Saturday, January 1, 2011

DIY Christmas Bows, Matching Tag an Card too!

Before I continue, there is a blog hop going on at the Imaginisce blog where you could win a prize valued over $50! Here is a picture of some of the prize! Remember to play along in Pinky's challenge this month to re-purpose something using 75% Imaginisce products and you could win a prize package valued at $75!

I have a few left over "Christmas" projects. So I am going to share a few more! I hope you enjoy this!

These bows actually don't take long at all and you can match them to a card or tag to look super shnazzy.

I originally found this tutorial here. I am going to recreate it for you though.

Total paper used: 1 6"x12" sheet of double sided paper.

Cut 8 1x6" strips of paper.
Next cut 1 1x4" strip from the top of what is left.
Lastly, cut 4 1x5" strips from what is left. I love it when there is no waste!
This is what you should now have:

Using your Glue Glider Pro or ATG you can put adhesive on one side of the paper so that the other side sticks making remembrance ribbons. It should look like this:

In the original tutorial by Beth, she used brads to hold the pinwheels together. I used my Crop a Dile with eyelets because I don't have any mini-brads or brads that aren't decorative hanging around. I didn't want to hide my nice ones in a bow, so I did this instead and it worked great! 

Lastly, I used my Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares™ (I told you I was addicted to these!) to hold the pinwheels together to create the bow! 

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and maybe if you run out of bows you now know you don't have to go buy a big bag, you can just make your own! :) 

 I made the matching tag with the stickers that come with the Merry Christmas Line™.

 I made this card and envelope to match. The "Winter Wonderland" and the banner on the envelope came from the reverse side of the Tis the Season Card Paper™. 

Who has matching tags, bows, and cards? When you make your own anything is possible! Of course all of this is from the Merry Christmas line from Echo Park Paper!



My time to scrap !!! :-} said...

cool thanx for sharing how to make this i can use it all year long.

Glora said...

I've seen a few people make these but haven't watched the videos. Thanks for the pictures.

JennyKozar said...

Thanks for the instructions - I love your project!

Pat N. said...

Gosh, when everything matches, it really does look schnazzy! Wonderful idea and great job, Court. Love it! I'm going to earmark this project. You're very good.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the directions I was playing with ideas but yours is perfect.

Carol W. said...

Fantastic bows! love this idea for next christmas! TFS


Unknown said...

Argyle is the way to this boys heart! I love it! Happy New Year to you!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Love this idea and the project! I need to play along and make a few of these to have ready to go.

Just popping by to wish you and yours a Happy New Year!!!

Lillian Child said...

GREAT flower tutorial - awesome!

Anonymous said...

I've never tried to make one of these bows before. Thanks for the tutorial!!! TFS! -Sam :-)

Debbie said...

Everything looks great! I love how it all matches! Thanks for sharing the how to! Happy New Year!

Ash said...

I absolutely love the bow and the winter wonderland card. Sometimes simple is key!!

Denine said...

I have never seen this idea before.. how awesome!!
I love this idea.. it can work all year long.
Thanks for sharing. Super Idea!!!

Melfield said...

Love the bow...thanks for sharing - Mel x (

Libby Beach said...

Wow!! Those are great!! Thanks so much for sharing and for the tutorial :) I will definitely be making matching bows and cards not just for Christmas, for all of this years upcoming birthday parties!! :)

Norma said...

Hi Court and Happy New Year!!! Love the bow and thanks for the tutorial:) I've seen this one done with a die so it's nice to see it made with out since i don't have the die Thank you!! I will definitely be making some of these for Birthday presents:)