I’m having fun with Jessica Jones’ paper bow template and this is definitely not the last post in which I feature this bow because I freaking love it and the fact that she made it and offered it to us all. This time around I decided to make a bow out of felt. I couldn’t resist buying this houndstooth pattern at AC Moore craft store. I found it to be a bit sturdier than other felt squares and the reverse side is plain white making it perfect to trace, using the template, and cut it out without any problems. I also used glue dots to secure the bow.
I made this bow for my husband’s father’s day gift (a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey). He loved both, but we all know which one he loves the most. 🙂 Cheers!
With the felt you can make these bows into hair bows by sewing a clip in the back or even attach them onto headbands! The possibilities are endless, which is why this bow template is awesome.
There’s a free PDF template at the link posted above. I used several colorful cardstock papers to make my bows, but of course you can always use regular paper or simply print out the template on cardstock, because it’s sturdier, and trace onto any other paper like newspaper, magazine pages, scrapbook paper, etc. The possibilities are endless and here’s a great idea for a one of a kind paper bow: print the template on regular paper, have your child design it (color it in), cut and put it together. They’ll be smiles all around!
Paper cutting frenzy
I decided to use brads at the center to hold my bows together. Then I wrapped and glued the final piece.
I literally squealed with delight.
This project and its end result made me really happy.
I love these bows and can’t wait to make more. Many, many more!