Saturday, May 24, 2008

Make A Cute Little Bow With A Fork...Tutorial For You!

I made this fork bow tutorial for you. It's very easy and makes cute little bows that can be tied to favors, small earring boxes, homemade Christmas ornaments and more! I used an old, big serving fork to demonstrate, but you can use a regular size fork or dowels glued on a wooden base.

Picture 1 Below: All you need is some kind of 4 pronged fork, ribbon and a pair of scissors.
Picture 2 Below: First off, start by weaving the ribbon in and out of the fork. Leave a little extra ribbon on the left and just let it lie there. The ribbon you will be weaving with is pictured on the right.
Picture 3 Below: Take the ribbon on the right hand side over the top of the fork and weave the ribbon in and out.

Picture 4 Below: Then, do the same thing again on the left hand side of the fork, weaving the ribbon in and out, coming the opposite direction. Remember, you are only weaving with the one ribbon. The other piece of ribbon on the left is just going to lie there.
Picture 5 Below: Now, finish weaving in and out until you almost reach the top of the fork.
Picture 6 Below: Take a separate piece of ribbon and slide it through the bottom in the middle of the fork.
Picture 7 Below: Now, tie it tight! Slide the whole thing off the fork.
Picture 8 Below: You should have 4 ribbon strings on the bow. Cut two of the pieces to look like part of the ribbon. The other two pieces of ribbon that are left can be tied around a little sachet-like favor. You can actually do a multitude of projects with this little bow. I just gave one example when I mentioned party favors.

17 comments:

Connie said...

I think I can do this! Neat. And it's baby blue... I'm getting a boy grandbaby in September. Thanks for the tutorial. (love that word)

sweetiepie said...

Neat tutorial! This will come in handy. I am bookmarking your site. Thanks! Joyce in Iowa

Vintage Art said...

What a great idea! I'm going to bookmark this tutorial for future reference.

Also, I sent you an e-mail, re: your request to use the clipper ship art. (No problem to use it.) If you don't get the e-mail, please let me know. I've been having e-mail challenges lately. - Carla

Daisydaze said...

Great tutorial...thank you.

I put the handle of my fork into a small vise clip, which held it firmly and made tying very easy!

Elsie said...

I think I just found another blog worth visiting all the time. What a good tutorial. I have heard about fork bows??..lol, but never knew how to make them. Thanks so much.

Elsie said...

I just had to come back here to tell you I made the bows today, and just love them. They are soooooo cute!!!

Anonymous said...

The problem i've run into making this bow.... no matter how tight I tie it with the extra ribbon... none of the loops i've made on the fork stay. Help!!!!!!

Donna said...

Great, I will have to try this. And I just spent $45 on the Ultimate Crafters Companion manly for the bow tying. I have a terrible time tying bows.

Anonymous said...

I've never been able to do bows. I think this will work for me!

Anonymous said...

Wow, super easy to do! i'm going to start adding these ribbons on my products when i package them! yay! So glad i Stumbled Upon this :)

Anonymous said...

How adorable! I love the color of the ribbon, too!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this wonderful idea. I will use these lovely bows on my handmade cards

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Susie said...

very, very cute! the simplest one I've seen! Thanks for sharing!

Fashion, design, crafts and more said...

What a great tutorial!! Fantastic, thanks for sharing!

onecandlegirl said...

I saw on youtube a video of this but it was only for 1 loop....this is sooo much better!!!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU :)

Anonymous said...

its cute and neat. :) but i can't seem to make it look like an actual bow.. :( but its still nice