If you've been following this site, you're probably guessing I got this idea from an earlier post about origami bows. However, this paper bow actually came about when I was making some paper pinwheels. It all started like this; I was debating whether to do a post on mini yo-yos or mini guitars. Trying to decide, I started staring at my bulletin board wishing there was a pinwheel on it to spin. This then lead to the making of some pinwheels which started turning in containers which then morphed into bows. So there you have it, if you ever wondered how my brain works now you know. Some may call this a short attention span but I like to kindly refer to it as the "creative process".
Square piece of card stock
With right side of paper facing down cut paper where you see dotted lines. Cut off bottom section (refer to right picture).
Bend top flap down revealing right side of paper. Punch holes as marked by the five black dots. Fold bottom left corner up and add a brad. Click on images for a larger view.
Attach top left corner to the brad. Attach bottom right flap to the brad.
Attach top right flap to brad. Place brad through the center hole. Close brad in the back. Cut out bottom of bow (refer to dots). Done!
Once your bows are made you can adjust the shape by trimming the bows if you wish.
These cute little bows would make the perfect bunting for a party. Make them small for tiny embellishments or large to decorate with. There are lots of possibilities.