Monday, December 9, 2013

DIY: 12 Ways to Make a Burlap Bow, Part 9

Good morning! This post will feature part 9 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 cannot believe we are already on week 9 of this series! Upon looking back through several recent posts, I decided to take a slightly different approach with this week's tutorial. If you are the person who glances over these bow-making tutorials and thinks "That's all well and good, but no bow of mine will turn out like that…" then today's post is for you! This bow is short, simple, and to the point without a lot of flourish or DIY finesse. Check it out for a quick, but beautiful bow technique!

Today's project will focus on this bow

You only need two types of ribbon to make this bow; the burlap ribbon should be the wider ribbon of the two, and it really doesn't matter whether it is patterned or a solid color. Take your pick! I chose a solid white burlap ribbon with a skinny cloth ribbon that featured a "Merry Christmas" message in green letters.

Start with a basic package, already wrapped of course.
Use the burlap ribbon to wrap around the length of the package. Cross the ribbon in the middle on top of the package.
Tie a simple knot in the middle. For an added detail, trim both ends of the ribbon at an angle, as you see in the picture below.
 Pull the skinny ribbon under the burlap ribbon, and tie another small knot on top of the first knot.
Then, tie a simple shoe-string bow on top of the burlap ribbon. (Literally, tie a bow just as you would if tying a shoe.) Then, trim the ends of the skinny ribbon to suit your preference, and you are finished! Isn't that simple???

As always, happy wrapping!