OMGoodness!!! I found the most amazing site this morning! It's FULL of ideas for gifts, party favors, wrapping and so much more... but the thing that I L-O-V-E-D was their tutorial on tying the PERFECT BOW. I am totally bow challenged. Ask my mom. Whenever I'm home and I have to tie a bow, I hand it over to her. She ties BEAUTEEMOUS bows. I'm SO self-conscious about my skills. After watching this video, I'm pretty sure I can do it. This technique eliminates guessing how much ribbon you need and saves you from wasting a ton of extra ribbon. It also creates a flat bottom so there's no wobbly gift sitting under the tree. Check it out. You'll have MAD bow tying skills after watching it.
I'm going to try it out NOW. :o)