12 April 2013

DIY: Upcycled magazine gift wrap & bow

Mother's day is coming up and what better way to read, wrap and upcycle! Colourful magazine pages make unique wrapping paper for small gifts! I ripped 2 x pages from a magazine, folded the long edge (the ripped side) of both, and taped them together to make an A3.You can also turn old magazine pages into beautiful, one-of-a-kind bows for your pressies. Diagram above by Martha Stewart.

You'll need a page per bow and some double-sided tape.


1. Cut the page lengthwise into nine x 1.5cm (0.5") thick strips of heights shown: 
Three x 20cm (7.8"), three x 18cm (7"), two x 15cm (6"), and one x 6cm (2.3").
2. Twist each strip to form loops at both ends. Make a circle out of the smallest.
3. Secure the ends with a piece of double-sided tape.
4. Layer and stick, starting with the longest strips. End with the circle in the center and double sided tape to stick onto gift!

Happy crafting!

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