DIY Gift Bows Tutorials

From duct tape to paper bags to foam, you can make a professional bow from just about anything!

1 How to Make Paper Bows

How to Make Paper Bows (via Lia Griffith)

2 Tips on How to Tie a Perfect Bow


Tips on How to Tie a Perfect Bow (via Evermine Weddings)

3 How to Tie the Perfect Bow


How to Tie the Perfect Bow: Make all your gifts stand out with this step-by-step tutorial to how to tie the perfect bow, every time. (via Chatelaine)

4 The Perfect Bow


The Perfect Bow: Learn how to tie a perfect bow with ribbon with this easy step by step tutorial. Ribbon bows look great on gifts and other decor. (via The Elli Blog)

5 Fabric Bow


Fabric Bow (via Lotts and Lots)

6 Bow and Knot


Bow and Knot: Our instructions are for decorating a 3 3/4-inch jewelry box, but you can adapt them to suit any size. Learn the techniques and you can also use the ties on napkins, flower girls’ dresses, and more. (The pyramid bow would look especially lovely on the backs of ceremony chairs.) (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

7 Tiffany Bow


Tiffany Bow (via Fashion meets Food)

8 How to Tie a Perfect Bow


How to Tie a Perfect Bow (via Lia Griffith)

9 Baby Scribbles Gift Bows


Baby Scribbles Gift Bows: Benjamin and Lyla both love to color, but right now all they do is scribble. I have stacks of sheets that Benjamin has colored all over and I was hoping to do something fun with them. I saw this tutorial at Smile Monsters for making your own paper gift bows and I immediately wanted to turn the scribbles into bows. These are such a great idea for wrapping presents (especially (via Lines Across)

10 Satin Ribbon Bow


Satin Ribbon Bow: ? . 6 . (via Podarkinci)

11 Rosette Bow


Rosette Bow: Make a pretty rosette bow for your gift-wrapped packages with these easy instructions from a craft expert. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

12 Make Bow using a Fork


Make Bow using a Fork (via Zakka Inspired)

13 Floral Bow


Floral Bow: How to Tie a Bow. Tying a bow is an elegant, symmetrical, visually-pleasing way to finish wrapping a package. Fancier decorative bows may be used to accessorize outfits or create decorations for weddings and other special events. Learn how… (via wikiHow)

14 Make a Perfect Bow using a Simple Template


Make a Perfect Bow using a Simple Template (via Artimpressions Blog)

15 The Ultimate Bow


The Ultimate Bow: Want to make your present look really pretty? Its not so hard to craft beautiful bows, and the resulting creation will add an extra twinkle of terrific to the gift you give. (via ModCloth)

16 Pretty Bow


Pretty Bow: Facebook1TwitterPinterest121Stumble23Yummly145 This year I decided it was about time I learnt to tie pretty bows to dress up my gifts. After an hour on youtube Id tried 3/4 different styles and mastered none. Then just as I was about to give up, I found one that I could almost do, in my own way, so…Read More (via A Life of Geekery)

17 The Perfect Princess Bow


The Perfect Princess Bow (via Craft Me Happy!)

18 Printable Paper Bows


Printable Paper Bows (via Lia Griffith)

19 Brown Paper Bag Bow


Brown Paper Bag Bow: Recently I read an article shared by a fellow mom blogger about encouraging creativity in kids. Someone interviewed in the article said this: There’s a sense of learning, resourcefulness and confidence that comes from making or fixing something with your hands, and that really matters. (via The Bottomsup Blog)

20 Ribbon Bow Template


Ribbon Bow Template (via bloomize)

21 Crepe Paper Bow Ties


Crepe Paper Bow Ties: Did you catch my tissue paper topiary that uses these bow ties? If you missed it, you can see it here. To make these crepe paper bow ties, you’ll start out by laying out your crepe paper. You fold a strip that’s appx 4 long and then keep wrapping it around itself without cutting until you’ve […] (via Hello Splendid)

22 Tape Gift Bow


Tape Gift Bow: Remember those white stripes of paper that you throw away after you ripped them off from your double sided tape? Yes, in a way, they are useless after you take the sticky side away, but don’t dump … (via onelmon)

23 Modular Leather Gift Bow


Modular Leather Gift Bow: Use your leather scraps for a beautiful jewelry box or use it as a deluxe gift box. (via Monsters Circus)

24 Glitter Twine Bow


Glitter Twine Bow: First order of business! If you are here in search of the Drawn Together project for Newtown, CT keep on scrolling! You’ll find everything you need just below this post or by clicking HERE. Next order of business, Glitter Twine! With all the sadness of the Newtown, CT tragedy, there is a little (via Damask Love)

25 Paper Bow Templates


Paper Bow Templates (via Lia Griffith)

26 Tiny Duct Tape Bow


Tiny Duct Tape Bow: Today’s post is sponsored by Scotch Color & Pattern Duct Tape. Alright folks, I’m not wasting any time here! Christmas DIYs (slowly!) begin NOW! First up, a little gift packaging love! We all know gifts look pretty schnazy when topped with bows, but how about topping them with itty bitty bows? Itty bitty bows, made (via Studio DIY)

27 No Sew Felt Bows


No Sew Felt Bows: These felt bows are so easy to make and turn out very cute. There are also so many different ways that you can use them, and they cost just a few cents to make. All you need is felt, a hot glue gun, and scissors. I was inspired by these beautiful felt bows from {Every}Nothing Wonderful. Also check out how she uses old tights or hose to make headbands. I (via Lines Across)

28 Easy Crepe Paper Bow


Easy Crepe Paper Bow (via Proper)

29 Flat Bottom Bow


Flat Bottom Bow: People always ask me how I tie a bow around our favor boxes. Well its actually really easy once you get the hang of it. With the holidays right around the corner I thought this would be the perfect tutorial. The key to this bow is the ribbon on the bottom of your … [Read more…] (via Smitten on Paper)

30 Origami Bows


Origami Bows (via How About Orange)

31 Ribbon Rose Bow


Ribbon Rose Bow (via Scrap a Little)

32 Fabric Gift Bow


Fabric Gift Bow (via Craft and Creativity)

33 Embroidered Bow


Embroidered Bow: DIY embroidered button Christmas bow ornaments (via Studio DIY)

34 Duct Tape Ribbons and Bows


Duct Tape Ribbons and Bows (via Lines Across)

35 Ribbon Gift Bows


Ribbon Gift Bows: I recently saw this wonderful gift bow tutorial from The Container Store. (Open the PDF called Guide to Gorgeous Gift Presentation). When I tried making these bows myself, I found that it was a little bit difficult to keep all of the layers together, so I made a couple of slight changes. You can use many different kinds of ribbon and make different variations (check out the original link for (via Lines Across)

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