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Recycling paper for parties:

Green crafts, Making flower, Paper crafts, Recycle  |  September 21st 2011  |  0 Comment

Bow For Your Sweetheart?

Sweet valentine style bows for your sweetie!
1. 5 – 3/4″ by 8-8 1/2″ strips

2. Flip one end around to the middle of the strip. Secure with some kind of quick drying glue(hot glue, or glue tape)

3. Flip the other end around and secure.

4. It should look like this. Make 4 more.

Click on the picture for more detail . Please ignore my winter manicure. It’s embarrassing.

Stack them alternating the direction, gluing as you go. This one is stacked but not glued yet.

For the Centers you can:

1. Make a simple loop and glue in the center.

2. Use your last piece, folding it almost in half before gluing in the center. Just stuff it in there.

Bows!

I eyeballed the center of some of my strips. Some I actually measured the center.

For the back I added a circle for a finished look.
I did distress this one with brown ink. It was screaming for it.

This one took double layers.

3/4″ wide strips and 1/2″ wide strips layered then put together the same way.

For my favorite bow I made a bottle hanger with a strip of left over paper.

Then attached my bow.
Swoon.

I learned:

1. Hot glue worked best for me.
2. The more flexible the paper the better. Stiff paper just didn’t lay well.
3. One you get the flip down you can churn these out pretty fast.