Friday, May 27, 2011

Tying a Perfect Twine Bow

Today I am going to show you a quick tip for tying a perfect bow using a special tool...from your kitchen.

Go grab a fork and some twine and let's get started!
{I am using Pink Sorbet twine from The Twinery}


Step 1:
Lay your fork down on a stable surface with a strand of twine behind it.

Step 2:
Wrap the twine on the right side of the fork over the top of the fork.

Step 3:
Wrap the twine from the left side of the fork (the twine that is still underneath the fork) over the other portion of twine. Thread it through the opening between the middle tines of the fork.

Step 4:
Pull both ends of the twine so it is snug against the fork.

Step 5:
Take the end of the twine from behind the fork and bring it through the top of the opening between the middle tines of the fork.

Step 6:
Tie the two ends of twine together and pull tight to secure the bow.

Step 7:
Remove your bow from the fork and add that cute little bow to your project!

{You can also use this method of tying a bow with ribbon, just be sure to keep the ribbon flat and untwisted as you work to get a beautiful finished product.}

I used this technique for tying a twine bow with The Twinery's Lilac twine on this card:

Card Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill (snow)
Patterned paper: Echo Park (Springtime collection: Delightful Stripe, Growing Vines)
Stickers: Echo Park (Springtime collection: Alpha Stickers)
Fibers: The Twinery (Lilac twine)
Tools: EK Success: Martha Stewart (scoring board), Fiskars (Scalloped Sentiment Border Punch), Fiskars (paper trimmer)
Other: Ranger (Matte Accents)


Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

What an awesome technique! Thanks for sharing the pics!

Glora said...

Nice tutorial and I really love that card too. Hugs- Glora

Christine said...

Fabulous tutorial Tiffany! Why are bows so hard!?! I'm linking this up on Practical Scrappers today!

Renee said...

Thanks for sharing your great tutorial, Tifany! I love your card, too!

Clare G said...

Thanks for the great tip!!

Clare G said...

Thanks for the great tip!