Thursday, December 18, 2008

Make your own Scrap-wrap Bow!

Got smallish chunks of wrapping paper you cannot use and no bows? Just make your own bow out of the chunk of scrap wrap!!! My friends loved it when I made mine.
1. Cut your scrap into 8 strips - 4 long and 4 a little shorter.

2. Tape all your strips into individual little rings.

3. Make sure you keep your large rings separate from your small ones.

4. Flatten your rings (with the tape in the center so it's not sticking out the sides).
- and cross one flat ring slightly over the other.

5. Continue to flatten and cross the rings...

6. Wiggle the flat rings around a bit (if needed) to distance them evenly.

7. Staple them at the center (just once).

* This is what it will look like...

8. Repeat steps 4 through 7 with the smaller rings.

9. Place your smaller bow on top of your larger bow.

10. Staple your two bows together (just once).

* This is what your bow will look like...

11. Cover your staples with a button and viola! :o)

12 comments:

Mrs. D said...

That is a fabulous idea! I am going to try that with some of my gifts this year. Really cute.

Heather said...

What a great tip!

Thanks for letting me know about your blog move. I just changed my link. ;o)

ChrissyM said...

This is terrific! love the idea! Happy holidays!

belovedaimee~ said...

that is super cute! I am going to try that out this year :)

Angela said...

Well I have FINALLY found you,lol. I've had your old blog up on my bloglist. I could NOT add the new one until today..weird, but I'm thankful it finally worked. Heee haw!

I love that idea with the bow..awesome. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm going to use it!!((hugs)) Hey, you KNOW Alicia..that is so cool. She's known me for quite awhile, through msn groups!

kcmunda said...

great idea! i ilke ur blog makeover!
~kristine

krista said...

loooove this idea! thanks for sharing!!

Rebecca said...

SO cute! I shouldn't have tossed so many scraps into the recycle bag. I'll have to try this out next time I wrap gifts up. =]

JoyScraps said...

So after reading your latest posting, I made one! :) Too cute! Now my DH wants to know what I'm going to do with it. DUH! Thanks for the great idea!

Karla ~ Ainsley's Mom said...

Very cute, Carolyn. Thank you for sharing. :-)

I hope you have a VERY Merry Christmas and a blessed 2009!

Alisa Young said...

Super cute idea. My mom and I always made our own bows when I was growing up, but you really can't find the ribbon or pins anymore so this is a great alternative. thanks for sharing & Merry Christmas!

creative gal said...

I love this idea!!