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! 


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

  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.

  3. absolutely cute. Love your blog.

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

  5. thank you!



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