Friday, November 11, 2011

Re-Usable felt and burlap Christmas present bows!!

I LOVE these re-usable felt bows!! I made one like this red one here and I also made a burlap bow too! I LOVE burlap right now. I need to go back to the craft store and get some more!

I've posted the instructions below so you will know how many pieces you will need and how long you will need them. As you can see, the bows are just basically overlapped until you've used each bow. You may want to try laying them out before you commit to the hot glue!! I did this one night while watching a scary movie :) The burlap one is just as cute! I will post it soon. Have fun :)
I was thinking though, if I put one of my home made bows on a relative's present would it be tacky to ask for it back?! lol. I'm thinking it probably would be I guess if I make a bow, its part of your present to them! Just make sure you give it to someone who you know will appreciate it, right? ;)

  • felt
  • fabric glue
  • scissors
Cut strips from your felt. For the larger bow, use 3/4″ strips; for the smaller bow, 3/8″ strips.
Cut your strips into the following lengths: (3) 9″, (3) 8″, (2) 7″, (1) 3″. Or for the smaller bow: (3) 4″, (2) 3.5″, 1 (1.5″).
Twist your bows like the photo above one at time, gluing and setting them aside to dry while you do the rest. Be sure to use a fabric glue that will hold the felt. I bet you could even use hot glue in a pinch!
Once all of your loops are ready, begin piecing them together, largest to smallest, gluing them one on top of the other so that the loops are evenly spread.
Let dry and then attach to a package with glue or strong tape.
Variations: Use multiple colored loops in a single bow or an entirely different material altogether!

Kay, so I need to give props to this website. I got this felt bow idea from them.


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  2. Thanks for the idea! Link parties look like fun!