Tuesday, 19 August 2008

The Crafters' Way 61- Wow Bows

I write a weekly Craft column for a local paper. I share it here for bloggers or you can view it online at http://www.northlakesmessenger.com.au/ If you view online you will see a second article featuring me and my ECO DYEING.

After the positive response to the instructions for the Paper Bows I have got another one for you. The samples have been made with my Hand Dyed Paper however you can use any paper (don’t forget those catalogues).

You will need: Paper in 2 colours, Paper trimmer or scissors, Double Sided Tape or Glue.

Step 1: Cut your paper into strips. The samples were 1cm x 19 cm. The length and width may need to vary depending on the weight of the paper. You need 8 strips in the first Colour and 4 in the other.

Step 2: Join the ends of the strips together to form a circle.

Step 3: Using 2 circles of the same colour, join them together forming a cross.

Step 4:Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have 4 crosses in Colour 1 and 2 crosses in Colour 2.

Step 5: Take 2 crosses of the Colour 1 and join them together. Make sure that you angle them so that you start to fill in the gaps. Next add a Colour 2 cross filling in another gap. Continue in the following order; Colour 2, Colour 1, Colour 1.

Step 6: Cut a strip of paper 1cm x 4 cm. Form into a circle. Place on top of bow.

Attach to present with a small strip of double sided tape.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow is an understatement, can't wait to try them