Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bows Tutorial

Four days before Christmas! I'm sure everyone is starting to wrap their presents! BUT you forgot to buy bows! Oh No!!! No worries... take a deep breath. Do you have 5 - 8 minutes to spare? Yes? Well! This bow making tutorial is just for you!

I made some bows with some blueprints from work.

They are super easy to make!

If you have scrap paper that you don't really want to throw away or even your child's scribbles... or progress reports from work, or notes from your teacher to your parents, ... any paper would be perfect to use for this simple project!

Cut stripes. I had cut 3/4" and 1" strips. 
11" is too long, so trim it down to about 9" or 9.5"
Fold the strip in half.  Twist one end of the paper to the folded line. Tape the one side down. I used tape, but you can use glue if you want to. Do the same thing to the other side of the strip. Twist two of the 9" strips like this. Tape them crossed on top of each other. I'm not sure if you can see it well in the pictures below.

For the next three strips, cut them at 7". Do the same thing, and tape them to the base of the bow that you started with the 9" strips.

I think 5 strips look the best. You can vary the width of the bows to your liking... but now you know how to make them!!

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