by Fuschia Foot
You will surely want to make bows at home instead of buying them at the store once you know how to make them. Lots of great ribbon types are available at your local craft store which you can purchase to make different styles of bows. Also, you can find great deals in the dollar bins at the store or clearance ribbon available all year round.
When you make bows yourself you will certainly save a lot of money and you will have fun too. I was surprised that many of the already made bows from various types of holiday ribbon for sale at the craft store were priced up to $ 70.00 for one large bow. You could certainly do the same thing at home for just a small fraction of that cost since the ribbon is very inexpensive, especially when on sale. Even the more elaborate bows with a few different layers of various ribbon is something you could make instead of purchasing which allows you to be very creative in the work you are doing while still saving money.
I love being able to make bows that I can use to decorate my house or give as gifts. I think it adds such a special personal touch when you can share that you know how to create beautiful bows and have designed one especially for them. The best part when you make bows is that you can pick out ribbon that is well suited to the person’s taste and likes depending on their interests. This really makes it personalized and special.
For example, my friend’s daughter loves flowers and has a May birthday. This is perfect because I am able to purchase all kinds of flower ribbon, especially during spring time, and then I can make hair bows for her. She just loves this! I’ll be making hair bows for her in a variety of styles with a bunch of different ribbon. Since I found some great gift bow ribbon I’m going to use and then add those bows to the outside of the wrapped box of hair bows. I even found some ribbon to make bows in the dollar bins so this will be a very reasonably priced gift and better yet, it will be home-made because I know how to make bows!
Jenn Spencer enjoys making bows and especially loves teaching others how to make hair bows and decorative bows. For more information, please visit her site http://www.LearnHowToMakeBows.com or her blog at http://www.LearnHowToMakeBows.wordpress.com