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Topic: gift bows! (yet another way to recycle magazines) tutorial added and more pics  (Read 411376 times)
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« Reply #150 on: September 22, 2008 07:16:10 PM »

These are great!

Thanks so much for the tutorial.

I ended up buying cute brads at JoAnns and the bows only cost me about 3 cents a piece... so much cheaper than buying them.

I plan to blog about it tomorrow here

« Reply #151 on: October 02, 2008 06:05:20 PM »

OMG! I love them. Awesome idea.
« Reply #152 on: October 05, 2008 12:28:33 AM »

This is a great idea.  Talk about unique, one of a kind bows!

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« Reply #153 on: October 13, 2008 10:11:30 AM »

I bookmarked these awhile ago and just got around to making a bunch this week.  My mom is addicted, too. Cheesy  Thanks so much for sharing the idea!!



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« Reply #154 on: October 17, 2008 01:53:36 PM »

oh my lord. ... this is brilliant! i must make some .. :O
« Reply #155 on: October 18, 2008 06:21:08 PM »

Absolutely going to have to try these! Like Aimee, I bookmarked this awhile ago... looks like I may have to stop procrastinating and make some! Thanks a ton for the tutorial, it is so sweet of you to share!  Cheesy

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« Reply #156 on: October 19, 2008 11:00:26 AM »

I think these bows are awesome.   I am a director of senior services and want to teach the seniors how to make these to raise funds for our program.  I am having a hard time getting the top to fill in so the brad doesn't show.  What am I doing wrong?  The rest of the bow looks good.
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« Reply #157 on: October 19, 2008 12:19:18 PM »

The way one used to make the ribbon bows is to make a small loop, one that is snug on an adult thumb. Or you might need more loops. Or you could make the brad part of the decoration by using decorative brads. Or glue some sort of trinket in the center.

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« Reply #158 on: October 19, 2008 07:06:16 PM »

I found that the bows I made with strips that I cut narrower didn't fill in and cover the brad so well.  The fatter ones (like the cat food can labels) filled in really nicely with just 7 or 8 strips/bow.

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« Reply #159 on: October 20, 2008 02:11:00 PM »

if you take the last couple of strips and cut about an inch off the bottom of the strip, but keep them just as fat, that should do the trick.  its because the look at the top doesnt need to be as long.   I kinda cut the length of the bow down as i go along to make it all nice and even.  The only really long ones should be that first layer.  then shorter and shorter.... does that make sense?  Huh

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