Monday, December 16, 2013

DIY: 12 Ways to Make a Burlap Bow, Part 10

Good morning! This post will feature part 10 of a 12-week DIY series that focuses on making burlap bows. As usual, I am joining the Creative Corner Hop blog link-up at Cherished Treasures, as are many talented do-it-yourselfers; be sure to hop on over and visit a few other creative projects there today!

This week's project is another simple design, somewhat similar to last week's bow. Today's project will focus on this bow
For this bow, you need three types of ribbon, with a variety of colors and patterns. As you can see, all of my ribbons are burlap, but the colors and patterns vary. You will also need one solid, thin floral ribbon to use as the base tie. 

Use the this floral ribbon to wrap around the length of the box or other item to which you will attach the bow. Tie a secure knot in the center, as you can see in the picture below.

Choose two of your bow ribbons and cut a short strip of each ribbon. One strip should be slightly longer than the other. Stack the strips on top of each other, and cinch them in the center.
Lay the strips on top of the base knot. Then, use the third ribbon to pull under the base knot, as shown below.

 Pull the ribbon around both sides of the stacked strips and tie across the middle.
Tie a basic shoestring bow on top of the ribbon strips, and enjoy your sweet little burlap bow!