Paper Gift Bow Tutorial

Paper gift bows are so crazy easy to make and  I just adore the custom look. I may never buy another gift bow again! Give them a try and tell me what you think.

Paper Gift Bows Tutorial

Supplies: cardstock or patterned paper, stapler, adhesive

1. Cut strips of paper to these sizes… 3 – 3/4″x10″ strips, 2 – 3/4″x8.5″ strips, 1 – 3/4″x4″ strip

2. Start your bow by twisting each of the five long strips into a figure 8 shape and stapling in the center.

3. Adhere the large three looped strips together and the medium looped strips together.

4. Adhere the smaller strips into the center of the larger. Staple the small strip into a single loop.

5. Adhere the small loop into the center of your bow to finish it.

Use these fun paper bows to decorate packages and gift bags. They are perfect for a coordinated gift or for using of scraps of paper. If you have a 4.5″ x 10″ scrap of paper, you can make this bow. For this project I’ve used the Al Fresco paper from the Picket Fence line by Lily Bee Design.

Happy creating!



12 responses to “Paper Gift Bow Tutorial

  1. Thanks for this tutorial – all very clear and easy to follow. Thanks again, much appreciated

  2. THANK YOU for the tutorial!! These are beautiful bows! So nice to be able to coridnate with the paper!!

  3. How simple, but perfect!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Elaine Allen

    Great tutorial Julia! Thank you for posting it.

    Elaine Allen

  5. Gorgeous bow, Julia! Thanks for the tutorial.

  6. The bow is BEAUTIFUL – and such a FABULOUS tutorial! Great way to use up some of my never ending paper stash! TFS!

  7. Perfect. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  8. This is sooooo beautiful! What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  9. THANKS for this great tutorial!
    I always wanted to know how these bows are made – have to make one immediately!! 🙂
    Have a great day!
    btw, your work is amazing!

  10. It looks great, I have a wedding shower this weekend, maybe I will have to give this a try, tfs!

  11. This is so cool, thank you, I can’t wait to try it! 😀

  12. what a wonderful design!!! you are the most incredible woman in the world!

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