Friday, January 16, 2015

Homemade Bows

Ok, so you just gotta love creative.  If you know me, you know I always say I'm not creative on my own, but I copy well.  Well, here's another example of that.  I was sitting here the other night trying to get a news reader going.... haven't had one since google reader closed and I missed the ease of seeing all the cute projects created by everyone so I finally broke down and was trying to find one I liked.  Not sure if I'm there yet, but I did find one and imported all my old feeds into and stumbled across a post from a blog called "Older and Wiser."  I love that blog.  She uses all kinds of things to decorate her work and home.  Things that I would have never thought to use.  Well, she had the CUTEST darn bows on her blog made out of old newspaper....really?   Hmmmmmm....I just happen to have some of that down in my basement so off I went to find it.  She had also used an add to make a scrunchy bow.  Sitting next to me happened to be a fabric store ad so I just had to give that a try too.  Well and if that wasn't enough, my mind started running about all the cute projects I was making for my daughter's birthday party and thought....hey I have leftover paper from her birthday that would make cute bows so....there you have it.  A lengthy story of why I have newspaper, add, and matching birthday bows.  You should have seen my husband when I started cutting up the newspaper, he said, "What are you doing?"  LOL.  Good thing he loves me right! recycled ad and newspaper and left over birthday paper


  1. Oh what a great way to use up scraps - I'll have to give this a try.

  2. Super cute idea! Oh I'm gonna have to lift this for to use with some Christmas wrapping paper :)

  3. Really cute, what a great way to save and use the birthday paper on a layout.
    Cindy F.