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Gauze Bow

Let's  make a Gauze Bow !

 I love gauze and I had this piece left over from Halloween.
When it came time to put the decorations away, I just couldn't put the gauze in the tub.
I left it lying on my dinning table thinking, there must be something I can use this for.
When getting out the little white Christmas tree I thought about the gauze & how lovely a big bow made out of the gauze would be ....

To make the bow you will need
Gauze ( mine was prepackaged from the craft dept. at Walmart)  3 yds.

Spray Starch

2 cylinder shaped objects. Your going to be using these as molds for your bow.( I used plastic solo cups)

Butcher's paper

Decoupage medium

First, take your gauze and make the bow, the size you want it to be.

I chose these clear solo cups.You'll want to choose , cans, glasses or whatever fits the size you want your bow to be. At this point, I tugged on the tails to get the Bow tight around the cup.
Fiddle w/ it, slide the gauze around to make it look like a bow.

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Spray the bow, both sides, with starch. Don't skimp, soak it.
Let it completely dry and repeat the process, SEVERAL TIMES. I did use a hair dryer to speed the drying.
After  repeating the spraying and drying about six times, I decided I would dip the ties in  Decoupage medium

I mixed 2 parts  Decoupage medium o 1-part WATER. Dipped both the ties into the mixture I had put Decoupage medium  into a bowl. Squeezed all the excess mixture out.
To add dimension to my ties I covered toilet paper rolls, wrapped in wax paper, and the handle of my spatula (round) covered w / wax paper.
Now while your doing this step, work with the soaked gauze and make it look like a ribbon. I used the hair dryer on this step too, but the next one I make I'll leave overnight to dry. I was a little anxious to see the finished project :) 

I  love it !! 
It was just what I needed or wanted to add to the greenery I put around the base of this little tree.

Merry Christmas.........

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