November 13, 2011

Paper Bow Wine Topper

Perfect for either a casual occasion or for a more festive event, paper bows are easy to make and look pretty awesome!
 (if I do say so myself!)

A total coincidence that the colors of the label matched the autumn paper I'd previously picked out, but it's not a bad idea, if you're flexible about paper..or wine.

Here's what you'll need:
2 colors/patterns 12x12'' scrapbook paper - scissors- glue - 1 pipe cleaner - ribbon (with wire)

Here's How..

1. Cut each piece of scrap booking paper into strips.(about 7).
2. Roll the paper, one at a time, around your finger to create a slight curl. Tuck end and glue.
3. Continue paper around and glue again, and again until you glue the end down.
4. Once dry, pinch the end of each paper circle to create a pedal shape.
5. Complete rolling, gluing, and pinching several paper circles.
6 &7. String them each onto a pipe cleaner, alternating colors/patterns.
8. Push them close together and twist the pipe cleaner closed. Some overlapping of the paper is good.
9. Cut a piece of ribbon and tie it around the bottle's neck. Lace one side of the ribbon end through the pipe cleaner keyhole and tie the ribbon ends together again to secure. Pull ribbon end through the center, only part way and shape as center of "flower". Twist and turn the pipe cleaner and shape it as you like it. Add extra strands of ribbon and curl them using a pencil, etc.

  Cute, huh?

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