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« on: May 05, 2010 09:35:45 AM »

Probably not the most exciting project on craftster, but I liked how it turned out.

My 7 year old son was going to a birthday party. We bought the present, and wrapped it. In my house, wrapping paper is usually bought at Christmas time, and consists of solid colors.  So I got out the bright blue wrapping paper, wrapped the present, and thought it looked pretty boring. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough time to decorate the paper. Fortunately, I did have some white organza ribbon from a failed Christmas project.  And so, I made a bow.  As I was making the bow, I noticed that it looked a little like a butterfly. So I decided to make it look a lot more like a butterfly by using a bullion knot for the body.  Here's the finished product.



It's still not a fancy package, but I felt a little better taking it to the party.
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2010 10:42:31 PM »

I think it's nice - not everyone is into fancy wrapping, especially since it's usually torn apart. I like your butterfly bow.
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2010 07:52:53 PM »

Thanks! If it helps someone else with a plain package and a bunch of ribbon, then it's worth posting, right?  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2010 07:04:27 PM »

I think it's cool! If that was my gift I would sooo keep it, do you think you could do it again?
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2010 07:52:02 AM »

I probably could. It wasn't difficult.  I was actually thinking that they might be cool hair bows, too, but I haven't done anything with that particular idea yet.

On the other hand, I'm having a hard time remembering how I did it, just now.  Did I make four loops and tie them together? Did I make a two looped bow, then another one right below it?  I remember doing the bullion knot, but I can't remember quite how I got the wings.   Embarrassed  I do think after I thought of making it a butterfly, I made the top two loops a little bigger (to make it more "butterfly", and less "messy bow").
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2010 11:11:42 AM »

what a neat little touch! especially if going to a little girl's party. using different colored ribbon would really make it pop...perhaps that would consist of a little too much time and defeat the purpose, though.
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2010 12:03:56 PM »

I've thought about doing it in thin black ribbon, maybe with wider ribbon pieces in the middle of the loops, but haven't done any actual experimenting to see if it would work. I'd love to see it if anyone tries, though.  Smiley
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