We made these pew bows awhile ago and have a few boxes of them ready to head to the church. I think they'll be a nice touch and besides a couple of flower arrangements will be all we do for the church decorating. The church is big and beautiful as is!
I'll show you how we made them fairly quickly. Now, I doubt many of you need to make pew bows, but scaled back in size, this is an easy way to make bows for wreaths or presents.
We pushed/hammered in wig pins into two yardsticks. Why two yardsticks? Because I didn't want it to poke into the table. A board underneath would have worked but I had another yardstick handy, not a board. :) The first pin went in at the 1" mark.
Then another pin at 17" so our loops would be 16" and our bows approximately 14" in diameter when tied and fluffed. Hold the tulle at the first pin and begin to loop around....
Then take about a 15" piece of tulle and tie tightly around the middle of your loops.
Now, gently lift the tulle loops off of the will pins.
Shadow enthusiast that I am, I wanted to share this lovely one with you from the stand I had the bow tied to. This stand is a vintage store display piece that I bought from a store in town when it closed. It's really neat and usually holds a fur collar in a vintage vignette in our bedroom.
I may get to go to an auction for a bit tonight...a Friday night auction...I've never done that! It will be my husband's and my date night with our little girls in tow, don't know if that will spur or hinder buying!