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Cheap (or FREE) and super easy bows to liven up your gifts!
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. :)

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  • How to make gift wrap. Gift Bow From Magazine Page - Step 1
    Step 1

    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.

  • How to make gift wrap. Gift Bow From Magazine Page - Step 2
    Step 2

    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.

  • How to make gift wrap. Gift Bow From Magazine Page - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out the 9 strips.

  • How to make gift wrap. Gift Bow From Magazine Page - Step 4
    Step 4

    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."

  • How to make gift wrap. Gift Bow From Magazine Page - Step 5
    Step 5

    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.

  • How to make gift wrap. Gift Bow From Magazine Page - Step 6
    Step 6

    Layer the 3 longest pieces together and glue in the middle.

    Do the same for the next 3, and then the 2.

  • How to make gift wrap. Gift Bow From Magazine Page - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now just put the pieces together in size order and glue. You're done!

    I hope this was fun and easy. :)

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Jess
Jess · London, GB · 10 projects
thanks for the how to its better than I've seen in other places. will be making these tonight.
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Laura R.
Laura R. · Manchester, England, GB · 32 projects
Love this, thanks for the how to
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Alicia H.
Alicia H. · 2 projects
Awesome! Thanks angelpoppy, and have fun!
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~-*animelover~-* · London, GB · 60 projects
adoreble and not difficult =D I gone make this
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~-*animelover~-* · London, GB · 60 projects
adoreble and not difficult =D I gone make this t
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