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Making a Matching Bow for Your Wrapped Package

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A finished bow from your wrapping paper
By using strips of your wrapping paper, you can make an attractive matching bow for your gift. This is a guide about making a matching bow for your wrapped package.
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August 22, 2005

This is an easy way to always have a bow that matches your wrapping paper. Take a leftover rectangle of paper and cut it into 1/4 inch strips, leaving about 1 inch of uncut paper at the top.

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Gather the uncut portion and wrap scotch tape around it.

Now, curl the wrapping paper as you would curling ribbon. You will have any size bow you like and it will always match your wrapping paper. The downside is you won't have small pieces of wrapping paper you hate to discard and are too small to use!

By Tedebear

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By guest (Guest Post)
August 15, 20080 found this helpful

Photo of bow would be nice to see also.

Editor's Note: Tedebear has sent in photos and we have attached them to the post.

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December 16, 20140 found this helpful

Thanks so much for sending the photos! It really makes your steps clear. I sometimes will curl wrapping paper like this but I always just tape two strips onto the package in an "X" and then curl the ends. Your version looks much nicer.

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December 18, 20140 found this helpful

Wonderful idea!

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December 12, 20150 found this helpful

This can be any kind of paper, even paper bags for the "rustic" look.

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