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Monday, May 30, 2011

How to Make a Pretty Bow & My Favorite Things Link Party #2

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Hello to all of my wonderful readers! I wanted to give a big Thanks for all who entered my link party and started following me last week =D
I will be posting a really cool giveaway from f2images June 1st, so be sure to check that out.

But for now, let my show you how to make a quick, pretty bow.
I made my very first bow when I made my
Lovely House Rules on A Canvas
when I felt it needed a little extra oomph.. 
First, I took some pretty ribbon & measured the width of where I wanted my bow to go on to my canvas.  I cut that length & another half  of  that.  Mine measured 11" & 5 1/2".

We will work with the shorter length first.  Go ahead and place it print side down.  Then you will fold one side over onto the center point of the ribbon(it makes a loop)

then place a dab of hot glue to secure it & hold for a minute. Careful, the glue is hot!

Now bring the other  side of the ribbon over like you did with the first half, 

you are going to slightly overlap the 2nd half with the 1st half that is glued down.

Glue that end down & now you have 2 loops.

Cut another piece of ribbon long enough to wrap around the center of your bow (I made mine a little long because I was making it up as I went)

Set that aside & bring your longest length of ribbon in front of you ( the 1st one you cut)
Place your ribbon with the 2 loops onto the long ribbon and glue it where you want it to sit. 

Then place the smallest piece of ribbon on top & on the center of your bow vertically (I placed mine print side down for a contrast)

Then flip the entire thing over, where now your center ribbon will be on the bottom & showing the print side.

Place a dab of hot glue in the center of the back of your bow & glue one end down.

Trim the other end so that it ends at the back of the bow. Glue that down too.

Flip it over & your done. Look at how pretty. Now wasn't that simple?  

OK It's time for anther party!!

Please come link up to My Favorite Things Party #2
Stay at Home 


Rules to my Party:
1-Show off your favorites(crafts, recipes, DIY, anything you have posted on your blog that you love.
 & Link up (2 entries allowed)
2- Paste my button (located at the top of my sidebar) into your entry post(Mandatory)
3-Follow Me if you like my blog-not required but it would be nice =D
Let me know & I will follow you back!
4-Leave me a quick comment just to say hi so I know who's partying with me this week
5-Check out at least 1 other entry & comment on their post & let them know you saw them at my party.
Entries will list in reverse order-giving everyone a chance to shine at #1.
I do apologize that there aren't thumbnails this week, as I am deciding which link tool site to use.

My party will be open all week, so tell your friends~the more the merrier!
Thanks for stopping by!


Partying with
 http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/Sumo Sweet Stuff Keeping It Simple
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The Lettered Cottage


  1. The bows look gorgeous. Linking this up with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

  2. I joined your blog. redshadow1606@gmail.com


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