Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ode to the Value Pack of Gift Bows...


I feel kind of bad for the old school value pack of gift bows. Once the Gold Standard of polished gift wrapping-they have now fallen into the clearance bin shadows of baker's twine, washi tape, snazzy yarn and more clever packaging ideas. I, however, still believe gift bows can offer old school charm. I also adore the idea of using everyday, underappreciated items and imagining them into something wicked cute. With minimal physical effort. Come on, you know that's funny:)



Oh, Value Bag of Gift Bows, I love you so...

Create the world's easiest table runner with a piece of
fabric and add gift bows for adorable drama

cut fabric edges with scalloped scissors for an easy, inexpensive runner


animals crakers dipped into melted white chocolate
and then dunked into a pool of nonpareils

perfect for any party presentation
or a special afterschool snack with your chimps



 string gift bows for a bright, colorful garland


use gift bows to create a spectacular entrance
this dazzling wreath is by Maria {Love & Sugar Kisses}
Tutorial here.

totally adorbs gift bow usage to jazz up some cuppies
by the sparkling Jeannette {J. At Your Service}

9 comments :

Love & Sugar Kisses said...

Love BOWS!! Thank you for sharing my wreath sweet glittery pug :)

Stacy @ She's {kinda} Crafty said...

ha ha ha - you know these going to be flying off the shelf now just because of you! Love it!

Piggy Bank Parties said...

You, my friend, are one-of-a-kind! I am a bow snob but I love the bow garland! ♥

Tini Posh said...

Love the garland and wreath! Very clever!

Tini Posh said...

Love the garland and wreath! Very clever!

J. At Your Service said...

I'm so glad you posted this! I've been ashamed that I like these gift bows. LOL. I used mini gift bows as cupcake toppers once and I personally thought it was super cute! ;) Love the garland!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

I love a good bag of bows!!! The runner is a genius idea :)

Chloe Crabtree said...

Wow! Who would have thought that those old-school bows could be fashioned into such pretty ideas for party decor! I especially like the garland! Thinking of doing it in red, white and green for Christmas! Thanks for sharing.

Lissa (Bellenza) said...

Those ideas of the garland and the wreath made of pre-made gift bows are great!