Tuesday, December 21, 2010

day 12 - peppermint bark and a paper bow by help me ronda!

I can't believe our 12 days of Christmas are already over at the Jar! It has really been fun for me and I hope you've found lots of holiday inspiration and had a lot of fun too! Don't forget to comment on yesterday's post for a chance to win a free photography session with Vonnie!

Today's guest post is brought to you by the most fabulous Help Me Ronda. Make sure you cozy up and sit and stay awhile at her blog! She's one of those people that everything she touches turns into something jaw dropping. A MacGyver...of crafting! Enjoy!

I love the holidays & gift giving. I made some peppermint bark to give out to friends. It was simple & easy to make. There are directions on my blog here on how to make the bark. I was trying to decide how to package it up when I found this cute little cans in my craftroom that used to hold paper flowers. After washing it out, I decorated the can with pattern paper and added a cute little bow on top. My friend emily showed me how to make that paper bow and now I am going to show you.

First cut 6 strips of pattern paper 6” x 5/8” and one strip 3” x 5/8”. Mark the 6” pieces in the center of the side you want to show. I like the green side so you will see an “X” on the 3” mark.

Add a drop of liquid glue to the center of the strip

Wrap the pattern paper end towards the center making a pointy loop. Repeat this with other end. It should look like a figure 8.

Once you have all 6 pieces complete you can start layering the pieces. I used a dab of glue in the center, then press & hold until dried.

First create a cross, then add in the next few layers changing the direction of the points.

Make a loop with the 3” strip and glue into the center of the bow. It is so simple & so cute to make. You can use pattern paper, Christmas magazines, brown paper bags. So completely adorable.


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