So I go to a major craft store wanting some big outdoor bows made……and they quote me $25 per bow! OUCH! Now I knew I could make them before approaching them but just wanted to see how much they would charge…..$25 is a bit ridiculous don’t you think!
While at the same store, I purchased 6 rolls of 2.5 inch ribbon at a discounted price to make 9 large ribbons—the total cost of purchase—about $25! That’s less than $3 per bow (plus I have extra ribbon left over for another project)! PS these take about 5 to 10 minutes to make depending upon how fast you work!
Making these ribbons is so easy and fun! Simply decide how big or small you want your ribbons then make:
- 3 large loops
- 2 medium loops
- 1 small loop (center)
- 1 long tail—-my tails were approximately 5 feet long
- Supplies include scissors, stapler, craft wire and wire cutter
Yes—it’s just that easy because all you do is staple each group of loops in the center, then fold each loop 3x and secure center of the loops with wire! Repeat with each size loop and tail.
Now the outside of my house is ready to welcome all my holiday guests!
Stay inspired and happy holidays! www.KathyPeterson.com