Need a seriously quick and easy way to make your own wrapping paper bows? This is it!! After admiring the bows on my best friend’s Christmas packages for the last few years, I finally got around to asking how the heck do you make those? She grabbed a scrap of paper and pair of scissors and literally in 1 minute made the cutest bow ever!!! Adorable. These pretty paper bows will be perfect for birthdays, holidays or anytime you need to dress up a package.
When is say this is easy, it is no joke!! This bow is my first attempt. And guess what!?! It doesn’t even matter if you happen to break off one or two paper strips when you are trying to curl the paper. You will never notice, I promise!!
How-To Make A Bow Out Of Wrapping Paper
Step 1 >> Save all of your scrap wrapping paper. This takes very little to make a bow. I started with a piece that was approximately 7″ x 15″. Fold the paper scrap in half.
Step 2 >> Cut strips from the cut edge of the paper, almost to the fold. Leave around 1.5″ – 2″ uncut from the fold on each side. Cut the strips as thick or thin as you like, just be careful if they are too thin they could rip easily. I cut mine about 1/2″ wide- 3/4″ wide. But you can make them thinner and it will still work great.
Step 3 >> Curl the paper strips just like you would curl ribbon. I hold the base of the strip, close to the fold in the paper, then carefully curl the paper. Not as curly as you like, you can curl it again with the scissors. This was a surprise how it curls just like a ribbon. I hope you love how easy this is as much as I do!! So excited to try this out on our next present we give.
Step 4 >> Once you have all the strips curled, fold the paper in half again and then fold into thirds, and then fold the end over and either tape or staple so the bow stays put.
Step 5 >> Tape onto a pretty package!!! Love. Love. Love.
This is going to be such a time-saver for me in the future!! No more running to the store at the last-minute to grab curly ribbon bows. Not only will it match the present perfect, it didn’t cost me anything extra but a few minutes of my time.
Can’t wait for the holidays to try out this technique full force. This would be a perfect project to do while sitting in front of the tv. You can even have a stash of bows made ahead of time. Mix and match the bows, or color coordinate, either way, you will not be disappointed and will totally fall in love with this quick and easy wrapping paper bow. I know I did!!
How do you wrap your packages? Have any tips and tricks to making paper bows?? We would love to hear about it!!