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DIY Wrapping Paper Bows

By: Karissa Tunis from
DIY Wrapping Paper Bows
DIY Wrapping Paper Bows

"I think it is safe to say that everyone loves receiving a beautifully wrapped present! About two years ago I learned a little tip that completely changed the way that I now wrap gifts. I now spend much less time and money, and I think my gifts turn out pretty cute! And I always get a few "Oooo's" and "Ahhh's" :) Check out for a step-by-step photo guide. Time: a few minutes Materials: wrapping paper, scissors, and tape Cost: less than a dollar"

Primary TechniquePaper Crafts


Materials List

  • wrapping paper
  • scissors
  • tape


  1. Purchase your wrapping paper

  2. Wrap your presents

  3. Cut a few long rectangles from your wrapping paper – use any scraps if possible

  4. Fold the rectangles in half and tape the FOLDED side down in either the middle or corner of your present (wherever you want your bow)

  5. If you like a full bow like I do, I recommend taping another folded rectangle for added bow volume. Overlap the folds slightly so that bows look like one giant piece

  6. Focus on one folded rectangle at a time. Cut slits in the paper up to the tape

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