Making a Perfect Mini Bow the Easy Way!

For years, I’ve been running classes where one of the cards may have a bow on it.  And I’ve watched folks struggle with trying to make a smaller bow without either getting your fingers caught or one side of the bow threatening to come out.  Now, it is totally possible to tie it like normal, but I’ve finally put together a video on how to do it the quick and easy way that comes out perfect everytime!  No, seriously! 🙂 I have it at the bottom of this post.

So, here is a card I made with the sample bow from the video.  Isn’t it cute?  It uses the retiring satin ribbon (seriously, I think this is the product I’m most sad about losing!) for a border and bow.

easy events fork bow card


Now if you are curious about the scallopy Saffron circles under the ribbon – surprise!  It is the retiring Pocketful of Posies designer paper and I just cut along the white lines in the paper.


See, just cut and flip it over and here you go!  Oh, and another close up of the bow.perfect fork bow closeup


Alright, so if you’ve made it this far, check out the video for how I made this bow using a fork… that is right, a fork.  Then leave me a comment and let me know what you thought of it!


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Hello Easy Bow Card Recipe:

Stamps: Easy Events
Ink: Early Espresso Classic, Soft Suede Classic, Crumb Cake Classic, Old Olive Classic
Paper: Pocketful of Posies designer paper, Perfect Plum cardstock, Whisper White cs
Accessories: 2-3/8” Scallop Circle punch, Basic Pearls, Old Olive 5/8” Satin Ribbon, Blender pen, glue dots, Sponge Daubers

2 responses to “Making a Perfect Mini Bow the Easy Way!”

  1. Jennifer: That is a great video! I can’t wait to try it. I use the bow easy as I have such trouble with bows. I like this idea a lot! Love the card you made. Great colors together and I love the aging/distressing of the paper you did.

  2. I have shown bow tying in my workshops but get teased because I’m left handed. (My method works for me!) this will be great for those who are finger challenged)

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