DIY: Gift Bows

I've been wanting to put together a blog like this for the longest time! Full-time bloggers have such a fun job, but their hard work is definitely underestimated. This was a cool project because I had the chance to work on it for my office and give it my own personal creative flair. 

These are so much fun! You only need a few supplies - that you probably have at home. They're a great DIY activity and eco-friendly. 


Supplies needed:
-        Magazine or catalogue
-        Glue stick or glue dots
-      Ruler

Step 1 – Identify the magazine/catalogue you want to use

Select the magazine page you want to use. The type of page you select will determine the color scheme or design of your bow.

Step 2 – Measure out the page you’re going to use

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.


Step 3 – Assemble!

Twist each strip to form a loop at both ends and glue it in the center. Shape the last, short strip into a circle and secure it with glue.

(ignore my poor manicured nails) 

Layer the three longest pieces on top of each other, spacing them evenly and securing each with the glue stick. Add the next two groups of pieces, doing the same. And finally, stick the loop into the center.

Tip: Try other papers, like newspaper, a map of your city, love letters, pages from books, etc.

And just like that, you’ve got a unique, upcycled holiday bow!

happy holidays!  

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