While this is my favorite style of bow to create, it is the one that takes the longest amount of time. To create one of these beauties, I average about an hour and a half...so you do the math on
how long I had my rear planted in one spot!
The upside to that is that I got to play with a boat load of Bonnie's ribbons!
Below I have included some close-ups of a few of the bows for you.
Here is the one that is probably my favorite.
It has leopard print ribbon as the focal point with accents of a variety of pinks and some sparkly golds. The base ribbon is the double ruffle 1 1/2 azalea. LOVE that ribbon!
Here is another animal print, but zebra instead.
I accented with white and her favorite color...PURPLE.
I used the 3/8 inch purple double ruffle in there to add some vibrancy to the otherwise muted lavender. I thought it was the perfect touch!
In this one, I used TWO different double ruffles for an added interest. I used the 1 1/2 inch azalea for the main base, and the 7/8 inch apple green as the center to provide a "lily pad" effect for that adorable little frog.
And here is the holiday bow. YES...one of my nieces just wanted a bow to match her Christmas outfit. The base is the 1 1/2 inch double ruffle white layered with the gold reindeer.
I cut each individual reindeer off of the strand to create a few "Lone" standing reindeer for the accents on this bow. THAT was her favorite thing about it!
I also used 5/8 inch red double ruffle...OMG this is GORGEOUS!!!
The red is so deep an vibrant!
As you can imagine, I have a plethora of scrap lengths of ribbon.
While anything shorter than about 24 inches is not useful to me in making bows, it can be useful in a variety of other projects.
SO...I never throw my scrap ribbon away.
I have a gallon sized ziplock that collects all of my scraps.
THAT bag comes out when I am creating cards or other projects that require shorter lengths of ribbon. I always look in the bag before I ever cut into a longer ribbon.
Oh, and something just occurred to me...
With all of the ribbon that I used, I think I need to head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store and stock up!
Thanks for visiting today! I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year this weekend!