Okay so I am still learning how to do this instructions stuff. I apparently should work backwards for it to post the right way. So, anyway, work from the bottom up if you want to do this project. Sorry guys.
Now that you have your bow, you will need to carefully start pulling to shape it. Remember the shorter you have cut your strips to work with the easier they are to come out of the group. So, cut long and then you can trim down when you are finished.
Then when you are satisfied with your bow, cut around it to make it symetrical.
Add it to your project. I used a big fat glue dot. Or you can even make these into hair accessories by adding one of those clips to the underside.
In a preheated 275 degree oven, either line your baking rack with foil or if you don't have any foil, use a cookies sheet and set your wrapped dowels out so that none of the actual ribbon is touching the rack or cookie sheet. (The clothespins help by being a "stand" to keep them raised off of direct surface), bake for 15-20 minutes.
First of all, using GROSGRAIN ribbon, start your ribbon at one end using a clothespin to hold while you wrap around a wooden dowel (or in my case a BBQ skewer-okay, I am trying to be resourceful!). Place a clothespin to hold in place while wrapping. Then when you get to the end of the "dowel", place the another clothespin. Do this for 9 dowels. (I didn't in this example, but now know why you should)
I got this idea from Convention. It is a $1.50 plate from Walmart, decorative plate holder (Walmart), and then I used Stampin'Up! Designer Series Papers, stamps and ribbon to finish the decorated parts. I have pictures of the Fall and the Christmas ones. I will eventually do one for each season and holiday and will post when finished. I used a mini glue dot to hold it in place and then I will store each "insert" on waxpaper when not in season.
These are great Christmas, Wedding, or anytime gifts and they are fairly inexpensive to make. Just time consuming.
Last night we took the girls to the Ghost Rails, which is a train ride through a building set up to be "scary" for Halloween, but it proved to be very unscary, but they seemed to like it. We rode it twice.
I am a SAHM and I have 4 girls. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 19 years. I have been a Stampin'Up! demonstrator for going on 9 years this summer and love it very much. Along with stamping, I try to scrapbook and love spending time with family and friends.