I have the pleasure of guest posting over at Frugal Living NW today and sharing my DIY wrapping paper using fruit and vegetable stamps. While I love the way the paper turned out, I decided it was missing a little something. So I decided to make my own bows and tags to jazz up my packages.
Long before the days of Pinterest, I came across this tutorial for making bows using a page from a magazine. I added the page to my “favorites” and it has been sitting there for over 2 years. I was so excited to finally have the perfect project to use it for.
Initially, I followed the instructions from that tutorial but the scrapbook paper I used was a little to thick to work. Here are my instructions for DIY bows adapted for using scrapbook paper.
You will need:
12 X 12 scrapbook paper
Cut the paper into (8) 3/4″ strips. Leave 3 of the strips 12″ long. Cut 2 strips to 11″ long. Cut 2 strips to 10″ long. Cut 1 strip to 5 1/2″ long.
Starting with one of the 12″ pieces, twist the strip into a figure 8. This is the hardest part to explain how to do. Twist one end in towards the center.
And because I find it difficult to do any craft project without busting out the Mod Podge, I decided to make some quick DIY tags for my packages as well. I used scrapbook paper and flat wooden ornaments. You can pick up these ornaments in a variety of shapes at Michaels/Joanns for about $0.15.
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