Saturday, December 15, 2007

Beatiful Bows

Since I have decided to put bows on gifts this year (after years of being too lazy) I figured the cheapest way to go was a big spool of curling ribbon in winter white and an "egg" of another color. So for about $1.50, I have enough ribbon to do all of our gifts. Quickly, I tired of just plain curls, and went back to the things I remember my very chic grandmother doing to her beautiful packages. After a bit, I got the hang of making these bows.



So this is how you do it:
First you take a piece of tape, sticky side face up, then start making loops.

Make the loops around in a circle, laying a new piece of tape on top of necessary.

As you complete the outside layer, make the inside a little smaller.
You can use a different color inside for contrast, or leave it one single color for a striking, elegant touch to your holiday gifts.

I think the plain white ones look like snowflakes. Add a different color to the center and they look like flowers. The best part, it was cheap! Once you get into a rhythm, you can do several in just a matter of minutes.

4 comments:

Porkchop's mommy said...

How pretty and creative!! I usually just run the sissors down for the curl. LOL

Rockin' Granola said...

Those are very cool! Thanks for the tutorial - I'm getting sort of sick of regular curly-q ribbon, too ;-) This looks perfect for those last presents I still have to wrap!

Best Wishes!

Katie Gregg said...

How absolutely lovely! I linked to this post so my readers can enjoy your wonderful creativity.

Hadias said...

These bows are beautiful and very creative.