The next time you wrap a gift, why not make your own bow? This creative process is a simple way to recycle magazines, newspapers and scrap paper.
For my two examples, I used scrapbook paper and a magazine page.
Cut the magazine page into nine strips, ¾ inch wide. Leave three of the strips the length of the magazine page (about 9.5 inches long). Cut one inch from the top of the next three strips. Cut two inches from the next two strips. Cut the last strip three inches long.
The same method is used for any type of paper. Measurements do not have to be perfect. I guestimated.
Loop each strip and staple through the center or secure with tape or glue.
The smallest strip will make a single loop for the center of the bow.
Stack and layer the pieces, adhering with tape or a staple through the center.
Easy and personalized!
Grace Grits and Gardening
Patricia A. Laster says
I didn’t like the magazine bow, but the black and white one is nice. Good idea. Way cheaper than bought ones. Thanks.