Have you ever been to Hallmark looking at all the pretty paper and matching bows? Well you don’t have to spend a lot of money to achieve this – or really any extra money. All you need is your paper and you can make your own bow.
I have said in previous posts that I get a lot of my paper at TJ Maxx. They have really nice thick paper. So basically to make your free bows you just need a little bit of the left over paper. You will need 10 strips in total in 5 varied lengths. Cut the paper in the width that you would like. On this bow I used 1/2 inch strips. So what you will end up with, for example, is 2 – 12 inch strips, 2 – 11 inch strips, 2 – 10 inch strips, 2 – 8 inch strips and 2 – 6 inch strips. All 1/2 inch wide. This will give you about a 4 inch bow.
Easy and it looks like you had it professionally wrapped. Add a few curly pieces of paper – like the curly bows, and there you have it. A beautifully wrapped present!
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