November 11, 2011

DIY Gift Bows

Gift bows and bags cost a lot when you add up how many gifts you wrap each year, so why not make your own things if you have some extra time.  I like to make a bunch at one time and have them on hand during the year.
I like to buy Dollar Store brown paper in a roll (some have cool flower vine designs on them) and use that with newspaper/magazines made into bows for the top. Here's how simple it is.

1. Find a sheet of paper you can cut into 3/4 inch wide strips at least 9 inches long.
   (It helps if the paper's design is somewhat plain or one color)

2. Cut the strips as follows: (this is a smaller, easier version I make, than the movie's below)
  • Three strips: 9 inches
  • Three strips: 8 inches
  • One Strip: 2 inches
3. Now all you need to do is click to watch this movie to do the rest, because it helps to see.

And they turn out great. Although I think the easiest way is to just use a brad, instead of using all that glue. Just go buy a cheap big box of brads. :)

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