Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Simple Paper Bows

Today I want to share with you a really simple paper project: paper bows.
These bows are so cute! You can use them to decorate gifts, cards and so much more. Wouldn't they be cute to use on little Valentines?

All you need is paper (I used a decorative 12x12 that is double sided), glue and scissors.

Here's how to make them.
1: cut two 1 inch strips of paper

2: Cut one strip down to 8 inches and fold both ends of your paper strip to the back center and glue. (If you are using a 12x12 you will have a little piece of 4x1 inch paper left over- save this piece!)

3: Cut your other 1 inch strip down to 5 1/2 inches and cut notches on both ends.

4: Glue the two pieces together.

5: Use your left-over piece to finish the center. Simple wrap around bow and glue to the back.

6: You now have a cute bow! Attach your bow to a card, gift or whatever you'd like!
I think this would make such a cute hair pin or broach on a cardigan!

Happy Crafting!


  1. Very cute. I could see doing this with a sturdy fabric like felt too...maybe on a pillow!

  2. What a great idea. I love the look. Thanks!

  3. Wow I love this, such a cute little bow and so simple. Thank you for sharing this I'll use it for sure!