Alison Lewis, the creator of Switch, uses technology in the most creative and crafty ways. For example, in this tutorial she shows us how to make glowing gift bows with the help a few LEDs and 3-volt batteries. Check out the list of things you’ll need and then scroll down to watch Alison show us step by step how to make one!
hot glue gun and glue sticks
toothpicks or stirring straws
2 3-volt batteries
a few LEDs, available at places like Radio Shack
glitter & sequins, if desired, but required for the Alison’s Lady Gaga-inspired bow:
Nashville Wraps Community is a site dedicated to people who take wrapping and packaging very seriously. Giving their professional secrets away is just one reason to take a peek at their fount of information. Case in point: their gift bow and pew bow tutorial. The gift bow comes at the most gift-giving time of year, and the pew bow is worthy of a ‘favorite’ for any upcoming weddings in the new year.
To make a gift bow, you’ll need 4 yards of ribbon (hey, the pros don’t mess around!) Continue Reading
Spotted this pic over on Craftzine. A perfect finish to the DIYers’ gifts this holiday season–wrapped, of course, in craft paper. There’s no accompanying tutorial, but it shouldn’t be too hard to do. After taping the package, I’d probably fold a length of duct tape back on itself, thereby eliminating the sticky back, and then ‘tie’ the bow. Or, to save on tape, you could stick the tape onto newspaper and then trim the excess paper away. Continue Reading
We’re not talking shoelaces here, we’re talking PRETTIES. For gifts… ’cause it’s getting to be that time. Sure you could buy ready made bows, but wheres the fun in that? This way you get to use up any supplies of ribbon that you might have been compulsively hoarding (I can’t help it I loveses the precious ribbons)… Anyway, the trick to making swanky looking ribbon bows is apparently to use a bow tying board, here’s how to make one. Continue Reading
Years ago I used some cute upholstery fabric to wrap a baby shower gift, it only seemed natural. I tied it and made a bow out of real ball fringe or something darling. As I remember, it was very difficult to figure out a way to make the wrapping say put. Happily, the wrapping got more applause than the gift (justifiably, if I do say so myself).