Saturday, October 18, 2008


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.


Once all the layers are on, tie the string or ribbon lying underneath the stack tightly. This will make your "puff". Double knot it.

The second layer to the 4th and final layers should be angled opposite of each other (see photo).

Now lay down a piece of string (heavy duty) or ribbon that is about 6 inches long down and lay about 8 pieces of cut ribbon curls on top of it.

Pull out of oven and unwrap them from the dowel. And cut into about 4" sections. I used 3 colors to show how to layer. You can use one color by all means.

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.

Korky Bow directions

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)

Friday, October 17, 2008


For some of you who know me, you know I LOVE Bella stamps. I don't look at witches as being scary and creepy, so when she made this stamp, I had to have it.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Seasonal Plate Decorations

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.


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Riding the Ghost Train

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.