I made a cutting file to share today that has two versions of a 3D bow. It’ll be great for gift wrap or embellishing boxes or for any time you need a 3D Bow!
The first version has the ribbon tail sitting behind the bow and the second has the tails hanging down from behind the bow loops.
Credit where Credit is due
I got an Envelope Punch Board for Christmas and I’ve been looking at Pinterest and noticed that it makes neat things other than envelopes. There are multiple instructions out there to make 3D bows with the punch board and I saw many tutes and videos on the technique. I made up a bow with my punch board first and used the parts I made as a guide to draw up my File in Silhouette Studio.
So a thank you to the Envelope Punch board and all the clever Papercrafters before me that thought of making bows with it!
The beauty of having a Cut file is now I can resize and make bows of any size without having to work out dimensions or needing to cut strips of paper or card to size first.
- I adhered my bow with Double Sided Tape. The assembly is the same for the both bows. The pictures below show the bow with the straight tails. From top to bottom are: Bow loops, Bow Tail, and middle wrap piece.
- Apply Double sided tape as per the diagram to all pieces.
- Take the bow loops. Curl the ends backwards at each end, try not to crease it. Align and adhere the ends to meet in the middle back of the bow where the tape is. You can see the join in the middle in this pic.
- Attach the back of the bow loops to the front of the tail piece, then wrap the middle piece around. Ensure the join is on the reverse of the bow, snip off any excess if necessary.
The Cutting Files