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How to Make a Matching Curly Paper Gift Bow


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How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - finished gift wrap with handmade bowWhy pay for a gift bow when you can easily make one to match from left over gift wrap. This will give your gift wrapping a sophisticated and professional finish.

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Supplies:

  • gift wrap paper
  • scissors
  • sticky tape
  • ribbon, raffia, or fancy string
How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - wrapping paper square
 
How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - ribbon
 

Steps:

  1. Take a large square of gift wrap and fold it in half, the exact size doesn't matter.
  2. How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - start with a large square of gift wrap
     
    How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - fold square of wrap in half
     
  3. Cut a fringe almost to the folded edge.
  4. How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - cut a fringe almost to the folded edge
     
    How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - finger edge
     
  5. Open it out again.
  6. How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - open it out
     
  7. Take a strip of fringe and run it gently between the edge of your scissor blade and your thumb to make it curl.
  8. How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - using your thumb and the scissors gently curl the fringed paper
     
    How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - paper curl
     
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  9. Repeat with every strip.
  10. How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - repeat with every strip of fringe
     
    How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - continuing to curl
     
    How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - curly paper
     
  11. Roll up the whole piece of curled paper along the centre fold with the right sides on the inside. Secure with a little sticky tape.
  12. How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - roll up along the center fold with right sides together on inside
     
    How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - secure with tape
     
  13. Wrap your ribbon around the parcel and tie in a double knot.
  14. How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - wrap ribbon around the parcel and tie with a double knot
     
  15. Put the curly bow in place and tie another double knot.
  16. How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - place curly paper bow and tie with a double know
     
    How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - finish tying
     
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  17. Trim the ends of the ribbon close to the knot.
  18. How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - trim ribbon close to the knot
     
  19. Ruffle it up to hide the knot.
  20. How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - ruffle up the bow to hide the knot
     
  21. Be proud to give your beautifully wrapped gift.
  22. How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - ready to gift
     
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