Monday, August 20, 2012

Make It Monday: The Simple No-Knot Gift Bow




Ever have a project or gift that requires a finishing touch with a little extra pizzazz? Well this sweet little bow may be just the thing. If it wasn't ridiculous to have a super long title I'd be tempted to call it The Simple-No knot-stay put-sweet-versatile-loopy-gift-bow.

I'm one of those people that tries to perfect everything, but tying a bow is definitely not my strong suit. So hot glue to the rescue!

What you'll need:

Ribbon
Scissors
Hot glue

Directions:

Step 1. Cut your ribbon into 4 strips 8" long and 1 strip 3" long.

Step 2. Hot glue the ends of each strip together, forming 4 medium sized loops and one small loop. See image above.

Step 3. Put a dab of hot glue in the centre of each of the 4 medium loops directly on the seem and press the loop together creating a bow shape.



Step 4. Glue one "bow" on top of another "bow" forming a cross. Repeat with the remaining two "bows" so you end up with two crosses.



Step 5. With one cross rotated into the 'X' position and the other in a '+' position glue the two together.



Step 6. Glue the small loop into the centre of the bow.



Step 7. Depending on what you're using the bow for you may be finished at step 6. I added tails to my bow. Cut one strip of ribbon 24" long and one strip of ribbon 14" long. Fold each strip at the centre on an angle and glue the overlap together. Simply glue to the back of your bow and it's ready to go.



Now what to put it on...

Happy Monday!


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