I don’t know about you, but when wrapping up gifts, I love to decorate them with a bow and ribbon….
- 3 at 12″ long
- 3 at 11″ long
- 2 at 10″ long
- 1 at 3½” long
Now, you need to make each strip of paper into a loop, I’ve tried to illustrate as best as I could with my photographs – it will become more apparent when you actually do it yourself.
Take one strip and fold the ends into the centre
You then lift and twist to the left, putting the patterned side to the blank side.
Holding carefully, turn the folded strip around and repeat on the other end.
Secure in place with a staple. You could use double sided tape, glue dots or regular glue.
Repeat this process with all the other strips – apart from the smallest strip, which you fashion into a circle.
With all the strips now looped, it’s time to assemble and make your bow!
Taking two of the longest loops, make a cross like so, fixing with glue, tape or glue dots.
Then, start adding the rest of the loops, going around in a clockwise fashion, filling in the gaps, start with the biggest loop and work down to the smallest. Fix each loop in place with glue, tape or glue dots.
Fix the final loop in place, and you’re done! How easy was that?!