Handmade Holiday 2016 ~ Day #2

Hi everyone!

Welcome to day #2 of Handmade Holiday 2016. This can be such a busy and hectic time of year but I still enjoy giving something handmade and adding handmade touches to gifts for family and friends. Each day this week, I’ll share a quick Handmade Holiday idea for gift packaging, tags, gift card holders, place setting favors, recipes and more that will be sure to add that special handmade touch.

Day #2 ~ Paper Bows

These little bows will be the finishing touch to your holiday gift bags/boxes and treat containers. And they are very simple to make. You can whip up all you need in no time at all! Fill a pretty box with a bunch of them and add some matching tags for a thoughtful gift at this busy time of year.

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You will need: paper {patterned or solid, depending on the look you are after}, envelope punch board, ruler, cutting tool of choice, bone folder, strong adhesive, embellishments.

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*Please note: for my bows, I used both patterned and solid papers.

 

 

For each bow:

Cut the solid card stock: 1″ x 6″  {x1}

Cut the patterned paper: 1″ x 5″ {x2}

 

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Round the corners on the solid strip and on one patterned strip.

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For the second patterned strip, center vertically on the punch board and punch each end.

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Center each strip {all 3} horizontally on the envelope punch board and punch each side. *Please note: I added 2 little pencil tick marks to line up the right ends of each piece to be sure they are being punched right in the centers ~ 1 {at 2.5″ from the center} for the 5″ pieces and 1 {at 3″ from the center} for the 6″ piece. These are easily erased when you are finished.

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With the bone folder, gently curl the ends of the solid strip and the patterned strip with the rounded corners. This makes it easier when folding.

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Apply adhesive to each end of these 2 pieces and match up the curves in the the center. Then adhere together the 3 layers on top of each other. Now you have a bow!

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All that’s left is to add a pretty embellishement and it’s ready to add to a holiday package! 🙂

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Hints:

*Use a strong adhesive when creating these. This will ensure they don’t come apart. A thin layer of hot glue or double sided tape works well.

*Put a couple of small pieces of double sided tape on the back. The backing of the tape just needs to be removed and the bow is ready to stick on.

*Add a variety of embellishments to the centers ~ buttons, snowflakes, chipboard shapes, flowers, etc.

*These can be created for any occasion at any time of the year ~ just change the patterned papers.

*Here is another blog post with more uses for the Envelope Punch Board ~ https://thecountrytouch.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/tuesdays-tip-6/

 

 

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See you tomorrow for day #3!

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

 

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4 comments on “Handmade Holiday 2016 ~ Day #2

  1. Scott says:

    Wow!!!! I’ll be making bows all day now. Thx for the informative post

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  2. Kim HENDERSON says:

    This is great – I was just admiring these bows at Sparkling Dahlia yesterday. LOL I was wondering how you made them!!!!

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