Paper Bows

This is going to be a photo essay today because I think the photos show the how-to better than I could explain it.

Having said that – please forgive the hand shots – yes, I do need a manicure (desperately).
The purple is food colouring from making sugar cookies with the girls yesterday and the rest of the damage is just age and crafting abuse.
You can use wrapping paper to make these, but having a pattern on both sides really makes it – so fold your wrap in half and glue it down before cutting your strips.

Alternatively, Stampin’ Up (which I used here) has double sided paper with different patterns on each side.

Both will turn out adorably and will give your gifts that little extra personalized touch.

Now fill them with cookies and deliver to friends!

Origami box tutorial here.

Have a great one!

Linked to:

Between Naps on the Porch
It All Started With Paint

2015-05-05T19:42:09-04:00December 14th, 2013|CRAFTS, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|8 Comments


  1. Lynn Grushka December 14, 2013 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    That is beautiful! This is a great project to do to use up all the scraps from my other scrapbooking projects.

  2. Linda December 16, 2013 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    This looks so nice and think of all the different ways to create.
    Thanks for the easy instructions.
    Linda C Seattle.

    • Shelly December 16, 2013 at 2:25 pm - Reply

      I know! I love varying up the colour combinations with different papers!
      Thanks for checking out the blog!

  3. Julie vanKessel December 16, 2013 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    I just got into shellacking my nails with my manicure and I have to say, I am a fan. Try it. Incredibly toxic stuff… but so pretty!

    • Shelly December 16, 2013 at 2:44 pm - Reply

      I’ve tried it and I agree – the longevity is amazing – however, it left my nails incredibly thin and brittle afterwards. Took months to get their strength back.

  4. Kristina Sinclair December 17, 2013 at 1:38 am - Reply

    Wow, love it! I made a lot of these about 3 years ago from a magazine article. I did NOT use a brad which will make it much easier. Thanks for the tip! I also used magazines (think holiday pottery barn issues with lots of texture and color) and I have even made them out of newspaper. The ones from magazines are neat because of the glossy paper. Thanks for the tutorial!

    • Shelly December 17, 2013 at 2:04 pm - Reply

      BRILLIANT! I will be making some from magazines today! Fantastic idea – thanks for sharing!

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