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Learn How to Make a Wired Ribbon Bow Video: INSPIRATION AVENUE


I am usually the last one to submit my project for the Inspiration Avenue Weekly Challenge. But…I thought the video that I made over the weekend would tie in with this weeks challenge.

The challenge this week from Judy Goddard is Ingenuity. Ingenuity is my middle name. Or should I say duct tape is my middle name. If I cant figure out how something is assembled or the screws don’t fit, I pull out the duct tape. My Dad calls it IN-GIG-U-NUS  a word commonly used to describe someone who figures out how to make something work. Sometimes called jerry-rigging. I have an engineering mind. I can usually figure out how something works and can fix it, as I mentioned before I will not hesitate to use duct tape to achieve my goal.  I should have stock in the company :-).

For this weeks challenge I included the video instructions on how to make a wired ribbon bow. I have had to use a bit of ingenuity to make the bow work, as I have arthritis in my thumbs  I  had to learn how to make the bow another way.

Just in time for the holidays. You can make fantastic bows for your packages. This is my first attempt at making a How To video.  I’m no M.Night Shamalan.I promise that I will get better. Click on the links to view the videos.

Tools needed

Steps 1,2,3 Steps 1.23

Steps 4,5,6 for making the bowSteps 4,5,6

Wrapping the wire

Final Steps Final steps for making a bow

Final Shot Final Shot

End result

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  1. Now I know you are making this look easier than it looks! Clever lady and what a stroke of ingenuity! Loving your pine cone lights too – might try that one.
    Best wishes

  2. thanks Lisa, the pinecone baskets are easy breezy. I have made them for years. I started them cuz we had so many pinecones and I thought I could make use of them. I video was a little harder, I am now learning how to edit them into one video…not there yet 🙂

  3. These are lovely. Now if you would just come make about twenty of these for me!! Love duct tape, too. It’s a staple in my art. Great take on this challenge.

  4. Very neat! And oh, so in-gig-nus!

    For years i thought ubiquitous was pronounced U-bi (short i) QUEESH-us

    Thanx for playing!

  5. Videos are a lot of work, so I really appreciate you taking the time!

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