Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Recycled bows

A couple weeks ago I followed a link for bows made out of recycled magazines.

Since then, the elves around here have been busy. Most of these are Julianne's but Allison eventually got in on the action.

Whenever the girls make something, my brother, Earl, tells them they should make whatever it is in camo for their dad. Earl hadn't seen any of their bows yet, but Allison anticipated his advice when Earl's 50th birthday rolled around last week. (You didn't hear it here.) The Bass Pro ad provided her with enough camo to make a bow for Uncle Earl's gift.

I love the unique, bright, multi-colored look of these bows. If you've got colorful magazines (or even junk mail) around, you, too, could become a bow-making fanatic. You'll be in good company.
Hey, I think this qualifies for Kathy's Handmade Holidays, doesn't it? If you got here from her site, jump back over and wish my brother a belated happy 50th, won't you? Thanks. (Don't tell him you heard it from me, though.)
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  1. What? Earl is 50?? Happy Birthday!

    I love the bows...they are beautiful. I am going to check out how to make them...thanks for sharing!



  2. What a wonderful plan! I will def. check it out! Thanks!

  3. Very, very cool!


  4. wow Karen - my little elves are going to LOVE this one! Thanks for sharing!


  5. What a very cool idea!
    The bows look very professional.

    Becky K.

  6. They are fabulous!
    hmmmm wonderful if i can convince my kids to make me a couple dozen for Christmas gifts :)


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