A Gift Wrap Bow Tutorial

By on September 26, 2011

First. Wrap a present. Piece o’cake.

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Second. Find some leftover wrapping paper. (Usually the extra you cut off the end of the package…)

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Third. Fold the two ends in so they meet in the middle..or overlap a little, apparently.

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Fourth. Trim it to a good size. (This is subjective and just depends on the size of your gift. I kinda like to go overboard and make a giant bow that covers the whole box. But you coul make a little one, too.)

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Fifth. Find the middle. Get ready to squeeze.

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Sixth. Squeeze.

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Seventh. Find another scrap of paper. Wrap it around the middle. (To keep the squeeze.)

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Eighth. Tape together on back. Now set aside.

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Ninth. Find more scraps. Cut into two equal strips…these will be the tails of your bow. So, try to make them proportionate to the bow. (This is something I do not always accomplish…)

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Tenth. Now, fold it in half longways. Cut one of the bottom corners off with a small diagonal…uhm, cut.

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Which will give you a bea-u-tiful ribbon bottom. (Or something. I don’t really know what it’s called. But it looks nice.)

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Eleventh. Now, tape your little tails down on the package. It looks a little better if you gather the top…give it a little 3d feel.

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Twelfth. Now get your bow back out. Tape it down in the middle…sometimes it might need a little taping down on the sides, too. Fluff, spread and shape to your liking.

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I also think this would look great with coordinating gift wrap instead of matching. I haven’t tried that yet…but I think I’m gonna! Happy gift giving!!