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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Signal Bow Tutorial

Here is a tutorial for a signal bow. Since I have trouble with bows I thought I would share this also. Can't remember where I found this online.

You will need a dinner fork and about 8" of ribbon. You can use less but till you get the hang of it, it is easier to learn with a long piece.


I used the striped ribbon cause it is easier for you to see, to show how it is done.






Fold the ribbon in half to make a loop.









Put the fork in the loop and pull tight.










I hope I don't lose ya now. Take the ribbon end that is behind the fork and bring it above and over in front of the ribbon in the front and stick it down in the center of the fork in between the tines. The picture probably makes more sense then my words.




Now take the front ribbon that you crossed the back ribbon over, and bring it up and stick it in the front of fork in the middle hole in between the tines.

Again the picture is probably easier to follow...I hope...hey ya took forever to find a clean fork, I ate about 10 chocolates while I waited...I'm buzzin'!






This is what it looks like from the back. (this is the back of the fork!)








Now just tie the ribbon in a knot and that will hold the center piece tight.

This is what it looks like from the back.







This is what it looks like from the front...see the cute little bow?







I trimmed the tails a little and there it is! Cute eh?





Fork Bow Tutorial

I found this on a web site and thought I would share it with everyone!

Fork Bow Tutorial

I made this fork bow tutorial for you. It's very easy and makes cute little bows that can be tied to favors, small earring boxes, homemade Christmas ornaments and more! I used an old, big serving fork to demonstrate, but you can use a regular size fork or dowels glued on a wooden base.


Picture 1 Below: All you need is some kind of 4 pronged fork, ribbon and a pair of scissors.


Picture 2 Below: First off, start by weaving the ribbon in and out of the fork. Leave a little extra ribbon on the left and just let it lie there. The ribbon you will be weaving with is pictured on the right.


Picture 3 Below: Take the ribbon on the right hand side over the top of the fork and weave the ribbon in and out.


Picture 4 Below: Then, do the same thing again on the left hand side of the fork, weaving the ribbon in and out, coming the opposite direction. Remember, you are only weaving with the one ribbon. The other piece of ribbon on the left is just going to lie there.


Picture 5 Below: Now, finish weaving in and out until you almost reach the top of the fork.


Picture 6 Below: Take a separate piece of ribbon and slide it through the bottom in the middle of the fork.


Picture 7 Below: Now, tie it tight! Slide the whole thing off the fork.


Picture 8 Below: You should have 4 ribbon strings on the bow. Cut two of the pieces to look like part of the ribbon. The other two pieces of ribbon that are left can be tied around a little sachet-like favor.