Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Watch Us Wednesday with Frances: Create the Perfect Bow to Embellish a Gift

Hello Frances here!! Summer is full of SUN, POOLS, and VACATION!! But around my home, I find that we also get invited to a many of summer birthdays! Here is a quick and easy tutorial of how to create the perfect BOW to embellish a gift!

#1--Gather supplies: Paper trimmer, 1 brad, glue dots, double sided patterned paper, small hole punch, and coordinating chalk.

#2--Cut patterned paper into 9-1" X 12" strips and chalk.

#3--Using your small hole puncher, put 3 holes in your strips...1 in the center and 2 on the ends.
#4--Loop the strips so all 3 of the holes match up!
#5--Push a brad through the alined holes.
#6--Repeat, adding looped strip on top of the other.
#7--Once you have all 9 strips looped and on the brad, open the brad to secure the loops.
#8--Move loops around to get desired look and DONE!!! The perfect BOW for a summer party gift!

And here is a look at my finished product!

To create this sweet gift box, I found an inexpensive box from my area craft store. I covered it with coordinating patterned paper, and glued my BOW to the top! Using a Large Kraft Shipping Tag I created a sweet "To:" tag for the birthday girl! I tied it to one of the loops in the bow using Green Baker's Twine. For the gift card holder in the box, I used and decorated a Library Pocket, and topped it off with more Green Baker's Twine.

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  1. wow that is amazing. No more running to wal-mart to find a matching bow! thanks for how to!

  2. great tutorial! Love this! Such a great finished project!

  3. Fabulous project and great tutorial!! Tfs and have a great day. :)

  4. love this bow...i am going to save this for next time i need a bow...thanks for sharing

  5. Awesome, awesome tutorial and project, Frances! SO going to try this! :)

  6. Oh my... what a fabulous tutorial!! Great job and thanks so much for this new knowledge!!


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