Monday, December 19, 2011

Day 9- Paper Bows

Oh, we are on the down hill now.  Less than a week to go.  Don't panic we still have plenty of good things coming your way, everything you need to finish your Christmas preparations.

Day 9- Paper Bows
No package is complete without a pretty bow and here are the prettiest bows of all.  They are not hard to make; they just take a little practice the first time.  But they are so wonderful and the perfect thing to finish up your Christmas wrapping.


To make 2 bows you will need:
1 sheet 12x12 double sided printed cardstock.
1 paper fastener (the big gold brads you find with the office supply products)
Hole punch
Paper trimmer
Foam pop dot

Instructions:
*Cut the Cardstock as follows:
1.       Cut 4x12 piece
2.       From that piece cut 2- 1x4 inch pieces
3.       Use the remainder and cut 8- 1x5 inch pieces
4.       With the 8x12 piece that is left over cut 16- 1x6 pieces

You should end up with:
Two- 1x4”
Eight- 1x5”
Sixteen -1x6

*Punch a hole in both ends of each strip.
*Loop the 1x4 strip and place the Fastener through the holes.
*place one of the 1x5 strips onto the brad and then twist the other side around and place the hole through the brad. Do this for 3 more 1x5 strips.
* place one of the 1x6 strips onto the brad and then twist the other side around and place the hole through the brad. Do this for 3 more 1x6 strips.
*Repeat this step again with 4 more 1x6 strips, staggering them between the first 1x6’s.
*open up the brad on the bottom to hold all the strips in place.
*place a foam pop dot on the bottom of the bow to use as adhesive to place the bow on your package.
On each step I alternated which side of the paper I used, or you can use the same side for each step depending on how you want your bow to turn out.

Make a fun gift by placing 4 to 6 bows in a large cello bag; cut out tags from coordinating paper and tie together with pretty ribbon.  Place everything in a bag and add a tag that says “a little something to Tie up and Top off your holiday”




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