Sometimes the simplest things in life are the most rewarding. Who would have thought a person could get such total enjoyment from a bow? Seriously…I promise you will be absolutely delighted if you whip one of these up. Here’s how to make a perfect bow…in less than 10 minutes. (Burlap ribbon sources at the end. This post contains affiliate links.)
When I make a bow with heavier fabric, like grain sack, I am not able to use the stapler for the last step. The layers of fabric are too thick and they jam my stapler. So I use a needle and embroidery floss and put a couple of stitches in it to hold it all together. (Click HERE to see the grain sack bow.)
Obviously you don’t have to use burlap ribbon. Any kind will work but I recommend ribbon at least 4 inches wide so the bow has some presence. Also, my measurements for the 2 longer pieces are totally random. You can make your bow any size under the sun.
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If you make one and don’t mind…please send me a picture. I would love to see what you created!
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