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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By mrscrafty 11/15/2010
I think I'm going to make these to use on gifts for my annual Christmas party! Thanks for the great idea!
By Elaine 09/09/2010
Thanks for that! You could use regular ribbon too and make them larger even.
This is brilliant!
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