Wednesday, February 29, 2012

How to Make a Quick and Easy Floral Bow Using a Homemade Tool

I always wish that I had an extra hand when tying floral bows, so I came up with this homemade tool to make it easier. The tool takes less than 3 minutes to make and is made out of a paper box that you find at a grocery store. Don’t laugh…it so works and it is a green project!

I love learning from all of you and I would love to hear your bow tying tips! Enjoy the video!

(I'm having a little trouble with YouTube) Update:Solved! Watch below!



Stay tuned for a fun filled Fab Five Friday.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Linda, love the tool...too funny...but it worked.
Talk to you soon.
Megan.

Carolyn said...

Thanks for the tip and very interesting tool. Very inexspensive
tool. Beautiful bow.

Momof4inArlington said...

Okay, so it's a little funny that you use a box...But, it's pure genius, in disguise! I love fussy wrapping. With a meager income, the packaging often exceeds the gifts themselves. Frustration led me to give up on this type of bow, long ago. I will be employing this technique, and trying again. Thank you!

Linda Kaiser said...

Thanks everyone. Hopefully I will have my video on this page soon. Technical issues! Yikes!

Linda

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Over the years I have tied this type of bow, with lots of frustration! What a great idea! Thanks for taking the time to make a video for us once you came up with the concept!

tndj said...

You make it look easy. I have a bow maker and still could not get them looking like that. TFS

Patti Willey said...

Very nice Linda!

1Happy Mimi said...

What an awesome idea!! I will be "borrowing" boxes from Meijer tomorrow!:)

Lesley said...

Wow Linda, this is wonderful. I lack putting bows on my gifts but after seeing this I am game to try and perhaps this Christmas everyone will be amazed they have bows. LOL
Love the frugal tools :)
Lesley

Cindy said...

I love this tutorial. I have never heard of "ribbon wire" can you tell us where to get it?

Linda Kaiser said...

Cindy, thanks for the question. The ribbon wire that I used is called Bow Wire and it is made by Bowdabra. It comes in packages of 50 ft and you can buy either silver or gold. I bought mine at Michaels. Sorry I can't remember how much it was.

Hope this helps!

Linda

Cindy said...

Thanks a million. I'm anxious to try this!

janet dycus said...

yes i am going to try this but i want to know the size on the shoe box so i can make bigger bows thank you

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