I'm always excited to find good uses for old magazines and miscellaneous scrap papers. I was overjoyed when I found a tutorial for making your very own scrap paper bows.
A word from the wise. This project takes a couple of goes at it until you get it just right. Don't get discouraged! It gets a lot easier and a ton more fun as you get a few under your belt.
Cut 9 strips of paper 3/4 inches thick.
Make 3 of them 9 inches long.
The next 3 should be 8 inches long.
The next 2 should be 7 inches long.
The very last one should be 3.5 inches long.
Take one end and wrap the outside so that it touches roughly the middle of the inside and creates a pointy little loop, like so.
Do the same with the other side and staple it in the center. I found that the pointier you made the loop, the better the end result. Yes, this is a piece from a different bow. I need to spend less time chatting with my girlfriends, and more time taking pictures.
Do the same to all the strips, with the exception of the shortest one. Make that one a little circle, secured by a dab of glue.
Layer those loops, one on top of each other, securing each layer down with a dot of hot glue.
keep on layering until all loops are used. Glue the circle-loop down in the very center. Just like that, you're done!