Did you forget to buy bows for your gifts this holiday season? Do you have free time to get them but would rather do something creative? Well how about you try and make your own homemade present bows.  They're creative, unique, and a great conversation piece!

A homemade bow can add a bit of personal touch to all of presents and sort of be green at the same time! I've been making these bows for a couple of years now and after some practice I can make one in under 30 minutes.  Price can range to $0-$5, it all depends on what you have on-hand.

(originally inspired by this article: http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2009/10/make-gift-bow-from-magazine-page.html)

Step 1: Things You'll Be Needing

-a pair of scissors
-an x-acto knife or a razor blade
-pages from a magazine (preferably colorful pages)
-a ruler
-a pen or pencil
-double-sided tape
-a surface you can cut on (I used a wooden cutting board)
Great job on the instructable!
Thank you so much! :)
This is a great idea! I've looked at all of the instructables for bow making and this was the easiest to follow and gave me great results. Keep em coming!
Hi SeedRally-<br>I made up well.....a plethora of bows. I couldn't stop!! And I only have about 4 presents to wrap for Christmas that just passed. (need to finish and get them in the mail!!) But, wanted to show you a few. By the way, I used some pages out of the only fashion mag I happened to have and you know those perfume sample pages? They make really wonderful bows, due to their being a little firmer paper AND they smell good!! So, you get a scented bow!! Or two or four..because the scented strip can be cut up to use for the centers for up to 5 bows. So, thank you for the instructions and bring on another!! <br>
Wow that's awesome! I love the idea about the scented bow :) Your bows look great! (And I'm sure they smell good haha)

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