Wrapping it all up…

14th December 2010

I love wrapping presents, but I don’t like buying fancy wrapping paper. I love wrapping my presents with pages from magazines and stuff like that. But one thing that I do have a particular fetish for is plain brown wrapping paper – but no-one [apart from me] wants to get a Christmas pressie wrapped in brown wrapping paper, so why not add a little bit of recycled bling by making some of these paper bows.

I made some last year from old gift catalogues and they looked great. As I’ve not got time to photograph all the stages of the process myself, I found this tutorial on the Green Eyed Monster website that I want to share with you.

All you’ll need are:

  1. Some magazines or gift catalogues
  2. A ruler and pencil
  3. Scissors
  4. Staples or Glue

Magazine Bows

I personally would glue all the bits together rather than staple them, but I guess it depends on how much time you have as using glue makes the process a little longer.

9 comments on “Wrapping it all up…

  1. monda

    I like brown paper wrapping too – I often wrap with brown paper and string.


  2. Nancy M

    I love brown paper packages, too!

  3. Sarah

    This is such a good idea. What kind of glue did you use?

  4. Milomade

    Just a normal glue stick or pva work well.

  5. Leslie

    What lengths are the pieces?

  6. Milomade

    Visit the actual tutorial via the link supplied and you’ll find out.

  7. Keely

    This is such a fab idea, what size did you cut the strips?

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