So, I’m going to a baby shower today and I need to wrap a present. I have lots of cute gift bags and bows but nothing matches! Is Stampin’ Up! the only company to do this? Okay, backtrack…I’m grumpy. I’ve been up since 4:30am and I’ve given up sugar for the past 3 weeks – I’m not a crazy fiend or anything, I’ll still have sugar in my tea but for those of you who know me, THIS IS A BIG DEAL. I’m a chocolate bar for breakfast kinda gal.
Back to the story….
So, I got some nice white gift bags the other day and decided to stamp the bag and add a bow – that didn’t work either cause they don’t match (did I mention it was around 5am when I decided to do this?).
Fine then, forget Hallmark, I’ll make my own! This is kinda my motto anyhow. So I grabbed some Paisley Designer paper and got started.
- I cut out 1″x7″ strips (in this example I used 9). I started with 4 of those strips and made wide loops and affixed each with a glue dot. I then joined them all in the centre and stapled them. I did the same with the next 4 and made the loops a bit more narrow. I then joined the two sets of 4 together. Make sense so far? Sorry, it was early and I didn’t get the camera out!
- Then, I took 4 1″x6″ strips and make loops again but a little more narrow than the last set. I stapled them together and used a large glue dot to add them to the bottom two layers…still got it?
- To finish, I took the last 1″x7″ strip and made it into a circle. I glue dotted it into the centre of the bow, gave the whole thing a little “fluff” and done.
These bows are really fun and easy to make – try it!