Feb 26, 2011

Magazine Gift Bow Project

Here's a clever little idea that I found over at How About Orange for when you have a great gift for someone but forgot to get wrapping paper.

Cut a magazine page lengthwise into 9 strips, 3/4" wide. Leave 3 of the strips full length. Cut one inch off 3 of the strips. Cut two inches off 2 of the strips. Cut the last strip down to 3 1/2" long.

Twist each strip to form a loop at both ends and staple it in the center. Shape the last, short strip into a circle and secure it with some glue.

Layer the 3 longest pieces on top of each other, spacing them evenly and securing each with a staple.

Add the next two groups of pieces, doing the same. And finally, stick the loop into the center with some more glue.

Why not try out other decorative paper like a map or left-over wallpaper. Anything that has a little bit of colour would look great.


  1. The result of this project is far better than the bows retailed in greeting card shops, lots of fun too, well done.

  2. That's great. They really are so easy to make. It saves you a bit of money too. Which is always a good thing.


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