- Arts and Design
Magazine Page Gift Bows
A Great Gift Bow Step-by-Step How To
This lens is a how to all about creating a gift bow from a page from a magazine. From a solid color to a multi-patterned bow, it's super easy, cheap and fun! And also a great way to reuse a magazine before you get rid of it.
I have taken photos from start to finish, hopefully this will be a very easy project for everyone!
I got the idea from the How About Orange blog, they posted a how to as well.
Do you like to do crafts with recycled materials?
Choose a Page
Pick a magazine page that you want to use to create a gift bow.
You can pick anything, one with a solid color, one with a lot of different prints, etc.
I found that fashion magazines are my favorite to work with.
Remember, you will be able to see the back of the page too in your bow,
Measure and Mark
You are going to make 9 strips out of the page.
Measure them each 3/4" wide.
I began by using a pen to mark the lines to cut, but I just guess now and they come out well.
Cut out the strips.
Cut out all 9 strips of paper.
Cut the length.
Cut the strips to the right length.
Leave 3 the length they are,
cut 1 inch of 3 of them,
cut 2 inches off 2,
and cut one down to 3 1/2".
Twist and Glue
Twist both ends of the paper strip to make a figure 8.
Glue in the middle. (Others staple, but I wanted it to be free so I used glue I got for free.)
Do this for all strips except the shortest one, which you will make into a circle.
Layer and glue the longest 3 pieces together.
Do the same for the next 3,
and then the other 2.
Layer all of the pieces together by gluing them each in the center.
Then, glue the circle in the middle.
Care to try?
Are you going to try to make these bows?
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This is an awesome book full of projects you can learn to do on your own to make your gifts that much more special!