I imagine by now that most of you have finished making your holiday cards and are placing the finishing touches on any projects you’ve created as gifts. I also imagine you’re a lot like me, and now have a bunch of scraps left over.
Let’s use those scraps! We can make gift bows with them. This is a super easy, quick project. So easy, in fact, that your children can join in the crafting fun.
Using a patterned paper with a design on both sides, cut the following:
8 each – 1 inch x 4.5 inches
4 each – 1 inch x 3.5 inches
1 each – 1 inch x 2.5 inches
Fold all of the strips (with the exception of the short one) as pictured below and tack in place with adhesive or craft glue. When you’re working with the 4.5” lengths, fold 4 using one side of the patterned paper then fold the other four using the opposite side.
Take the remaining length (1 inch x 2.5 inches) and make a small loop.
Pierce a small hole in each bow petal and on the underside of the loop.
Insert a brad through the center of the loop piece.
Flip it over and place the 1 inch x 3.5 inch petals (facing downward) onto the brad.
Repeat the process for the other two layers.
Use glue dots to stack each layer of the bow. And there you go! You now have a package topper that anyone (including the family pet) will find hard to resist.