Saturday, November 23, 2013

Altered Pages Blog Today - Gift Giving Bows

We are fast approaching the gift giving season... Who doesn't like to receive a plate full of cookies?  What about a plate full of cookies with a beautiful bow?  This week a friend of mine, Michelle,  posted a bow she made from pages of a magazine.  I thought I could do this with cardstock, so off to YouTube I went. Each bow takes approximately one piece of paper.  So if you run out of bows and need a quick solution... we have it for you ... make your own!!! You can make these from any papers, I am using some of my papers from ALTERED PAGES!


Graphic 45 Paper -- Green and Rust bow made from paper in one of my Mailbox Muse Circus Kit
Miraculous double sided Tape (staples or hot glue)
Paper trimmer and Scissors

This is my first attempt at the large bow, paper measurements are
3 - 10 1/2 x 3/4 inch
3 - 8 1/2 x 3/4 inch
3 - 6 1/2 x 3/4 inch
1 - 3 1/2 x 3/4 inch -Center
On the second large bow I adjusted the width to one inch, measurements are
3 - 10 1/2 x 1 inch
3 - 8 1/2 x 1 inch
3 - 6 1/2 x 1 inch
1 - 3 1/2 x 1 inch - Center

The smaller bow the measurements are:
3 - 10 1/2 x 3/4 inch
3 - 8 1/2 x 3/4 inch
1 - 6 1/2 x 3/4 inch
1 - 3 1/2 x 3/4 inch - center

Here is an image of the individual pieces of the bow  before assembled. 


Be sure to watch one of the many videos on YouTube to get the folding technique down!


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