Guh! I’m running behind this week. But, better late than never right?
So last week my post was on making traditional paper bows like you get for wrapping gifts. But if you really want a show stopping box topping bow, this is it. The Strip Bow!
Ok, the name needs a little work…but it is what it is.
This tutorial will be for a rather large bow: 6.5″ in diameter to be exact. If you want to change the size of the bow, simply cut shorter strips…
What you’ll need:
-2 Pieces of paper, different colors are ideal
-Lot of tape
1. Cut about 20 strips 1/2″ by 6″ out of paper #1 (I used peach)
2. Cut about 15 strips 1/2″ by 4″ out of paper #2 (I used light pink)
***Set up for your next couple steps by cutting about a million pieces of tape about 1/4″ -1/2″ wide***
4. For the 6″ and 4″ strips, fold in half. Do not crease!!! Line it up so the two ends are only overlapping for half the width.
5. Tape each together just at the end
6. Cut a circle out of paper #1. I just traced the roll of tape for the size
7. Tape the 6″ strips around in the circle. Overlap each one with the one before it, about half the width. (I ended up using 17 to make it all the way around)
8. For the last 6″ piece, untape the fold. Tape the top piece to the circle just as with the rest of the strips. Lift the adjacent folded strip slightly and tape the bottom half under these strips.
10. Fold the extra strips into figure 8s and loops. Interlock and weave
Ta-Daaaaa!!! All done