Thursday, December 1, 2022

Growing in Unity bow maker

Today I have a fun project to share with you. I made a fancy bow maker to give to a new stamping friend. I used the floral stamp from this past kit of the month called Everyday Fairytale

I took a piece of cardstock double the size of the stamped image. I stamped the flowers and folded the cardstock. 

I took four bamboos skewers and broke them so that they were the same length. I got glued them to the backside of the stamped floral

I then put hot glue all over the skewers and folded the lower half over the cardstock onto it sandwiching the skewers inside the cardstock. 

(Kind of like a matchbook)

I watercolored the floral image. 

I stamped the flowers again, fussy cut and painted them. 

I used dimensional sticky tape to adhere these flowers on top of the already stamped flowers on the cardstock. 

This is the back of the bow maker. I wrote the 2 lengths of ribbon needed to make the bow. 
16 inches and 7 inches 

To make the bow you start with the 16 inch length bow. You weave it in and out of the bamboo skewers. Leaving about 3 inches over the left side. 

Then you weave back the other way 
Then you weave back the other way 

Then back again 
You will have about 3 inches hanging off the right side 

Then you slip the 7 inch ribbon in the middle two skewers at the bottom and at the top 

Tie the 7 inch ribbon gathering the woven ribbon into a bow 

Then you slide the bow off. 

I hope you liked this fun project. Come back tomorrow for my last day of growing in Unity 


  1. This is so beautiful and such easy to follow directions. She is going to be tickled pink! I still have mine, too!

  2. I definitely like this project! Lovely and practical. :)

  3. Awesome project! Looks to be an easy way to create a bow. Thank you.

  4. This is brilliant! I love this idea. Your friend will be thrilled!

  5. Great idea! I'm going to try this!

  6. I don't think there is a more beautiful bow maker out there! How unique and just
    gorgeous!! And makes a lovely bow, too.

  7. What a practical and beautiful wee gift MariLynn - love your colouring of the base!! Your instructions are so clear and precise too.

  8. So creative to pretty up a bow maker!!

  9. Oh I love how you even decorated a tool for your craft room, I will have to make myself one now!