DIY Paper Bows for Gifts

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!



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