Today is all about Botox . . . errr, make that bow-talks! Talking the bow trend, that is! Bows are big. Big in fashion. Big in home decor. And big in crafts. Let’s explore this bow business further.
Bow Knows Fashion
Look at these pretty bows making fashions bright.
Secret Rebel Bow Stud Set by Forever21
Mini Bows Sweatshirt by J Crew
Bow Knows Home
A bow shower curtain? Is this bow-gus? Nope. It’s the real deal! And the bathroom isn’t the only place bows show. Check out these bows for the home!
Juliet Bow Shower Curtain by Bed Bath & Beyond
Prim & Proper Dishtowel by Anthropologie
Bow Throw Pillow by The Land of Nod
Bow Knows Crafts
The scrapbooking, card-making, and general crafting world isn’t about to miss out on this hulla-bow-loo. Take a look!
Tim Holtz Alterations Bow Die by Sizzix
Vintage Trinkets Bows by Maya Road
Oh Darling Bow Clothespins by Crate Paper
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Bow Die by Crate Paper
Wanderlust Fabric Bows by Studio Calico
Build a Bow, Yo!
Once a month, I thought it would be fun to offer you a quick trend-related tutorial. How does that sound? In this case, I thought I’d show you one of my favorite ways to make a bow.
What You’ll Need
Crepe Paper (or any light-weight paper) + Washi Tape (or other decorative tape) + Stapler + 5 minutes (yup, it’s as quick as it is easy).
Step 1: Fold 20” (approximately) strip of crepe over in half.
Step 2: Fold into thirds, overlapping by about 1/2” in the center.
Step 3: Pinch center together, forming bow shape.
Step 4: Staple to secure.
Step 5: Wrap washi tape around center.
It’s a regular bow-nanza!
Here are additional bows I created following the same approach but with different paper.
This bow show continues on my blog, with an additional bow technique made using a basic heart punch. Plus, I put the bows from this post to work on a few different projects.
Bow the Distance
Want more bow how-tos and bow-nified paper projects? Check out my “Bows” Pinterest page.
Bow no! Looks like we’re out of time today. Thanks for being willing to go bow with me today. I’d love to know how you plan on using bows on your projects.