18 December 2013
Making Bow Magic with the Bow Master Bow Maker
Posted by Sarah Krouse
I love nothing more than scouring through thrift stores for vintage bits and pieces of holiday's past. For some reason, holidays are the one time it's totally permissible to embrace your inner collector, gathering as much as your heart desires, and still not be looked upon as hoarder.
Earlier this year I was in one such establishment when I came across this fabulous Bow Master bow making kit from the 60's. Its ribbon (genuine "shasheen") was in relatively good condition, so I splurged on the .50 collection.
Lord knows you needed the instructions.
At my age, my brain cells appreciated that little bonus.
I do that sometimes...
Don't you love the vintage colors?
I also love these bows because they have the old-school plastic pins that pierce the box rather than adhere with sticky adhesive. Somehow that makes them extra special and completely worthy of hoarding.
Am I the only one who feels this way?
These will definitely go in the "save for next year" pile of leftover boxes and ribbons.
Because I'm a holiday hoarder. ;)
*Update: this post recieves a surprising amount of views, so I'm wondering if people are looking for directions on how to use their awesome vintage Bow Master. If you're one such person, please leave a comment below. Perhaps we can create a few tutorials. If you're here for that reason, let me know!