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Craft Time: Ribbon Reinvented: Store-Bought Bows

Posted by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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Each December they spring up everywhere by the bagful, economical standbys you can make uniquely beautiful. Freed by scissors, their coils uncurl into ruffly blooms; paired, those blooms become fluffy pom-poms. Amassed on a gift, even basic bows seem luxurious. You'll need lots, so buy them in bulk.

Cut Flowers
For best results, snip each loop at an angle, rather than straight across the middle. Fill an empty spot on a large bow with a smaller snipped bow, affixed with its adhesive backing. Then fill the center with a matching coil of ribbon attached with double-sided tape.

Bunched Bows
Cover the top of a present with identical bows or use different sizes and colors for a varied effect. Reattach any that pop off with a hot-glue gun.

Plush Pom-Poms
Like Champagne bubbles, these bows cast a heady spell. Follow instructions under "Cut Flowers" with two bows, but leave each center loop uncut; stick the pair together. Attach to gifts with double-sided tape. To create a tassel, sandwich ribbon between the two bows.

by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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elwalters77
by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 2:11 PM

I love these ideas!

brownhoney21
by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 2:52 PM

 I like #3.

MamaBear2cubs
by on Nov. 25, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Cute

aneela
by on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:16 AM

nice

bwsmommy
by on Nov. 25, 2012 at 11:07 AM

 These are so cute and neat !

Turtledoves
by on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:34 PM
Pretty!
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mommythree0508
by on Dec. 2, 2012 at 10:13 PM


Quoting elwalters77:

I love these ideas!

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BabyTeki
by on Dec. 2, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Great ideas!!!
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erikays
by on Dec. 3, 2012 at 7:09 AM
I do #1 and #2 lol
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keeckhardt
by on Dec. 3, 2012 at 11:08 AM

I don't do bows. By the time they spend 3 hours in my trunk on top of each other, they are usually smashed and always go in the trash. Waste of money IMO.

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