This instructable will show you how to make your own paper bows to decorate your Christmas or birthday gifts so they look much more nicer !
Why pay for all those ribbons when you could do them without getting out of home and without paying a dime?! The only things you will need are Paper,Scissors,Glue and a bit of Time! Easy and simple its is, you'll never gonna buy them to the store anymore guaranteed!
This is only to show you the basics, but you can try with gift paper of like some people said in comments, try with magazines , it will look much better !
You can also take those scrap gift wrapping this Christmas, and reuse them later to make ribbons!
New Pictures and Video Coming soon!!
Step 1: Materials
This is the materials you will need to do some bows:
- A regular Sheet of Paper (You can also try with gift wrapping, it looks better!)
- Glue stick
Step 2: Cut the Bands
Turn your sheet horizontally and cut 6 band of approximately 1.5cm wide and all sheet long.
Step 3: The Bands
These are the bands you will end up with. I kept 4 full length bands and I cut 2 others at the 3/4 of the length.The little band is the part that I cut from the 3/4 band.
You should end up with 7 bands...
Step 4: Fold the Bands
Fold all the bands in half, except for the smallest.
Step 5: Glue the Bands
Using your glue stick , glue the end of a band on each side of it
Step 6: Twist and Glue the Bands
Twist the band the side that you've just glue, to the centre (At your fold mark) You are gonna do this with all your other bands except with the shortest.
Step 7: Twist and Glue the Other Side
Twist and Glue the other side of the band to the centre like you did in the previous step.
Step 8: Repeat the Prev. Step
Repeat the previous step for all the other bands (Again, not with the shortest)
Step 9: Start the Assembling
Start the assembling of your bow. Put some glue under the centre of each of your full length band and stack them one on the others in a Flower-like shape .
Step 10: Continue the Assembling
Continue to glue together the long bands to form your flower-like shape.
Step 11: The 3/4 Bands Assembling
Now do the same thing with the smaller band, except that you only have 2 band, so you need to glue them in a ' +' shape.
Step 12: Make the Center
The last part of the bow is the centre ring, to make it, take the little bands and glue it in a circle.
Step 13: Glue the Top
Glue the circle (little band) on the second part (The part in the '+' shape)
Step 14: Final Assembling
Glue the 2 big parts together ( on each other)
That's it ! You've just finished your paper bow! You now simply have to glue/tape them on your Christmas or Birthday gifts and they will look a lot better!
Hope you enjoy !