Are you about to run out the door to your holiday party with a naked gift? Did you wait until the final hour before wrapping and then discover that you had no bow and no ribbon to make one? Did you frantically google "last minute gift bow" and arrive here? If you did, I hope this post will be helpful.
Last night I was in the same situation. On Sunday I was leafing through a box of old Christmas magazines. I thumbed through them and ripped out anything I thought I might use (like a recipe) and threw the rest of the mag in the garbage. I hated to part with some of the beautiful covers, so I ripped them off before tossing the magazine.
Last night when I needed a bow, my eyes landed on the three covers still lying on the coffee table.
A glue gun and 15 minutes turned the magazine covers into a nice full bow for my gift.
My gift is naked no more. If you cannot figure out how this bow was made, just click on my gift wrapping label on the right side of my blog and you will find the directions I gave a few days ago to make this type of bow.
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
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