Bows and More Bows

My Stamping classes do not always consist of making paper products. Some of the ladies wanted me to teach them how to make bows. We had one class on making bows from paper. These are great for inexpensive bows for packages. You can make one bow from on 12 x 12 inch sheet of DSP. They cost at least $2.99 in a favorite hobby store. Here is one example of our creations:

My mom made beautiful bows for wreaths and trees, and taught me how to make them too. However, the way she made them caused me to get cramp in my thumb; as she got older, her hands cramped as she was holding the centers together as she made the loops. I so wish she had learned to make the Messy Bows because they are so much easier and do not cause cramp in my thumb!