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I was tying one of my daughter's scarves in a pretty bow and decided I was going to use these scarves as bows this Christmas instead of regular bows. That way, the "bow" won't be thrown away afterward and actually will get some use.
Fashioning your own accessories or package adornments can be fun with this stiffened ribbon. This is a page about making a wire-edged ribbon bow.
If you have a brown paper bag there is no need for traditional gift wrapping paper. Learn how to make this cute, economical paper bag tassel bow gift topper for your paper bag wrapped present.
This is a page about making a fabric bow. Making a fabric bow is simple enough even for the beginning crafter.
Felt is an easy material to use in bow making. This is a page shows you how to make a felt bow.
This page is about making bows for gifts. Making your bows is a fun craft and allows you to add your personal touch to gift wrapping.
This is a page about making bows from magazines. The covers and pages of magazines can be recycled into colorful gift bows.
It is almost that time of year we seem to make or attempt to make bows for Christmas. My tip is that you can get a much tighter bow and a prettier bow if, when finishing, you twist the whole bow instead of the wire.
When making bows of any type or size, you will get a much tighter bow if you wrap the wire around the bow as usual, but twist the bow instead of twisting the wire.
When finishing making a bow, twist the bow instead of the wire. Doing it this way makes a much tighter bow and is easier on your fingers.
I have two tips that go together. The first one is when making bows, save those plastic covered wires that are on the back of all kids toys that holds the toys in the box.
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How do I make a bows for a dress out of a yard of fabric? I can't find a pattern.
I remember reading an article on how to tie a perfect bow. I am 90% certain I found it here on Thrifty Fun, but can't for the life of me find it.
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Everyone knows how to tie shoes. Bowmaking is basically the same - the secret is when working with ribbon with every loop you TWIST THE RIBBON so that it makes it THINNER in the middle to work with.