Thursday, December 8, 2011

Kids Craft, DIY Christmas Gift Bows

Once I found out that you can make your own gift bows I knew it was something to try.  I really enjoy making things with my kids and these are easy and simple.  Christmas Crafts are so fun and full of cheer.  Plus it gives you something to do as a family.
Lets get started. 

First you'll need to cut out strips of paper any type will do.  We used wrapping paper.
cut all the strips in the same shape and size.  To make a bow that is about 4 inches across you will need your strips of paper to be 12 inches long and 1 inch wide.
for one bow you need around 6 strips. But it is up to you on how many you want to add to your bow.

Once your strips are cut glue them in a figure 8 shape. Like shown below.
We used Elmer's glue but you can use any kind you like.

Lay one of you figure 8 papers down and glue anether on top in to make a cross.

Continue to add the paper strips on top of one another in a staggered pattern.

One your bow looks full you are dun just let it dry in a safe place.  The kids will love adding their bows to the gifts they wrap.


  1. Hi,

    So cute and easy gift idea for kids. Thanks and keep sharing :)

  2. Love, Love, Love this! We re-use bows every year but eventually they start to look old. I hate spending money on more bows. Plus, I'm a die-hard for bows that match my paper well. Now my girls and I can make bows out of the paper we wrap the presents with! Thanks for linking up to Fun Stuff Fridays on Toys In The Dryer!

  3. I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  4. What an awesome kids Christmas craft. Who knew it was so easy to make such gorgeous bows. I am a new follower visiting from Family Ever After. Vicky from Mess For Less

  5. Oh how fun! This is an AWESOME idea! I love that kids can do it too, and it's so practical.

  6. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - - I featured you today!!
    - Mandy,

  7. So fun and easy. We(my kids and I) enjoyed spending family time together doing fun craft ideas. My son age 6, is so creative and loves art, crafts, and diy stuff. The christmas bows are now one of his favs. Thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays!

  8. Useful information shared..Iam very happy to read this article..thanks for giving us nice info.Fantastic walk-through. I appreciate this post.


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