I could have just used a purchased bow like this:
Then I cut a few strips of green foil paper. Don't worry about being exact. My strips were all different widths. You can adjust the size later.
You need a circle to begin the bow. I just ripped off the top of a cardboard ribbon holder, but you can draw and cut one out of a cardboard box to whatever size you need if your gift is bigger.
Cut the strips as long as you want them to be when folded over. Then take out your trusty glue gun and glue the bottom shut, then glue the piece on the circle as above.
The fun part is finding something of interest to finish off the top. I used a walnut (painted silver)
Turn it over and put a good amount of hot glue on the bottom circle and position it where you would like it on the package.
Now don't you think that is a more interesting package than the one with the little purchased bow? It's also a great way to use up leftover wrapping paper.
I have blogged about a few other bows I've made. If you want another idea or two look under my "Gift Wrapping" label.