How to Make a Holiday Gift Bow

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Gather your supplies.

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Cut ribbon into strips: three 9.5 inch strips, two 8.5 inch strips, and one 3.5 inch strip. Feel free to experiment with using narrower ribbon and therefore more strips.

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For each piece of ribbon, loop the end back around to the center. The pretty side should be facing away from you as you do it.

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Make the same type of loop with the other end of the ribbon, overlapping both ends as they meet. Staple the center of your figure 8 to hold it all together. Repeat w/ all five of your longer ribbons.

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Make your smallest ribbon into a simple tube with the pretty side facing out. Glue or staple it closed.

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If all went according to plan, something like this should be shaping up.

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Arrange your three large figure 8’s on top of each other with a dot of glue between each one.

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Repeat with your two smaller figure 8’s.

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Glue the loop in the center and marvel at your masterpiece!

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See more tips and guides like these at www.theoldschool.com.

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