These Flower bows will add that special touch to any gift! I used the Foil Tips by Cricut in gold or silver. Don’t just put any old bow on that special gift, put a gorgeous homemade foiled bow on it and make it extra special!
If you want to make the bows larger or smaller, you can within limits. I went as small as four inches wide on bow 1 (2 inches wide finished size) and as big as 22 inches wide (11 inches wide finished size) but I had to use a 12 X 24 inch mat.
Paper Selection for the Flower Bows
Cutting the Flower Bows
If you need to know how to move things around the mat, wathc this video.
I made Bow 1 in gold foil set at medium and bow 2 with silver foil set at fine. If you don’t have the foil tips you can still do this project. Just change the drawings from foil to pen and they will be drawn instead. If you need help using the foil tips see the tutorial here.
Assembling the Flower Bows
And your Flower Bows made with the foil tool are done!
Fun Facts about Ribbons and Bows
- The use of ribbons to embellish packaging dates back to as early as the Neolithic period, when people wove narrow strips of cloth on small portable looms.
- Ribbons and bows rose to popularity and eventually became a versatile fashion accessory for men and women in the Victorian era.
- Depending on your packaging, ribbons or bows can be used to bind parts of it together, or to simply embellish it for an added flair.
- Ribbons can be made from lace, satin, grosgrain, velvet, or taffeta, as well as in tartan, gingham patterns.