Monday, December 23, 2013

DIY: 12 Ways to Make a Burlap Bow, Part 11

Good morning! This post will feature part 11 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 is a beautiful bow design, but you'll probably be surprised by how easy it is to create! Today's project will focus on this bow
You only need three different ribbon styles for this bow: one basic wire-edged fabric ribbon, one burlap ribbon (preferably with a width measurement larger than the fabric ribbon), and one simple curling ribbon.

Use the wire-edged 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.
Using the curling ribbon, tie a single knot just beside the first knot created with the wire-edged ribbon.
Cinch the burlap ribbon securely across the center, leaving a tail approximately 4-6 inches in length.
Fold the burlap ribbon only once behind the first strip. Again, cinch it securely in the middle, and leave a tail that is approximately the same length as the first.
Lay this simple bow across the wire-edged ribbon on the package. Use the curling ribbon to tie a knot across the middle, where you were holding the bow.

 Use the wire-edged fabric ribbon to create a simple bow that will top the burlap. Start with one fold over. Leave a "tail," and cinch the ribbon in the middle. 
Fold back again the opposite way to create the loop on the opposite side. Again, cinch the bow in the middle, just behind the previous fold. 
Again, cut the ribbon to leave a tail that is approximately the same length as the first one. Lay this little bow on top of the burlap bow, and use the curling ribbon once again to tie a knot across the middle.
Use scissors to add a soft curl to the curling ribbon, and you are finished!