August 10, 2011
If you know me or have taken one of my classes you will know that I am NOT a bow maker!
I'd rather tie a knot than a bow and I sometimes feel that my ribbon embellished cards look the same because of this handicap.
I saw a post by Becca Feeken a while ago where she made her own peg bow maker and I knew that someday I would have to make one of these for myself!
I know that there are lots of tools out there to help you tie bows.
I have a couple of Bow Easy's but I have to pull out the directions to use them every time.
I even made myself some "fingers" to help me tie bows (I traced my 2 index fingers onto recycled plastic).
But after watching a few of Becca's peg bow tying videos I realized that her tool was a better one since it really is like having another hand.
So yesterday - while waiting for the garage door repair man - I looked around my garage and found some materials that I could use to make my own peg bow maker.
Here is my version of the Peg Bow Maker:
I used a scrap piece of MDF baseboard trim (leftovers from the bathroom remodel) and drilled holes every 1/2 inch. Since I'm making card bows I thought this size would work for me and the funny thing is my trim piece measures out to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4!!
I found a length of thin dowel in the garage (not sure why I had it in the first place but glad I did) and cut it into two 4 inch pieces.
All in all this was very easy to put together and I'm so happy that I made myself a fantastic new tool.
Check out my bows:
Check out the photo below. Yes - you are looking at a triple looped bow made by me!
HERE for the link to this figure eight multiple loop bow video by Becca.
I am happy to say that I am no long "Bow Challenged"!
If you haven't made one of these already I encourage you to do so - you'll be so happy with your beautiful bows!
Thank you Becca!!!!
Until Next Time!