Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Paper Bows

Make Paper Bows!

Cut a magazine page( or any paper of your choice)  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.
You do have some paper that will have to be thrown in the recycle bin!



Twist each strip to form a loop at both ends and staple it in the center.

Shape the short strip into a circle and secure it with a glue dot.

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



Add the next two groups of pieces, doing the same.






And finally, stick the loop into the center.



6 comments:

  1. Well that's about the smartest thing I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing the instructions. I'm going to print them out and save them for when I need a bow. I would never have thought of that.

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  2. Great way to recycle...or even use up our paper scraps. Thanks.

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  3. Thanks for the idea. Really cool!

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