Making Bows for Gifts

This page is about making bows for gifts. Making your bows is a fun craft and allows you to add your personal touch to gift wrapping.


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After making all the loops you need for your bow twist the bow instead of the wire holding your bow together. This makes a much tighter and fuller bow.

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October 8, 2003

I would love to know how to make Christmas bows. Can anyone help?


October 21, 20030 found this helpful
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Here is a site with good instructions:

Have fun!
- Susan

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October 22, 20030 found this helpful
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I recently bought a bow maker at AC Moore. It has great instructions and is really easy to use with great results! It only cost 10.00 but I got a coupon out of my local newspaper for 50% off!


If you don't have an AC Moore near you try Michaels Craft store or maybe any place like it might carry it. Good luck.

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December 13, 2011

Does anyone have a template like the one used to make gift bows in the 60s? It was held together by what would looks like a push pin?

By Darlene


June 1, 20120 found this helpful
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I do, I have a couple different sizes and styles. You can contact me at nsleepywel AT and I can give you the info
They were from my grandmothers crafting supplies.

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December 3, 2007

How do you make decorative bows for Christmas?

Paula from LA


December 3, 20070 found this helpful

I have used these instructions for a number of bows, including bows for door wreaths:


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January 4, 2017

Turn paper muffin liners into cute decorations shaped like bowties. This is a page about making muffin liner gift bows.

Making Muffin Liner Gift Bows

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December 17, 2019

Use pipe cleaners to make cute bows on their own or incorporate them into a more traditional bow by substituting the pipe cleaner for the ribbon tie in the center of the bow.

bunch of pipe cleaners

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June 7, 2019

No need to buy bows or ribbons to decorate a gift. Use any wrapping paper and a pair of scissors to make a matching curly bow for a lovely finishing touch.

How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow - finished gift wrap with handmade bow

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January 1, 2013

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

Christmas bows made from magazines.

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