Before reading the rest of this description, can you guess what this bow is made of?
I was loading a new roll of tape into my ATG gun, thinking that it was a shame there wasn't some use for the leftover tape liner. Since the Christmas wrapping supplies happened to be on my worktable, I wondered whether the liner would make a bow like curling ribbon. Sure enough, it worked.
To give you an idea of the scale, the box is 4.75". The bow is made from 10 strips of used tape liner, each about 1 yard long. I curled them working from the center of the strip to each end. They are held together with a white twist tie (the type used for plastic bags).
The only caveat is that some of the coating on the liner comes off on whatever tool you use to curl it. It's not particularly messy, but I don't imagine it would be good to breathe it. I wiped it off often so that it didn't accumulate.
The hardest part of making this bow is trying not to tangle the liner as you unwind it from its coil. Now, don't you wish you hadn't thrown away all those old tape liners? ;)
Date: Thursday, December 22, 2011 GMT Views: 5402
Registered: May 7, 2008 Location: Parker, CO Posts: 183
Thu, Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:45 PM
Cool. Wow, that is very clever. The package is beautiful. Wish I was getting it. Ha ha. Although, it's too pretty to unwrap. Great job on it. I'll have to start saving the tape liner. Now my husband will think I've truly lost my mind when I tell him that I'm saving the tape liner.