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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bow like a pro! - How to make an easy bow for presents

bows ribbons christmas wrapping presents wrapping

There is no need to be exact just cut your strips of paper, 
glue the bows and then stick it all together.  

How many strips you'll need will depend on their width and length.  I have my sizes listed at end of post.  You'll need about 6 - 12 strips. Make the last few a little shorter so they sit better inside.
Fold the strips in half just so you know roughly where the ends need to meet.

Take one end and fold it around and then you'll need to do the same with the other end.


Place a little glue on the back and stick them down. 
Repeat with the other strips.


Then its just a dab of glue and assemble

Give it a bit of tweaking and you're done! Tadah! 

If you use thick paper or card you might need something to hold in place whilst it dries.

If you're making a thinner width bow you'll need more strips

Gigantic ones are way cool

I used floristry ribbon for this one. Ended up securing with a staple through the middle.

For this bow i used 3cm in width strips with :
3 x 32cm length
2 x 27cm length
1 x 20cm length

For this one i used 1cm width strips with :
6 x 26cm lengths
2 x 20cm lengths
2 x 18cm lengths 
1 x 7cm length

You don't have to bee all Hallmark about it just cut and stick and everyone can have pretty bows!

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Have a look at this post about Lego Cookies
or this recipe for Blueberry and Custard Loaf


  1. Wow-you make it look so simple. Will have to try it sometime x

    1. it is simple :) test it out next time you're wrapping.

  2. Now I am going to have to try this. Thought it was way more complicated than it is.

    1. so did I ! Its so easy. you dont have to measure it out - just wing it you'll be right

  3. Wow, you're so clever, and soooo much more patient than me! :)

    1. so are you! nice brownies wish i was one of your schools teachers.
      thanks for visiting

  4. Awesome. What a great tutorial just in time for Christmas. :)

  5. How awesome is that? Something I do with my big girl in readiness for Xmas and we can use any ribbon - great thanks :)

    1. yeah if it doesn't stick well just staple through the middle and it'll be good
      thanks for stopping by

  6. That is so cool! I'm going to make a bunch for Xmas

    1. excellent to hear love! send me a pic xx

  7. Love these, very clever. Wish I had the talent to do something like this!!

    1. get your kids beautiful artwork and cut it up and make it into bows - family will love it.
      thanks for stopping by xx

  8. They look awesome! I fail at arty stuff lol

    1. your son could do it i just saw his lovely french lady! thanks for stopping by x

  9. I am totally doing this for the Xmas presents. Thank you!!!

  10. Thank you so much for this post .... at such a good time as well with Christmas coming up.

  11. This is such a great idea, I never thought to make them and would save so much money!


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