Monday, February 1, 2016

DIY Bow Maker

Today's Blog posting is a review of a previous tutorial on how to make your own Bow Maker out of a wooden Cribbage board or similar wooden pegged game board.

This little technique will have you making the perfect little small bows every time for your cards and scrapbook pages.

First, grab that old Cribbage board out of the game closet and saw it in half or go to the Dollar Tree and get a 
wooden pegged game board.  
You need the wood to be approximately 6 to 8" long.

The placement of the pegs determines the size of your bow, 
so you'll have to play around to get the size you need.  
Most cards use a bow about 1 to 1 1/2" wide, 
so space your pegs about that far apart.

Next start with your ribbon on the left side, wrap around the left peg, then the right peg and cross over the top of the ribbon. 

Then thread the right piece up and over the center, then under the bottom, bringing it back down to the bottom again.

Now very carefully, tie your knot, being sure you get it 
"In the Center" of your two loops.

Once it's tight, then you can remove the pegs and straighten the bow loops a bit, flip it over and look at your pretty little bow!

All ready to add to your next cute card!

Thank you for stopping by ~ Pam