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  1. Linda T
    December 23, 2013 @ 12:22 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed your instructions for making a bow. It wasn’t just about the bow, it was the humor of the whole process. Thanks for the great laugh. Am posting to pinterest as you’re bow instructions would interest others but also I hope they will enjoy you’re great sense of humor like I did. I still chuckle at some of the comments you made..
    Merry Christmas

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  2. Sarah
    December 30, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

    I love this tutorial, such a great way to use saved ribbon!

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  3. Linda Wise
    January 7, 2014 @ 3:35 pm

    Hey loved this tutorial! You are funny as well as creative!

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  4. Riza
    August 8, 2014 @ 2:48 am

    Hahaha. Your instructions are so much fun to read! I think this tip is full of wisdom: But at some point, you are going to think: it’s ALMOST right. I’ll do it again.
    Just one more time. DON’T DO IT. Almost is as good as you get.

    Hurray for Kenny Rogers. :))

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  5. Riza
    August 8, 2014 @ 2:51 am

    Wonderful bow by the way 🙂

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  6. Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family
    September 23, 2014 @ 8:06 am

    Thank you for sharing this and I love the wreath tip too!

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  7. Deb
    September 25, 2014 @ 10:16 pm

    Great post and instruction. Still giggling at non-giant ribbon.

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  8. Pam
    November 14, 2014 @ 8:21 am

    I realize this is an old post but I just came across it, and am laughing so hard I am snorting coffee all over my keyboard. Thanks, Victoria, really needed that this morning! now I am actually looking forward to the bow-making session we scheduled at church!

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  9. Zadi
    November 29, 2014 @ 5:53 pm

    Omg you saved my life today!! I have been reading bow tutorials literally for hours. One got me and it was ok. But I couldn’t recreate the bow when I decided I didn’t like it. Found yours and voilá!! Beautiful now with bells as a center. AND you are hilarious!! Love it. You are awesome!!!!

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  10. Katrina Batchelor
    December 1, 2014 @ 12:16 pm

    I actually Did read the entire post and appreciated it more than you know. Making 14 wreaths for church and with your help the bows are sure to be beautiful. 🙂

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  11. Robin Wilson
    December 7, 2014 @ 10:34 pm

    This would be awesome as a YouTube video…*hint* *hint*! Thanks for all of the tips. I sure did need a refresher course. I’d also love to see you make a bow that is smaller for a gift. I tend to think it’s a little different process.

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  12. Georgia Allison
    December 10, 2014 @ 1:30 pm

    I may or may not try your method, only because I do not have the requisite basic skills! But your play by play is sooo funny!!! And I totally appreciate your honesty about practicing may or may not make perfect. It is overwhelming to see all the beautiful bloggy creations, which I love, and know how talented everyone is, and also know ……..me, not so much!! Thanks for your amusing tutorial!

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  14. Natalia Anderson
    December 16, 2014 @ 6:31 pm

    Thank you! So easy to replicate! I don’t have any interest in a video, so your directions were absolutely perfect for me! Made bows for all the wreaths on my windows. Gorgeous.

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  15. Marie B
    November 8, 2015 @ 5:19 pm

    It is now 2015 and I don’t know if you will read this, but that was such an entertaining tutorial! Thank you for teaching me how to make a bow……hopefully I can do it, but I was so entertained it doesn’t really matter! I am sure I can find a less entertaining , boring, bow making tute somewhere! God bless!

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  16. Sarah@The Teacher's Wife
    November 30, 2015 @ 8:48 am

    I love this tutorial so much! I chuckled the entire time….both at your dialogue and the image of me messing this up completely. Although, you have inspired me to think seriously about giving this a try! Thanks for sharing your skill and giving me a laugh at the same time!

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  17. Brenda Satterfield
    March 26, 2016 @ 10:22 am

    Thank you for the instructions. I have been making bows for years but am glad to have a instructions sheet. You have made my day. I am new with doing post. Have a great day and thanks again

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  18. Amy Rohde
    April 17, 2016 @ 7:14 pm

    Guess what I just stumbled upon today at Michaels? I couldn’t believe my eyes but it was your identical gorgeous ribbon above and it was 70% off per roll. I bought all four rolls. I was so proud! And shocked. Where have they been hiding it all these years!?!?!

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    • Amy Rohde
      April 17, 2016 @ 7:16 pm

      and my email isn’t actually @yahoho.com lol That was a typo… and a funny one.

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  19. Ida Cribb
    October 4, 2016 @ 3:34 pm

    I love your humor and your bow… I certainly will use your tutorial in the future as well with my friends so they can understand the importance of knowing when to hold fold and staple.
    I too have much difficulty in bow making. I will say though once a bow maker finds their niche…and perfects “their” bow…don’t ever stop making bows. It’s harder to learn the second time around … lol
    Oh….and don’t waste your money on the BOWDABRA. You will only be MORE frustrated with bow making than before

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  20. Ida Cribb
    October 4, 2016 @ 3:36 pm

    I too have a tote box full of ribbon that leads me right to the store every time. Lol

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