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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Make a gift bow from a magazine page

with thanks to:  http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2009/10/make-gift-bow-from-magazine-page.html

Make a gift bow from a magazine page



In gift wrap emergencies when you've got the present but need some wrapping, here's an idea for turning a magazine page into a bow. There may be better ways to stick this thing together, but I used what I had on hand: staples and adhesive glue dots. Double stick tape should work, too.



Cut a magazine page 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.



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





Use other papers, like a map of your city. Here's Chicagoland. Anybody see your street?

3 comments:

Shaheen said...

This is very thrifty and quite pretty too. I am bookmarking for celebratory occasions and for Christmas - Thank you for sharing.

Patty said...

SHAHEEN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR COMMENT!

Joseph said...

When ever i send gifts to pakistan i use a different tags can you give me some new ideas for it?

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