Tuesday, December 14, 2010

For My Crafty Friends

A friend of mine forwarded this to me in an email.  I thought it was pretty cool so I thought I would post it here.

Here is a money saver.

Don't throw out your old magazines, do some green crafting with them. Having a lot of patience and time you can create this amazing-looking multi-looped gift bow. Magazines have never been so crafty until now.
  • 1 magazine page (or 8 ½ x 11” paper of your choice)
  • Small hole punch (or a sharp object for poking a small hole)
  • 1 metal brad
  • Scissors
  1. Cut across the magazine page to make nine 3/4 to 1 inch strips. 

  2. Start with one strip and make a loop at one end.

  3. Turn the strip and make a loop at the other end.

  4. Use the small hole punch (or sharp object ~ be careful!!) to make a hole through all 3 layers of paper. 

  5. Place the brad through the hole. 

  6. Repeat with the remaining 8 strips. (I find it best to hold the prongs of the brad between my teeth while I loop the next strip, but do whatever works for you.) 

  7. Open the brad to hold all the strips in place. 

  8. Attach your finished bow using double sided tape. 



Tom and Sue said...

WOW!! Very cool, and creative...just can't imagine actually MAKING all my bows...don't have the patience! Have you tried this?

Roo said...

No... I haven't tried it. I just thought it was cool and had to share.