagonal chair sash is to use a different type of fabric. Organza is a great option for weddings. Fabric like tulle, burlap, and lace could also work very well. Of course, you could play around with any fabric type and even fabric combinations to get the look and feel you're going for.

The sky is the limit when it comes to the type of embellishment you want to use on your diagonal chair sashes. I've opted for something simple but if you'd like to add an extra sparkle you could even use two or more items. Consider adding in a flower or two if you're making use of the knot version.



Shop the Rhinestone Products we used in the making of this diagonal chair sash





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