Sunday, January 2, 2011

a bow.


Of all the things I made this christmas, there's one thing that stands out in my mind: a bow.
Yep! I had run out of wrapping paper and needed something to make this package pretty! so, I cut up some strips of leftover newspaper and made a great bow.

And here is how I did it!


I started out by using a paper cutter to make one inch strips the length of the newspaper. I then cut those strips in half. I took the ends of each strip and matched them up, creating a loop at the end, and taping it to an eight inch circle I cut out of copier paper. 

 

I kept going around in around, taping each looped strip next to one another. Be sure that each layer covers the layer beneath it. 


After taping the loops as far as I could, I took two strips, made a cross and tape them into a circle to make a nice center. And there you have it! An easy and simple bow to make with materials you probably have on hand! 

6 comments:

  1. Impressive! I don't know if I've ever seen newspaper look so good.

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  2. Very nice. I'm always looking for new things to do with book pages, newspaper, crossword pages, etc.

    This would look good done with an old map for a birthday present.

    When I do a post on this sort of thing, I'd like to link back to this one.

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  3. absolutely cute. Love your blog.

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  4. Nifty stuff! I have seen similar w fabric, but newsprint..whoa! great idea!!!!

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  5. thank you!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulaylisa/5342782889/

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