Saturday, March 21, 2015

THE BOW TUTORIAL

Remember my post of a week ago in which I gave you the tutorial for how to  make this cute basket? 


Well, as promised, you can now finish off the basket with the bow by following my tutorial. They are so fun and easy to make! 

Are you ready?? Grab your Envelope Punch Board and a cute DSP, and let's get started!


SUPPLIES:
Envelope Punch Board
Designer Series Paper
Bone Folder
Green Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
Cut your chosen DSP into pieces measuring 1" x 6", 1" x 3 1/2" and a strip about 1/2" wide and torn to the correct size, about 1 1/2" long.


Put the 1" x 6" piece on the Envelope Punch Board at the 3" mark. Punch. Flip it to the other side and do the same thing.

Take  note of where that tongue sticks out on the Punch Board on the punch portion. Place one end of this same piece at the very top of the tongue at the point where it goes vertical. Punch. Flip it over and do the same thing to that end. Repeat both punches at the other end. 

Put the 1" x 3 1/2" strip on the Envelope Punch Board, placing one end at the 1 3/4" point. Punch. Do the same to the other end. 

Slide each end of this piece so it is centered under the punching area. Punch. This forms the tails for your bow.

This is what your pieces should look like:


Use a bone folder to curve both ends of the larger piece towards the middle. Put a drop of green glue in the center and attach both ends to the middle of the bow. Hold in place until the glue sets, a few seconds.

Wrap the small thin strip around the middle to form the "knot", trimming the ends as necessary. Glue this in place on the back.


Bend the fishtail piece slightly in the middle so the two ends tilt downwards. Glue it in place at the back of the bow.

Attach the bow to the basket with a Glue Dot.


I'll tell you, these darling bows are so so so much fun to make that I find I just can't quit! Below you can see several more that I have created. The navy and white one has the knot formed from the reverse side of the DSP. This gives more of a contrast so a busy DSP design doesn't hide the knot.

And the pink one in the center was made with the fishtail piece unbent so it is straight across, even with the bow. 


Have a blast making these little cuties and adding them to all kinds of the baskets you will be creating! Happy Easter Basket!

Bow-tiful
Smiles.

12 comments:

  1. These are so fun! I love those bows. Thank you for sharing! Found you at Creative Mondays link party.

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  2. Cute bows. I've made a few like that, but I'm lazy and like to let the bigshot and punch make mine now, lol!

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  3. Aww. This is so cute! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week! Don't forget to enter the $5 Starbucks Giftcard Giveaway!

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  4. These are so cute! I will definitely try this!

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  5. Really cute...thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  6. Thank you for contributing to Motivation Monday!

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  7. Adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at Brag About It on VMG206!
    ~Laurie

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  8. I LOVE that! Could change gift giving forever! Thanks so much for taking the time to join us over at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week! Feel free to bring a friend :)

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  9. Great tutorial!! Hope you stop by and visit My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party too!! It's still open...I'd love to have you!!

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  10. Loving the basket and the bow!

    Inviting you to share some posts with our Link Up Party - Idea Box:
    http://milaslittlethings.com/2015/03/idea-box-thursday-link-party-3.html

    xx
    Mila

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  11. Thanks for linking up this week:)
    xx
    Mila (Idea Box)

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  12. Great Tutorial! Thanks for Linking Up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Pinned

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