Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Making Bows

Do you find it hard to tie a nice bow?
At "Inky Antics" I came across this easy-to-follow video tutorial on how to tie perfect bows with the "Bow Easy" tool.
Here you can find written instructions and more info. on this product, as well as purchase this tool if you wish.

Update:  I have tried to buy this tool at the above website and for some reason the checkout isn't working properly.  I found it on Gina K's and it is only $4.99, but they are sold out, I checked a couple of other websites and they are also sold out.  Obviously it is a very popular item.  As I was searching I saw that some had made their own bow tool and so I decided to do the same.  I made mine out of chipboard....here's a picture of what I came up with.
They are definitely quite crude looking, (it was hard to cut the chipboard and keep it neat) but they work beautifully.  I made 3 different sizes, for different sized bows.  I compared a bow I made myself and then used the same ribbon and made one on my bow maker....it was sooo much nicer.

Thanks for stopping by!


Linda w said...

That is a great bow making tool, not seen one like that before, and good demo too. I've been making paper flowers almost non stop since your last video lol. Great fun. Hugs lin

Linda w said...

Congrats, just seen you've got Top 3 on Crafting Your days Away with your Funky fold Card. Hugs lin

Babs said...

Thanks so much for your nice comments Lin. Yes, it was a pleasant surprise to be in the top 3. I've never entered any challenges before, but thought I would give it a try. I'm glad I did now! lol
Have a lovely day Lin,

Annemaritta said...

Hi there, I think it's brilliant to make these tools by yourself. All you need is a piece of card board *thickish and voila! And what a difference does it make :) I use the same kind of cardboard "trousers" and actually I now stick bows every card I make. Almost.

Congrats also for winning Top 3 <3
Love from freezing wet Yorkshire :)
- Annemaritta

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