I don’t know about you but yesterday and today are my “omgquickwrappresents” days. As I was wrapping my gifts for my friend Allison and I’s 12-Days-of-Christmas exchange, I discovered a pretty easy way to make little bows that look like fabric bows, rather than the loopy kind that normally are used in gift wrap. So I thought I’d share a tutorial!
Wrapping Paper Scraps
Decide about how big you want your bow, and cut a strip of wrapping paper about the same height and twice as long as you want your bow.
Turn your strip upside down and fold both ends to the center and tape them. Don’t crease your paper though! You’ll want it to stay puffy.
Here’s a little tricky part, you want to cut two swoops on both the top and the bottom, so you have a shape like this. It might take a few tries to get used to this part, but don’t worry!
Cut another thin strip of paper.
Wrap the smaller strip around the middle of your bow and tape it in place.
Voila! A puffy bow for your packages. For mine I made some little tags with dates on them, threaded them on some ribbon, and taped that to the back before using a loop of tape to stick it to my packages.