CRAFT FAIRS PART 3 – GIFT BOWS!

Another project I wanted to share with you today are these cute little gift bows I made to sell.

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There were 3 little gift bows per card.  I thought they would be cute for people to stick just straight onto a card or gift box. To sell them I adhered them to card that I had stamped with the Postcard background stamp.   I have to say though they didn’t sell well.  I think I should have had some samples of cards or gift boxes with them on to show how to use them.  Next time!  Here are some close-ups of them.

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I used retired DSP to make the bows.  The original idea came from Karen’s blog here.  She has the measurements there but I will give them to you in Imperial and metric.

Large Bow

Cut 4 strips:

1″ x 8 1/2″  (2.5cm x 21cm)           – Fold loops over and secure ends to create a circle.

1″ x 6 3/4″ (2.5cmx17cm)               – Fold loops over and secure ends to create a circle.

1″ x 5 1/4″ (2.5cmx13.3cm)           – Cut a ‘V’ from each end. This is your tail piece.

5/8″x 3 1/2″ (1.6cmx8.9cm)         – After layering all the pieces, wrap this piece around the middle and adhere.

Small Bow

3/4″ x 7″ (1.9cmx17.8cm)                     –  Fold loops over and secure ends to create a circle.

3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (1.9cmx13.3cm)              – Fold loops over and secure ends to create a circle.

3/4″ x 4″ (1.9cmx10cm)                       – Cut a ‘V’ from each end. This is your tail piece.

1/2″ x 2 1/4″ (1.2cmx5.6cm)              – After layering all the pieces, wrap this piece around the middle and adhere.

Oval Bow

Punch 4 Extra-large ovals.                  With 2, fold over and secure the ends with adhesive.  Don’t crease when folding though.  With the other 2 ovals cut a ‘V’ from one end of each of them.   Layer them to form a bow.

These don’t take  long to create and is a great way of using up those little bits of DSP you have lying around.

Are you enjoying these posts?? I have one more post to share with you tomorrow on Craft Fair projects.  See you again then,

Jenny

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3 thoughts on “CRAFT FAIRS PART 3 – GIFT BOWS!

  1. Hi Jenny, love the idea as I have so much odd pieces of dsp. Thanks for sharing. By the way, it’s pouring with rain here again! L x

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