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.


  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.

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

  3. Thanks for the idea. Really cool!


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