Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday StepXStep:Making Bows

Hello Frilly & Funkie fans, it is Teresa Kline bringing you today's step by step.  I am going to show you how I make my bows.  I have used white seam binding that has been dyed with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink.  I used the ink pad and a sponge to add color to the white ribbon. 

Here I am showing the ribbon across the card before I add the bow.  I attach the ribbon to the back of the card with my tape runner.

I pinch the ribbon in between my fingers making as many loops as the size bow I want.  Today I have made only two loops on each side of the bow.
Once I am finished with the loops, I cut a smaller piece of ribbon, lay it across the center of the bow.
I then flip it onto my work surface and bring the ends up and tie it all securely together.
I tie it tight and cut my ends to the desired length.

Here is my completed card and below a list of all the Funkie Junkie products I used...happy shopping!  Oh, I almost forgot don't forget to check out the gorgeous new lace.....swoooooon...I am luving these new laces and they are on!


  1. Beautiful - you know I always drool over your wonderful bows! Is that how you make the double and triple loop burlap string bows too? I'm dying to try those! Terrific StepXStep, Teresa!


  2. Teresa, your card is gorgeous! Thanks so much for the tut! I have struggled to make double bows and you just made it so easy!

  3. Gorgeous bow and project! My bows need help too...this will help...thank you!

  4. I always love your cards, Teresa. Thanks for sharing your method for bow making. Sometimes I spend almost as much time on the bow as I do on the rest of the card! LOL Not really, but it seems that was sometimes. I'll try this method and see if I can do better!

  5. I've tried everything from the fork to the wood prongs stuck in a board to gluing each loop. Who knew, it was THAT simple to make such a beautiful bow. Thank you for the perfect tutorial.:)

  6. Thank you very much, Teresa! You are so kind to share this with me and also, for responding so quickly! I love your work! Claire