Monday, July 11, 2011

Hair Lift Bows

Happy Monday!
Don't forget that it's Challenge Me Monday #68 over at Fantabulous Cricut.  This week's theme is Let's Go Camping.  Be sure to visit to see what the design team is sharing and then link up your own creation for a chance to win this week's prize and maybe even be our guest designer for the next challenge.

Since this isn't my week to post on FCCB, I thought I'd share what I posted for last week's Quick Tip Tuesday.
Many of you have probably read about how to make those tiny bows using the tines of a fork.  Well, I wanted to have a little more size flexibility so I set out to find another tool and this is what I came up with.
I'm using the same directions but I'm using a HAIR LIFT (pick) instead.  I found one with 12 tines at the Dollar Store - can't beat that!  So, here goes:

Take a length of ribbon and fold it in half.  Slip the loop over the tines of the Lift.  Notice I'm using 6 tines for my bow (must be an even number).

Pull the ribbon length from the back over the front length and down through the middle tine.

Pull the front length up and over the loops and down the through the same middle tine.  You'll have one end below the loops and one above.  Be careful not to pull too tightly or the tines will squeeze together.

Turn the Lift over and tie the two ends.  Again, not too tightly.  Slip the bow off of the Lift and trim the ends to your desired length.

And there you have it!  You can vary your bow size by the number of tines you use and the width of the fiber or ribbon you use.

I'll have another Quick Tip posted tomorrow at Fantabulous Cricut.  I hope you'll take a look.

Hugs and Happy Crafting,


Julie said...

That is so cleaver - thanks for sharing it!

Bunnyfreak said...

Great tip. I think I have one of these somewhere.

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing this great tip; I'm going to try it !

Marissa said...

you are too creative!

Kristie Maynard said...

What a great idea! I have a couple bow makers that I have just made from heavy cardboard, but this is a great idea! I love that there are a variety of sizes too. Cool beans!

Especially_For_You said...

This is such a great tip, thanks so much for sharing! I have something for you over on my blog, please come pick it up! :)


Love That Bug said...

You are a genious!!! I love this. Who would of known we would ever use a hair pick when it came to crafting.
Thanks so much for sharing

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