Last year my husband started his own tradition for the ladies who attend my classes with a small hand crafted easel to display cards or pictures. This year he made what he calls "bow maker jig" which is wood worker talk! The two posts below this one have bows that I made using one of his jigs. I am so proud of him - he did everything himself including making the boxes from scratch - measuring, designing, cutting, scoring and sticking together! He also made all the bows himself. A huge shout out for my man! :))))))) He designed the bow maker to be able to store the pegs on one side. The picture shows one of the pegs peaking out and the sliding closure slightly open. I love these because everything is so compact and you don't lose the pegs in the drawer somewhere!
The bow makers are 5" x 4 1/4" x 3/4" for which he made a box when completed is 5 1/2" x 4 3/4" x 1". I will now attempt to give instructions on how he made this box:
Base: 12" x 8 1/2"
Score along 12" side at 1/2"; 1 1/2"; 7"; and 8"
Score along 8 1/2" side at 1"; 5 3/4" 6 3/4" and 11 1/2"
The next step is to make the cuts: Place your paper with the 1" score to the left; cut up to the 1 1/2" score line both on the top and on the bottom (these will be your tabs). Move to the center of the paper and cut on the 5 3/4" and 6 3/4" score lines on both the top and bottom up to the 1 1/2" score line (these will be your center tabs); then turn the paper and cut from the edge of the paper up to the 6 3/4" score line on both sides. This will be your top. Proceed to do all your folds and stick it together.
Paper: Bazill purple
Accessories: Maple wood; Dowels; Drill; Whisper White satin ribbon; Corner Rounder; 1 1/4" circle punch; Houndstooth Embossing Folder; Red Sticky Tape