I don’t know about you, but it takes me a long time to decorate my house for the Christmas season.
I can’t just put everything in the same place as the year before. Well, yes, I do put a few things in the same spots, but I always change things up a little. It’s what makes it fun to me! Besides, who can remember each year where something went? Not me!
This year I seem to be changing things up more than usual. I’m fluffing and adjusting things trying to figure out how I want everything to look.
As a result, I am adding a lot of ribbon and making several bows. I love how festive all the ribbon makes everything look. It’s a simple way to add a little flair inexpensively.
Friends and readers often ask me how I make my bows so I thought today would be the perfect time to share a quick video tutorial with you:
This same process can be used to make all kinds of bows. This fluffy, large 2-ribbon bow was made the exact same way:
In this case, I used two types of ribbon one on top of the other and followed the same steps. Just pull each ribbon here and there adjusting everything til it’s all fluffed up just the way you want it.
The bow below is smaller with just 4 total loops. I finished this one off by folding a small piece of ribbon around the middle to hide the wire. It is secured in back with a bead of hot glue.
To make the perfect simple bow – like the one below – follow the same process just doing one loop on each side. Finish the middle off the same way as above with a small piece of ribbon folded over the wire.
It’s so easy and the possibilities for uses for your bows are endless!
Today, I’m teaming up with my fellow bloggers as part of the third annual Home for the Holidays Blog Tour sponsored by Sondra Lyn at Home. Today’s theme is holiday craft ideas. Throughout the week 30 bloggers will be sharing Christmas decor, recipes, crafts and more!
This is the 3rd year for her HFTH tour, and we promise to bring some of the most awesome decor, craft and recipe ideas you’ll find anywhere. It has gotten bigger and better each year and I think you’re going to love what you see! Be sure you come back here every day to get the links for that day’s featured blogs! Here’s a run-down of the topics and featured blogs:
Monday – Holiday Mantels
Tuesday – Holiday Recipes
Wednesday – Holiday Crafts
Thursday – Holiday Decor
Friday – Holiday Tablescapes
Are you ready? Here we go!
Home for the Holidays 2016