Fourth of July Mini Bow

Happy Fourth of July! I wanted to share this simple project to celebrate this American holiday.

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The simple red, white and blue bow is created using my Paper Clippables die set by Sizzix. I love using washi tape to create the bow because the patterns are small enough to look nice at this scale.

Supplies
Since the bow die is small, I used my SideKick die cutting machine for most of this project.

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I cut white heavyweight paper into 1 1/4″ x 6 1/2″ strips and put two rows of washi tape on each piece. This is enough to make two bows.

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I die cut the bow backs from the blue striped washi tape.

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Next, I die cut the bow fronts from the red dotted washi tape.

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Gently curve the wide parts of the bow fronts using a die pick or other rounded tool.

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I used hot glue to attach each end of the bow to the center being careful not to crease the wider outer ends of the bow.

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Next, adhere the red bow to the center of the blue striped back pieces. Wrap the small blue striped band around the center to finish off the bow.

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Since I had two bows, I decided to use one to make a simple tag and the other to embellish my planner.

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I die cut a tag using my Seasonal Tag die and a BigShot machine. This paper is something from my stash but you can create your own fun mixed media pattern.

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Die cut a small banner using the Seasonal Tag set banner piece and the word “Celebrate” from the Photo Frame, Holidays die set. Place the word die off-center so you can trim it after it is attached to the tag.

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Adhere the banner and trim off the left side. Adhere the bow to finish the tag.

For my planner page, I simply adhered the bow to the end of a paper clip. You can’t get much simpler than that!

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Hope you enjoy this simple Fourth of July celebration project.

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About Lynda Kanase

Sizzix Senior Product Designer, Crafter, Maker, Stitcher, Scrapper, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Instructor, Anglophile, Dog lover and Mom trying to make the world prettier, one project at a time. Please join me on this creative adventure.

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