Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Making a Bow for a Package


Start with 8 1/2" sheet of paper. Cut in to nine 3/4" strips.
(The tutorial I originally saw said you can use
 a magazine, but because the scrapbook paper is more
stiff, it holds its shape better.
This is a tutorial for a challenge in the Fiskateer 2.0 CHA On-line Crop.  This is an easy way to make a blow for a package. I think I posted a picture of the first bow I made about a year and a half ago.  It was the first challenge I completed as a Fiskateer.  
Leave three full-length. Trim 1" off of three. Trim 2" off of two and trim one to 3 1/2"
  
Make a double loop and glue ends
(Works best if they are long and narrow)


With loop at each end, glue in the middle

 



Starting with the longest working to the smallest, stack and glue the pieces and put the small ring in the middle 

After you tuck the loops here and there, you will have a bow


You may have noticed the finished bow isn't the one I have the strips cut from.  It is the one I made a long time ago.  In the tutorial I suggested you make the pieces long and narrow.  The ones I made for the tutorial were a little to short and wide.  The pieces didn't tuck in well and it just didn't turn out as well as this one.  I do hope someone will give this a try...takes about 5 minutes. I would love to give credit to the person who I learned this from, I am pretty sure it was a Fiskateer Lead, but I am not sure.

7 comments:

doverdi said...

Beautiful bow. Great tutorial. TFS!

Summer said...

Great tutorial, I cannot wait to make a matching bow for a gift, AHHH now to go buy someone a gift! LOL

Maureen #6745 said...

Hey, look at you go, great tutorial...
Love the pictures, makes it so easy to understand.... thanks for sharing...
Hope you are doing ok....
hugs, Maureen

Jennie said...

oh how cute!! great blog, I just came from fiskateers!

Viji Siddharth said...

Great tutorial! I remember trying this out! This was so fun.

kellyisascrapdiva said...

Marianne, I love this tutorial, I am going to try this soon. I just wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog! Have a wonderful day!

Doreen Vasquez said...

That is very cool! Unfortunately I don't have the patience for such things but I love the way it turned out! BTW - thanks for the love on my "Brace Face" layout! :0)