May. 2010 28

Paper Bows, pt 2

Guh! I’m running behind this week. But, better late than never right?

So last week my post was on making traditional paper bows like you get for wrapping gifts. But if you really want a show stopping box topping bow, this is it. The Strip Bow!
Ok, the name needs a little work…but it is what it is.

This tutorial will be for a rather large bow: 6.5″ in diameter to be exact. If you want to change the size of the bow, simply cut shorter strips…
What you’ll need:
-2 Pieces of paper, different colors are ideal
-Lot of tape

1. Cut about 20 strips 1/2″ by 6″ out of paper #1 (I used peach)
2. Cut about 15 strips 1/2″ by 4″ out of paper #2 (I used light pink)
***Set up for your next couple steps by cutting about a million pieces of tape about 1/4″ -1/2″ wide***
4. For the 6″ and 4″ strips, fold in half. Do not crease!!! Line it up so the two ends are only overlapping for half the width.
5. Tape each together just at the end
6. Cut a circle out of paper #1. I just traced the roll of tape for the size
7. Tape the 6″ strips around in the circle. Overlap each one with the one before it, about half the width. (I ended up using 17 to make it all the way around)
8. For the last 6″ piece, untape the fold. Tape the top piece to the circle just as with the rest of the strips. Lift the adjacent folded strip slightly and tape the bottom half under these strips.

9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 for the 4″  pieces. The inner diameter should be smaller than the previous circle.

10. Fold the extra strips into figure 8s and loops. Interlock and weave

8. Tape the looped pieces to the inner most part of the bow

Ta-Daaaaa!!! All done

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6 Responses to “Paper Bows, pt 2”

  1. June 1st

    Well, aren’t those the cutest! :) Thank you so much for stopping by and following. I’m following you too! :)

    Have a super week!
    Erin :)

  2. June 1st

    I am always looking for different paper craft ideas and this ones is soooo cute. I love different bow ideas. Thanks so much for the tutuorial.

    I came over here via Get Your Craft On.

    Hope you can visit me sometimes over at Pittypat Paperie.

  3. June 2nd

    I just love this! Would you drop by my blog and link to this on my linking party? I made a mistake and the party is open all week, so I’d love to have you! all the best!

  4. June 2nd

    Aren’t these just so cute! I can see lots of possibilities with these!

  5. June 3rd

    Well, aren’t those the cutest! :) Thank you so much for stopping by and following. I’m following you too! :)

    Have a super week!
    Erin :)

  6. June 3rd

    Thanks so much for Linking up on Craft Schooling Sunday, I’m going to share this with everyone on Sunday, so do drop by for another party1

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