Friday 19 December 2008

recycled paper gift bows

gift bows

I found this simple tutorial for gift bows on Craftster

It's a great way to make some pretty additions to your presents this Christmas and because they use recycled paper, they are ecofriendly and thrifty too!

gift bows

These are my first attempt, I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out. I think they differ from the ones on the tutorial as I used thinner strips and made the loops looser.

gift bows

All you need is some scissors, paper of your choice and shiny brads to hold them together. I used some sheets of music from a vintage book and the coloured ones are made from the glossy outer pages of magazines. I looked for adverts that had lots of color, but virtually no text.

gift bows, what you need to make them

I'm going to have another attempt and try and make some exactly like the tutorial ones, I think I need to cut the strips thicker!

gift bows

These are simple to make and a good relaxing-in-front-of-the-television activity, but be warned, they are very addictive once you start making them!

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lesley said...

oh wow, what a great idea! thanks for sharing :)

PrairiePeasant said...

Thanks for sharing--I'm always looking for new and creative recycling ideas!

Diana said...

They are really good-looking..


Cynthia said...

This is so awesome! I really like this idea and will do them for birthdays, holidays, etc. Thanks for sharing it!

Helen Cuthbert said...

These are beautiful i will definately remember that one for next year!!
By the way congratulations on being a featured seller on Folksy!

Jen Treehugger said...

These are fantastic!!
And something that can be done all year round for all manner of gifts.
Thank you.


ford said...

That was a great paper gift bows thank you so much for the tutorial good that you shared this. Keep posting!

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