So, I'm pretty sure this is the first tutorial that I have done on my blog. After you see these photos, you'll probably understand why. I'm a crafty bonehead. My crafts are not like others. I am sloppy and unfinished and that is kind of how I like it (or else I have just gotten used to that...) And I know you are all sick of hearing about the photoshoot/party we did using only magazine pages for decor. And I know that Lauren already showed you the paper bow tutorial for paper ribbons that we put on wire. These are how I made our placecards (by simply adding a stick to the back). I made them with Glue Dots and I think they are super versatile and I LOVE how they look. I'm sure I'm not the first person to come up with this craft, but here is my version.
(above photo by Up Imagery)
Grab your supplies. One magazine page will make several bows (the smaller the bows, the more you can make from one page). The craft size Glue Dots are my fave. I love them for crafting but I think I may love them even more for temporarily securing cake plates made out of vintage plates and candlesticks that I am not sure that I want to permanently marry (you all know the current divorce statistics...). I use an old paper cutter that I stole from my mother ages ago and it could stand to have a blade replacement. For each bow, you'll need 3 strips of paper that are the same size. These are 1" x 5 1/4" I think (huh, how am I doing with this tutorial? Can't even remember the dimensions to tell you.)
Glue Dot just to keep them flat.
Glue Dot at one end.
Glue Dot on the back of one. Now attach it to the bow "ends". I try to line up the corner of the "bow" with the inside corner of the "ends."
I want to thank Glue Dots for sending the supplies for our aforementioned shoot. I have bunches leftover and will be using them up. I guarantee.
I want to attempt making these paper ribbons into a garland. It didn't fit in to this nap time but maybe one day soon. Don't hold your breath.