How to Make a Perfect Book Page Bow
“Oh sure – no problem!“, I responded.
I do enjoy making them, but my kitchen counter is now decorated with spiderweb-like strands of hot glue, I burned myself a few times, and I have German script imprinted on my brain, but I finally finished them…
They are inexpensive and don’t take terribly long to make (unless you are making 100). After getting the hang of making the first 2, the rest when faster.
I just hot-glued my bow pieces onto grosgrain ribbon, but you could also enclose the ribbon behind the center strip on the bow, so the bows can be slid along the ribbon, into whatever position you want them to be on the bunting.
Step 1 – Crumble up an old book page, then uncrumple it and cut 2 pieces for the wide part (however big you want your bow). For the smaller bows, I just used 1 piece. Cut another longer, slightly narrower strip, for the bottom part of the bow and fold it in half, then cut the little tips into it. Cut a small 3rd piece to wrap around the center of the bow.
Step 2 – Put the 2 wide pieces together, and scrunch the center of them.
Then bend the last piece in half and glue it onto the back of the bow.
Step 5 – Fluff the sides of the bow and done!
Cute, fun, and one of a 1,000 ways to use old book pages!
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