WorkWith Gift Wrapping Paper: Quirk Bows

Backstory: A few years ago I thought it would be a cool idea to make some Christmas bows out of all the accumulative newspaper that I had collected over the course of the school year. As I shared my bows with strangers & friends alike, they were quite intrigued by the creativity of it all…so while it is not something new and it may have been something that you’ve seen before, I thought that I would share it with you guys here nonetheless.

What I Used:

Gift wrapping paper




How It’s Done:

Step 1) Take your wrapping paper and cut out even strips in length and width ( 9 is required for each bow).* It is really useful to have paper with lines/grids on the back but if not, you can still make do, just use a ruler or something straight.


Step 2) Roll 8 strips into a cone like shape, cut the ends and staple. *You basically want to fold it like a “cure symbol” pulled together tightly…if that makes any sense.

Step 3) Arrange four cones in a plus + sign kind of shape and glue or staple or tape together. Do the same thing twice.


Step 4) Tape or glue one cone plus on top of the other in a crisscross kind of way.


Step 5) Take your 9th strip that you did not roll up into a cone and roll it into a circle, staple it and put into the center of the bow.

You are done!

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