I learned to make these bows when I was in high school from a Doll maker. I’ve been making them every Christmas ever since. It is a great way to save on bows at this time of the year. Here is a tutorial on how I make them.
What you need: scissors, wrapping paper, and tape.
#1: cut the wrapping paper. It depends on how big you want the bow to be but for a typical bow 8 inches wide and 6 inches long is good.
#2: fold the paper in half.
#3: And begin cutting the paper in 3/4 of an inch sections. Be sure to leave at least 3/4 of an inch in the center.
#4: curl the sections with your scissors. See how I made a mistake and pulled a section off when I tried to curl it. This will happen from time to time but it doesn’t mean that you can’t use it. The other curled pieces will hide it.
#5: unfold the paper and start folding the paper like an accordion.
#5: pinch the center and tape it down on the gift.
#6: fold and fluff the bow until it looks like you want.
That’s it! I hope this is helpful!