Monday, July 25, 2011

Christmas in July Bows

I'm taking a decidedly different approach towards Christmas this year by starting my crafting early. A few months ago I stumbled across a great tutorial on gift bow making and I knew it would come in handy for the holidays. My first big task is to make a ton of handmade bows for this year's Christmas presents.

I've used the bow tutorial before with regular paper, but I found some decorative duct tape that I thought would make really cool bows as well...


and here's the result...


Once I saw that I could make bows using duct tape, I wanted to try making more using other unexpected material. So I gathered up a few things from around my house and started making bows.


Out of denim...


a gift bag...


burlap...


grosgrain ribbon...


and decorative tissue paper...


In order to use denim and burlap for the bows, I first dabbed fabric stiffener on the material and let it dry. This was one of the easiest crafts I've done thanks to the tutorial - you should try it!

5 comments:

pbrenner said...

OMG, this is the coolest tutorial, thanks so much for sharing it, and for all your wonderful versions. Now I want to go try all kinds of stuff I have :-) Yours are all beautiful, but I think my favorites are the denim and duct tape (thinking of the guys in my family, lol).
Patty

Hatter and Hare Events said...

Thanks Patty! Please send pics if you make some!!

Theresa said...

Love this!

Patricia said...

Love this!

I awarded you the Versatile Bloggers Award...

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Bonni said...

Love your creativity!! Found you through Pinterest! Am now following!

 

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