Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Bows, Bows and more Bows

 So, while I have been making cards for my upcoming markets, I have also been thinking about other goodies I could make to sell. I have seen these gorgeous handmade bows online and I thought I would have a go at making one. I actually took one apart to get an idea on measurements and how it all "works"!!

I started with a 6" x 12" piece of DSP and I cut out the following pieces:-

8x 1" by 6"
4x 1" by 5"
1x 1" by 4"

Below I've put the pieces back together, to give you an idea on how to cut them all out without wasting your paper.

Next, just wrap each piece around until they look like this, in the photo below. The 1"x4" just loops back around on it's self.

Then just stick each group of four together to make and "X" or cross shape (some of mine are a little wonky lol). These are then layered on top of each other from biggest to smallest. I used double sided tape to keep everything together, but I guess brads or even staples would work too.

Last of all add the loop in the middle and Voila, you have a beautiful, handmade, custom bow!!

They are actually really quick and easy to make once you've done the first and I now have a lovely, colourful pile of them sitting in a box, all ready to sell!!

Have Fun,


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1 comment :

  1. I love it...That would jazz up all the brown paper we get when i wrap all the xmas presents for my family...thanks for sharing...cheers Tam.