Making Bows From Magazines

The covers and pages of magazines can be recycled into colorful gift bows. This is a guide about making bows from magazines.

December 17, 2012 Flag
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Did you know that magazine covers can be curled just like curling ribbon? I'm sure you have tons of magazines around. Get cracking with the strips of paper, scissors, and glue sticks. It looks fabulous especially when some are left straight.

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December 17, 20120 found this helpful

Clever thinking ~ Will definitely try this.

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December 18, 20120 found this helpful

How did you put this one together?

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January 10, 20130 found this helpful

Very cute idea thanksfor sharing.

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January 20, 20130 found this helpful

I love this idea! I am putting some video on here, to show how to go about it. This is so wonderful, and I really dislike buying bows, I love to make them like you do!

Thank you so much for this!

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December 24, 2009 Flag

Create a package bow from a colorful magazine page. A great way to recycle your magazines and will work for any occasion.

Approximate Time: About 30 minutes



Cut a magazine page lengthwise into 9 strips that are 3/4 and wide. Leave 3 of the strips full length. Cut one inch off 3 of the strips. Cut two inches off 2 of the strips. Cut the last strip down to 3 1/2 and long. Twist each strip to form a loop at both ends and staple it in the center (see photo).

Shape the last, short strip into a circle and secure it with a glue dot or hot glue. Layer the 3 longest pieces on top of each other, spacing them evenly and securing each with a glue dot or hot glue. Add the next two groups of pieces, doing the same. And finally, glue the loop into the center.

By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC

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December 26, 20090 found this helpful

This is brilliant!

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September 9, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks for that! You could use regular ribbon too and make them larger even.

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November 15, 20100 found this helpful

I think I'm going to make these to use on gifts for my annual Christmas party! Thanks for the great idea!

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