Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Magazine Cover Christmas Present Bow

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.

Inspiration struck!

A glue gun and 15 minutes turned the magazine covers into a nice full bow for my gift.
I think it's fine just the way it is. But since I had a  real greenery centerpiece nearby,  I cut off a few sprigs of soft greens and stuck them in to cover some of the lettering.
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.


  1. Very nice Zoey and very creative, especially adding the greenery in there. That was the added touch.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. That is so pretty! Great way to recycle magazines.

  3. Zoey that is such a creative bow...I love homemade bows and wrapping paper...gonna do that this year...

  4. My Christmas wish for you, my friend
    Is not a simple one
    For I wish you hope and joy and peace
    Days filled with warmth and sun

    I wish you love and friendship too
    Throughout the coming year
    Lots of laughter and happiness
    To fill your world with cheer

    May you count your blessings, one by one
    And when totaled by the lot
    May you find all you've been given
    To be more than what you sought

    May your journeys be short, your burdens light
    May your spirit never grow old
    May all your clouds have silver linings
    And your rainbows pots of gold

    I wish this all and so much more
    May all your dreams come true
    May you have a Merry Christmas friend
    And a happy New Year, too .. xoxo

  5. Holy Moses, you are creative!!!
    I've got a lot of naked packages that could use your help.

  6. Wow that is one gorgeous bow! And such a super simple and inexpensive rock girl!!

  7. Wow! Now that is a clever idea. It looks so pretty Zoey.

  8. Very creative Zoey! I like the added touch of the greenery.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  9. Wow! That is really pretty! Have a wonderful Christmas, Zoey.

  10. Darn clever - thank you for sharing. And I jsut threw out a munch of National Geographics :(


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