We love making these pretty gift bows when we are feeling overwhelmed with projects & need to see something finished. It is our way of dealing with stress…… We offer free gift wrapping in our shop & our customers are always asking how we make our fancy bows. Here is a little how-to so you can make your own!
You just need some paper raffia & a pair of scissors. We always keep a variety of colors in stock. We buy ours from Nashville Wraps.
Step 1: take one color of the paper wraphia & cut 6 pieces that are 6 inches long.
Step 2: Peal each 6″ slice of paper raffia completely open
Step 3: Layer all 6 pieces together – one on top of the other. Then cut points on either side.
Step 4: Cut a long piece of raffia (enough to go around your package) & one 12″ piece in a contrasting color. Lay 12″ piece of raffia down flat & then cross longest piece on top of that. Take two petals & pinch together in center. Lay at center point of the crossed raffia pieces. Take shorter piece of raffia & tie once in center of two petals. It should look like the image below:
Step 5: continue adding petals in the same way.
Step 6: Cut 6 more pieces of contrasting color (here we used pink) about 5″ long. Tie 2 pieces at a time in the same way you tied the petals. When you come to the last 2 pieces, tie a double knot & trim.
The next time you are in Art Star buying a gift – ask us to wrap it for you! You’ll get one of these lovely flowers to top off your gift!