Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Bow Tutorial


Hello again!  As promised I am going to show you a quick and easy bow tutorial that can be used for any bow, not just Christmas.  When I was wrapping my gifts for Christmas this year I wanted to use some pretty felt ribbon I bought at Michael's. 


The supplies you will need:
ribbon
needle & thread
hot glue gun
scissors

Step 1:
Cut three pieces of ribbon approximately 10" long and another piece 5" long.
 Step 2:  Take each end of the long pieces of ribbon and bring them to the center.  Stitch through the back and cross over to adhere the loops.  Do this for all three pieces.
 Step 3:  Criss cross the ribbon loops to make a pinwheel and stitch through all of the layers making sure to catch all the layers at some point.  Knot the thread on the back side of the bow.  Finally take the smaller piece and adhere one end to the bow with hot glue and loop it until it touches the other end and put a dab of hot glue to secure the loop.  When finished, put a couple dabs of hot glue on the ribbon around the box and press the bow firmly for a few seconds to adhere. 

So easy but it makes a big statement!

Thanks for stopping by.....

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1 comment:

Jill Norwood said...

Such a pretty bow! Love that ribbon! :)