Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mini Bow Tutorial

At a team meeting around this time last year, Yvonne showed us how to make these mini paper bows, since a year has past I thought I would revive the instructions and share with you (out of guilt for lack of posts lately! lol!)

Using two patterned papers of double sided dsp you need to cut the following strips:
Pattern A:
4 x 1/2" x 3" strips
4 x 1/2" x 2 1/2" strips
Pattern B:
4 x 1/2: x 3'' strips
1 x 1/2" x 2"

Then run a bit of snail along the bottom of each strip and twist into shape like this:
You will have a pile of "petals" that look like this:
Punch a small hole in the bottom section of each "petal".
Fasten each group of "petals" together with a brad
Adhere a glue dot to the bottom of the brad on one of the larger sections and adhere to the top of the brad of the other large section. Repeat this with the smaller section and adhere.
Then slightly bend the bottom of the single "petal" and adhere to the top of the brad so that it sits upright. Here is the finished product! Easy!
First time I have tried to explain something on line so please be kind! However, if something is not clear, let me know and I will try to explain it better - Have a great day :)

1 comment:

Philippa said...

Hey Leo,
Finally had a chance to make this bow. I found the instructions fine. I have made one before but not for a while so thanks for the directions. Look forward to the next one.