Today's project is making bows from paper you don't need anymore. Here's what you need:
Paper or Wrapping Paper
Double Sided Tape
Start by selecting a paper that is around letter size (8 1/2" x 11"). Cut into 1 inch strips. You will need three of the longest length, two of a slightly shorter length (about 2 inches shorter), and one strip that is about 4 inches long.
You will twist the strips into a figure eight design.
Staple in the center.
This is what your strips will look like before you assemble them.
Layer three strips on top of each other, placing a piece of double sided tape in between each.
Follow with the two smaller strips, and top with the smallest strip, which is just a circle.
You made a bow!
Here is one from a map.
And one from wrapping paper.
The finished product! You can use any paper. I am just showing recycling ideas. A piece of double sided scrapbook paper would make a beautiful bow.
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