Salvation Army Girlfriends’ Getaway: Funky Bow Cheat Sheet

Hi Everyone! I hope this little post finds you all doing well! Guess what y’all? Last summer, I was approached by the “Divisional Secretary of Women’s Ministries” for the Salvation Army of the National Capital and Virginia Division. She asked me if I’d be willing to come to the Salvation Army “Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend” here in Virginia this October 2018 and teach and share how to make and decorate with my Funky Bow. I was blown away and honored to be asked and I jumped at the chance to help! I will be teaching two different classes.  In the the morning session, I will be demonstrating and teaching how to make the Funky Bow and I’ve also been asked to teach how to do my Tiered Bow as well. In the afternoon session, I will be teaching and demonstrating how to create a Funky Bow Lantern Topper/Swag…I’m also going to throw in how to make said lantern with bow topper/swag into a lantern centerpiece. 🙂 I have written up a “Funky Bow Cheat Sheet” to provide as a hand-out. I thought y’all might be interested in having these instructions as well. 🙂 I do many Funky Bow demonstrations on my YouTube Channel, and I will provide a few links below, but, this little cheat sheet might be of a help and should go hand in hand nicely with my tutorials. 🙂

Here are a few pictures of some of my Funky Bow Lantern Toppers/Swags/Centerpieces:

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And here is a link for a “Funky Bow Extravaganza” Playlist that I’ve created for my YouTube Channel”; I make tons of bows in each of the videos in that linked Playlist. And here are a few links for some of my Funky Bow Lantern Bow Toppers/Swags/Centerpieces:


And, here is the “Funky Bow Cheat Sheet” that I will be printing off and taking with me as a helpmate for those ladies who attend. 🙂

This is in PDF form, so if you click on this link, you will be able to print this out if you’d like to do so:

Funky Bow Cheat Sheet

I hope that this little cheat sheet will be of a help to those of you who’d like to try to make a Funky Bow.

I am super excited to go to this “Girlfriends’ Getaway” and help some sweet ladies learn how to make and then utilize a funky bow! I am honored and blown away that I have been asked to help out in this way. This is the perfect thing for me and it is yet another way for me to share what little bit of knowledge I have collected over my many years of crafting and decorating. No, I am not formally educated in such things, but, maybe just maybe, He saw fit to provide me a conduit so that I could help folks in some way. I am humbled and blessed. ❤

***In crafting there are no mistakes, only unique creations***

~Until next time, y’all take good, good, care!

~Arlynn ❤️

18 thoughts on “Salvation Army Girlfriends’ Getaway: Funky Bow Cheat Sheet

  1. Shirley McBride

    Hi Arlynn.
    I always watch your CHANNEL.I may not comment all the time but I never miss a moment even when you get emotional and drop a few years beautiful lady I’m usually dropping a few along with you.
    When I started watching y outude channels in October of 2017 your CHANNEL was the first one I started with.. I went out and bought Lanterns..
    Sometimes you put together a Funky Bow Swag and Lantern it would be some beautiful that sometimes it would just make me emotional. I enjoyed the big pretty family dogs.
    Well I could go on and on but I will stop BUT know this I just LOV♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ all the beautiful colors and how you match pieces together .Keep on doing what you are doing my beautiful sister with a Big heart and God giving Blessing and Talent. Love you much Arlynn.
    Shirley aka J.S.S Records


    1. Hey there Shirley! Awww, wow girlfriend, thank you so, so much for all of your sweet, kind, loving, and supportive words!! I so appreciate every single one of them! You are such a blessing to me girl!! I just love you to pieces!!

      Regarding my books…I honest to goodness wouldn’t have the first clue as to how to go about selling copies hun. 🙂 That is an awesome thought though. 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤


  2. Cindi Kallas

    Your Cheat Sheet is wonderfully written! Although you have taught me well by watching your channel, I printed it to keep in my craft binder in case someone needs it. The ladies will certainly love watching and learning from you. Even though you say you aren’t schooled, you have built upon knowledge you have acquired to make these bows your own. You were given lovely gifts: to create, to patiently teach others, and to generously share your knowledge with us all. Thank God for you coming into our lives to change it forever.
    With much admiration and love,

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  3. Sabrina Bartlett

    Hello Arlynn,
    I just wanted to thank you for all your videos you put out and how inspirational you are to me.
    I recently lost my father so when you cry about your mom, I cry with you.
    I’ve had these lanterns I just never knew what to do with until now. Your lanterns gave me the idea to gift mine to my sister’s-in-law as a token of my love for them when my brother’s needed them the most. So I bought all the goodies for the lanterns. Each one is a different Christmas theme. I have one for my mother to.
    Thank you again, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    1. Hi Sabrina,

      Thank you so much for all of your lovely words and my heart goes out to you about your dad! I’m so very sorry!! Thank you also for saying that I might have inspired you just a little bit with your lanterns!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!! ❤


  4. Kelley

    Hello Arlynn
    My 10 year old daughter and I watch your channel, we enjoy your sweet demeanor and of course your decor. We love to decorate (sometimes I think she is worse than me!!) She has wrote a letter to you and would like to send it to you. Would you please provide contact info.

    Thank you


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