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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bow Tying Made Easy

Check out this great video tip by Gina K. on tying "Cheater's Bows."

And this tutorial Fellow SU demo, Di got from a friend Geri, and appropriately dubbed it: Geri's forkin' bow!

You will need a dinner fork and about 8" of ribbon. You can use less but till you get the hang of it, it is easier to learn with a long piece.

She used the striped ribbon cause it is easier for you to see, to show how it is done.


Fold the ribbon in half to make a loop.

Put the fork in the loop and pull tight.


I hope I don't lose ya now. Take the ribbon end that is behind the fork and bring it above and over in front of the ribbon in the front and stick it down in the center of the fork in between the tines. The picture probably makes more sense then my words.




Now take the front ribbon that you crossed the back ribbon over, and bring it up and stick it in the front of fork in the middle hole in between the tines.
This is what it looks like from the back. (this is the back of the fork!)

Now just tie the ribbon in a knot and that will hold the center piece tight.

This is what it looks like from the front...see the cute little bow?



I trimmed the tails a little and there it is! So cute and what an ingenious idea, I love this forkin bow!

And check out this tutorial on how to tie a bow three ways for your scrapbook

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