I was looking for a way to use my old magazines instead of throwing them out. I want to make Christmas as cheap as I can this year, so I'm trying to make my own wrapping items.
I found a blog called How About Orange that had a great post about these bows. I credit them completely.
I just wanted to do a How-To for the fun of it. :)
Choose a page from a magazine that you want to use. I have used solid colored pages, ones with a ton of prints, etc. Have fun with it!
What's on the other side matters too. You can see the words from the back of this one in the finished bow. I like the look, but it's something to consider.
Measure 9 strips that are 3/4" wide.
I did this on the back so I could see the markings.
I don't measure anymore, and they come out pretty well.
Cut out the 9 strips.
I took this right from the blog because I don't want to screw it up.
"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 the loops at both ends to make these figure 8 looking pieces.
Make the smallest strip into a circle.
The blogger stapled her pieces in the middle, I used school glue that I had gotten free with coupons. I wanted a totally free project.
Layer the 3 longest pieces together and glue in the middle.
Do the same for the next 3, and then the 2.
Now just put the pieces together in size order and glue. You're done!
I hope this was fun and easy. :)