Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Gift Bows (Another Recycled Project)
These are so cute and easy to make by using any junk mail or old magazines, newspapers, catalogues or old envelopes...Just another recycling project which I truly adore doing, making pretty decorations for free from junk how cool is that.
Cut at least 9 strips of paper length and width will depend on size you want to make, experiment with different widths and lengths.
After cutting the strips I fold them in half to get the centre then I place a little bit of double sided tape in the middle and then fold the paper around and stick then I do the other side. Have the side or pattern on the outside so that will show when completed.
This is how they will look
Then you keep layering them in a circle each one I stick down with double sided tape until it's completed. Then you can if you want to staple the middle for added strength its up to you.
These look so cute on gifts for family and friends.
They would also make great Xmas tree ornaments.
The ones I have made above are made from an old magazine page, junk mail and the inside of two old envelopes.
HAPPY CRAFTING &RECYCLING EVERYONE !