DIY Wrapping Paper Gift Bows

Hands holding a Christmas message envelope decorated with a black and white dotted bow

 

You’ve got wrap and piles of pre-made bows, but for when you want to bring out your inner Etsy, this neat trick for making a bow out of reversible wrap pulls out all the cleverly-crafted stops.

Grab the included template if you need it and follow the easy steps to give your gift a cool couture look.

scissors, double-sided tape, reversible wrapping paper

Supplies

Step 1: Using your template or freehand, cut out the 2 pieces for your bow: a bikini-shaped piece and a fish tail piece.

Step 1: Using your template or freehand, cut out the 2 pieces for your bow
Step 1: Using your template or freehand, cut out the 2 pieces for your bow: a bikini-shaped piece and a fish tail piece

Step 2: With the bikini piece face down, put a piece of double-sided tape in the middle.

Step 2: With the bikini piece face down, put a piece of double-sided tape in the middle.

Step 3: Bring both ends together and secure to the double-sided tape to form the top of your bow.

Step 3: Bring both ends together and secure to the double-sided tape to form the top of your bow.

Step 4: Add a piece of double-sided tape to the center of the fishtail piece.

Step 4: Add a piece of double-sided tape to the center of the fishtail piece.

Step 5: Tape the two pieces of your bow together.

Step 5: Tape the two pieces of your bow together.

Step 6: Wrap a small strip of wrapping paper around the middle of your bow and secure with a piece of tape to finish.

Step 6: Wrap a small strip of wrapping paper around the middle of your bow
Step 6: Wrap a small strip of wrapping paper around the middle of your bow and secure with a piece of tape to finish.

You did it! Just think of all the unique patterns and looks you can create for your gifts.

If you still want a bit of extra help, check out the full video tutorial: How to Make a Bow Using Reversible Wrapping Paper.

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