Good Morning! Hope you got a really good night’s rest!! Today’s Super Saturday Tutorial walks you step by step through two quick and easy ribbon tying tricks. I’ve been meaning to share these for quite some time, and today’s the day!
Often in my posts, you hear me describe what I call a simple knotted ribbon, and bows tied on conveniently on my fingers… such was the case with pretty double loop bow, single loop bow, and triple loop bows. But, there’s also another clean and simple bow which I tie on my fingers… the knotted ribbon bow!
LOL.. my fingers are convenient and I don’t have to search for tools or props when tying ribbon… and this bow is a favorite of my friends and customers!
Today’s tips (and tricks) for Paper Crafters:
Two CAS Knotted Ribbon Bow Techniques Tutorials!
- Loop ribbon around your finger, and tie ribbon like you would begin tying your shoe laces… keep it fairly loose. Normally I tie the ribbon on my ring finger, but lately I’ve been tying on my pinkie finger as it wastes less ribbon and wastes less ribbon!
- Repeat, forming a knot… but don’t do that to your shoe laces, LOL you may not be able to get your shoes off!
- Slip the ribbon off your finger… you have a small loop… much less waste than tying around my ring finger or larger diameter objects!
- Find the middle of the ribbon loop and use your Craft (ribbon) Scissors to slice the loop on a diagonal.
- Now, simply tug the cut ends of the ribbon… not too tightly or your bow won’t be pretty! Best of all, there is little or no waste of ribbon and the bow lies nice and flat for mailing too!
That was quick, now... are you ready for the second ribbon trick?And here’s another simple yet similar bow that even the kids can do! You’ll need one tool for this bow… a hole punch!
- Insert the punch along the edge of your chosen card stock.
- Next, wrap ribbon around card stock and through the hole.
- Now simply knot and dove tail the bow ends with your ribbon scissors!
- Change it up… use a smaller punch when using more narrow ribbon!
I hope you enjoyed these clean and simple, quick and easy ribbon tying tricks! See you tomorrow with a new, fresh and fun card share!