Easy To Make Bow Banner

Happy Monday, friends! It’s Tiffany here today with a fun spin of Deena’s  Bow Tie cutting file.  A few months ago, I had my first baby girl. I know. How fun! Especially after a couple of (still super cute) rowdy boys. When I saw Deena’s bow tie cutting file. I knew it was something I wanted to use for baby girl’s nursery. I decided on a banner.

ribbon banner1

ribbon banner

Ok- let’s get started!

Supplies:

-Digital kits: Every Little bit: Blue skies paper, Every little bit: Bloom papers, Every little bit: Smitten papers

-Cutting File: Bow Tie Cutting File

-White card stock

-Cutting machine

-Glue/glue gun

-String, ribbon, or twine

 

Directions

1. Print off the papers you’d like to use. I took my digital papers into photoshop and put two files per page. I knew I could get two bows per patterned paper if I cut them from an 8.5×11 paper.

2. Cut bows and peel from cutting mat. Keep all of the scraps too, you may want to use them! I always do!

2_cut and organize

 

3. Create your bows.

Tip: I run the bow shape through my fingers a couple of times to soften them up. It helps shape them when you glue,

3_rolling bows

4_rolled bow

4. Glue your bows together and add the band. So cute on it’s own, right? I know. I wanted a little bit of variety. Especially since I’m using such a variety of prints!

5. I glued another full bow cut-out to the back of my finished bow. I chose another contrasting pattern, but on this one, it matched the cuff.

5_bow extras

6.  Now clip you bow excess into a V, kind of like you are “fancy” cutting a ribbon. Be sure you keep those cute little clippings! Remember, I’m a paper saver! 🙂

6_clip and save ends

bow1

7.  glue those extra little clippings to the back of another bow. Once again. I used a contrasting pattern.

7_saved ends NEW

bow2

*For one more variety, I added some tassle ribbons, to make it look like a pretty tied bow.

bow3

*Just a little recap of my bows variations.

bow row

8. Now, to put together your banner. Measure out the length of ribbon or twine you’d like to use.

9. Put a thin line of glue across the back of each bow and feed the twin across it. Space out your bows as close or as far as you’d like.

bow back2ribbon banner1Wa-la! You are finished… Well, after you get it hug to pretty up your wall!  I paired it with a super cute doily banner, also hung on my gold twine.

Thanks for stopping in today!

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