Today I want to show you this really awesome new idea that has been very popular in the scrapbook community.
Scrapbook paper bows! You could also make these out of vintage sheet music, or any other double sided paper.
Start with a piece of paper big enough to cut (8) 1 x 6 strips of paper
(4) 1 x 5 strips of paper and (1) 1 x 4 strip of paper.
I use a 12 x 12 sheet of paper and it takes a little over half the sheet.
I recommend double sided paper for this project.
Here is what you are doing with the strips. Bending them down and gluing them.
First take a 1 x 6 strip of paper
add glue just along the bottom and hold till dry.
Continue doing this to all (8) 1 x 6 strips and the (4) 1 x 5 strips. So that they look like this.
Take your 1 x 4 strip and glue the ends together.
Punch holes at the bottom of all pieces. I used a 1/8 inch hole punch but you could use a bigger one.
Take three small brads (if using larger hole punch use bigger brads) and take 4 pieces of your bow and push your brad through.
After you have 4 pieces on your brad, fold down and that way you are able to move your loops around to get them shaped the way you want.
Do this with your other (4) 1 x 6 strips and then with your (4) 1 x 5 strips.
Layer the 2 bigger pieces on top of each other.
Then layer the smaller one on top.
Glue your loop to the top and you're done!
I am showing you again in this pink paper.
Now it is up to you if you decide to flip the strips over to create different looks. I did in the bow above but this pink one will all be with the pink side up.
Here is a close up of how it looks as I am pushing my loops on to my brad.
As I layer the pieces together I can move them around to get them to positioned just right.
And here is how they look when they are done.
I recommend using double stick tape for this so that you don't have to hold each loop as they dry.
I hope you enjoy this cool idea! It is a great way to personalize your packages!
Since this is still Barbie Wednesday, I wanted to share this photo I found on a Photography site. I could not find any info on this picture but I love it!!!!! It is probably from 1962 or 1963.
Have a great day!