Hello, friends! I know; I haven't been around very much lately, and I have a great explanation for all of that, which I will share with you later (ahem, tomorrow). Today, however, we are back on track with our DIY series!
This post will feature part 8 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!
I created this bow as an embellishment for a wreath. After making the wreath, I selected one wire-edge cloth ribbon to serve as my base for the bow. I tied the ribbon around one portion of the wreath, where would attach the bow. Regardless of the specific purpose for your bow, you need one ribbon to serve as a base, which attaches the bow to any item of your choice.
Start with one fold over. Leave a "tail," and cinch the ribbon in the middle. For this particular bow, I left a longer tail than normal because I wanted to have excess ribbon hanging beneath the bow.
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.
Continue this pattern to create two loops on both sides.
Lay the bow on top of the base and the patterned burlap strips. Pull the cloth, wired ribbon around both sides, wrapping it around both the patterned strips of ribbon and the bow itself.
Tie a knot securely at the middle of the bow, where you have cinched the ribbon to create each loop.
luff the bow to create the look you want.