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  1. Samantha Stamey
    October 11, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

    I stumbled upon this tutorial in one of my bouts of incessant Googling, and I have to say thanks! I’ve laughed so hard reading this! You’ve described almost every one of my crafting ventures in this one post! I can so relate!!! I love it!

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  2. Sonjal woods
    October 23, 2016 @ 3:02 pm

    This is the best way to make Bowe I have found so far. I hope I able to follow your instructions in making it! I have very little patience too!
    Thank you so much for pinning this!
    My friend will thank you too, she is my bowe maker for everything!…LOL

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  3. Kimberly Delgado
    October 26, 2016 @ 12:53 pm

    Omg this was hilarious. Then I took a sip of coffee and read your comment about twitching like a meth addict and it almost came out my nose! You are hysterically funny and I am your new fan <3 I am just like you obsessing over everything so I can totally identify 🙂

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  4. alicia
    November 11, 2016 @ 12:57 pm

    Haha!! “Like Spanx for your bow”!!! Thank you. Leaving Michael’s $75.00 later, I know my wreaths will be gorgeous. The bow talk down was perfect. Thanks again!

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  5. Carla Hayes
    December 3, 2016 @ 11:34 pm

    This was the most amazing how-to post ever written! I’ve never read any of your other posts, but I just subscribed because I want to read what you write!

    Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!! Thank you!!! For making crafts as fun and serious-not-seroius as they should be!

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  6. Mandy
    December 4, 2016 @ 1:38 pm

    Love your writing style. Yes yes the bow instructions were good too. Just what I needed. but your verbiage slays me:) “spanx for ribbon” — lol very clever!!!

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  7. Gay Lewis
    December 4, 2016 @ 6:03 pm

    Really enjoyed your article on bow making. Not sure I could do it by your instructions but loved the extraneous info. Great read.

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  8. Dawn
    December 4, 2016 @ 10:54 pm

    Ok…I love the banter! Just keep doing what you do best! Thank you!

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  9. L. Kern
    December 9, 2016 @ 7:53 pm

    Loved the post .. and although I know how to make bows I like to check out other people’s techniques !
    You SHOULD have a show , I was laughing so hard at your instructions .., because every word was so true ! I said ,thought and did everything u quoted !!!!
    Keep up the good work !

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  10. Kim
    December 23, 2016 @ 9:39 am

    Every time I read your posts I’m certain that we are sisters, separated by some obscure time/space continuum. I am in the midst of downsizing my stuff and trying to pare down to the bare necessities with a more mid-modern aesthetic these days, but love your style, nevertheless. Your tale of finding/buying/looking for the perfect ribbon is the story of my life! I do that with just about everything. My mom lives almost 1000 miles away and I have definitely searched for things in her zip code or a 100 mile radius and have implored her to get it for me. I thought I was the only one. My husband’s motto is “a bird in the hand” so I’ve been trying to adopt that, but now I’ve wound up with a lot of bags of miscellaneous items that need to be returned to about a hundred different locations. Guess who is going to be in charge of that?

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  11. Tari Anne
    January 22, 2017 @ 9:38 pm

    I usually never comment on blogs, but I was roaring reading this one! Thanks for making me laugh, I needed it.

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  12. Liz Mullen
    September 3, 2017 @ 1:23 pm

    You may not have the same crafty expertise as your Mother, but you can probably.kick her booty in wit and humor! Love your writing style AND your bows. Lol

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  13. Brie
    October 15, 2017 @ 9:29 pm

    I have to tell you…..I enjoyed your commentary much more than the advice on bow making. Don’t get me wrong! I loved the bow and as a person who makes millions of bows for the millions of wreaths,floral arrangements and decor I make I know how to appreciate a bow and a bow tutorial! Please overlook my tendency to exaggerate…..I’m just built that way.
    I too have gone thru the many frustrating attempts only to end up with something worse than the first….lol
    I just couldn’t leave without telling you how much I enjoyed reading this post and I can’t wait to read more!
    I spent the first 45 years of my life unable to make anything worth showing off. I was not a crafty person at all. One day however I just decided I was going to do it because I needed the income I saw other people making with the fruits of their labor. Problem is like everything I do, I’m a perfectionist. This means I work much harder and longer than most for the end product…lol. But I do it, as I have come to enjoy it very much once I get started.
    Thanks for your post andand for taking the time to read my babble.:-)
    Brie

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  14. Kellie
    November 9, 2017 @ 11:27 am

    Super simple directions made this fun and easy, once my fingers decided to cooperate. My boss asked for a Christmas bow for her planter, searched “step-by-step Christmas Bow” and wound up here. The first one I made was HUGE, like monster-big compared to the plant it was supposed to adorn, so I scrunched the poor thing up in the middle and it totally works! Plus, my boss loves it! Hooray!

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  15. Denise
    November 14, 2017 @ 5:40 pm

    I almost never subscribe to blogs, but I like you. So, there you go!

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  16. Beverly Craig
    November 18, 2017 @ 8:21 pm

    This is cute, but you were so busy being funny, I couldn’t find a how to on the center loop. Gonna guess 😢

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  17. Elaine
    November 24, 2017 @ 11:20 pm

    Really great article. I enjoyed reading and laughing as I learned about bow making!

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  18. Bridgette Davis
    November 28, 2017 @ 9:25 am

    This is the absolute best tutorial of bow making I have seen! Thank you!!! Merry Christmas 🎀🎀

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  19. Barbara Lapins
    December 3, 2017 @ 3:59 pm

    Very nicely done! Your tutorial is great. It has been a number of years since I’ve made bows (back during my wreath decorating state), but I have bins and bins of all kinds of ribbons. Use a lot of the smaller width ribbons for decorating my home made greeting cards.

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  20. sabina
    December 3, 2017 @ 4:39 pm

    I subscribed because at the end of your tutorial I was smiling from ear to ear. Your sense of humor is simply infectious and your instructions are wonderfully clear. Thank you soo much. Huge huge hug.

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