Jun 1, 2011

The Perfect Celebration Bow

Bows are the perfect toppers for all of your gift packages and treat containers! They can turn an ordinary gift into a thoughtful treasure! These instructions are for the thicker, cardstock-weight, printed paper. However, the pattern can be easily adapted for thinner-weight paper or gift wrap (measurements for thinner-weight paper are found within the instructions). This bow is made even more special because you can pick and choose your favorite printed paper, creating a one-of-a-kind bow!

Supplies Needed:
Favorite sheet of printed paper
Paper cutter
Hot glue gun
Double stick tape

Step 1
Cardstock-weight bows
- Cut 3/4" strips in the following lengths: 3 - 9"; 2 - 8"; 1 - 3"

Thinner-weight bows
- Cut 3/4" strips in the following lengths: 3 - 9"; 3 - 8"; 3 - 7"; 1 - 3"

Step 2
Starting with the longest strips, twist each side and fold it back towards the center front, as shown. Staple both ends securely together in the center (or you can use a hot glue gun). Use double stick tape for the 3" center strip and simply bring the ends together to create a circle.

Step 3
Not it is time to assemble the bow! Layer your first three larger pieces evenly in a circle, placing a dab of hot glue between each layer. Begin to layer the next size evenly, ending with the center little circle in the middle.

Step 4

Now you have a beautiful bow that just needs to be placed on a very special gift or treat!

The finished product! Need something to contain that adorable gift or treat you want to give? You can get our clear plastic containers online or in our Orem store!

Supplies used: Jillibean Half Pound Blossoms paper; 2 1/2 x 4 clear plastic tube; Red bakers twine; white tag die cut; double stick tape


Carla said...

That came out so pretty! Thanks for the instructions, I'll do them.

Carla from Utah

EmmaJ said...

Thanks for the great tutorial!