Monday, October 20, 2014

Episode 138: A Super Simple Bow

I was doing a little bit of retail therapy in between shuttling kids.  Do you have those, softball, birthday parties...oh my!  Seems like all my weekends are like that...a sincere reason why I have grown to love Mondays.  Anyway, I saw some beautiful bows on a Christmas tree, then I chocked at the price.  I don't buy bows anyway, but I was curious what the price, $28 EACH!!!  What????  I thought to myself, as I often do, "You've GOT to be kidding!  That's just highway robbery!  They should be ashamed."  But again, I thought that....on the inside.  Then I examined the bow.  The ribbon was high quality, no doubt, but the structure honestly didn't seem intricate at all.  Simple, but effective.  I was intrigued.  I decided to try and replicate the bow for my Halloween tree.  I'm so glad I did.  I LOVE this technique!  Check out the finished bow:


3 Different Kinds of Ribbon--
Green Ribbon is d. Stevens and was purchased at a local retailer ($19, but was 20% off, 10 yd)
Chevron and Orange ribbon are from Sam's this 2014 season ($8, 50 yd each)
Floral Wire (any gauge)
Wire Snips
Sharp Scissors
Pro Bow the Hand bow maker, not necessary, but that's what I used

To make the same bow as the one pictured above, you will need 66 inches of the green ribbon, 12 inches of the black and white chevron ribbon, and 10 inches of the orange polka dot ribbon per bow.

For the detailed instructions, please check out this video:

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