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Father's Day Idea: Bow Tie Wrap




 Instead of gift-boxing a tie for Dad this year, why not tie a gift box? Bow ties fit around many small gifts, and both the traditional and pretied kinds will work. If Dad wears bow ties, a new "bow" can be an added present. If he prefers neckties, an inexpensive vintage bow tie can be used just for fun.

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  • Bow
  • Gift boxes


  1. Step 1

    Tie the bow around a gift box or two. For a fancier look, dress a wrapped box with ribbon before adding the tie.

  2. Step 2

    For a bottle of wine, wrap the length of a pretied bow around the middle a couple of times. This will tighten any slack, letting the tie's smallest setting catch.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2005



Reviews (10)

  • MyGiftWrappingIdeas 13 Jun, 2012

    Wow! what a lovely "Bow tie wrap"! Thanks for inspiring.

  • virginiabound 16 Jun, 2008

    This bow tie wrapping is actually clever and original and not a recycled idea. did anyone watch Martha on Food Network last night - Foodnetwrok Star? She was very good and direct, what you would expect.

  • Suncere 14 Jun, 2008

    This is such a wonderful idea for gift wrapping my fathers presents. He has so many ties and only wears about a third of them, it's a good idea for all the male members in my family.

  • goldensun 14 Jun, 2008

    Thanks for the info on the bow tie craft. I had fun learning to the bows on myself. And to Pkildow, thanks for pointing out the Also try area. I wanted to know the instructions on how to tie the bows. That's what happens when we pay attentions to our surrounding lol lol

  • PatchMom 14 Jun, 2008

    <i>Thank you so much for sharing this brilliant idea. It makes the gifts so masculine and not ordinary. Again thank you. <i/>

  • LMDC 14 Jun, 2008

    Thanks for pointing that out! That's what I was looking for! lol

  • pkildow 14 Jun, 2008

    To saralexi, there are bow tie instructions in the Also Try . . . section in the upper right corner of the screen. You know the area with the three little pictures of other projects and arrows on both sides. I think this is a great idea, very unique and easy whether you buy a tie or tie your own.

  • danigirl1210 14 Jun, 2008

    This is adorable! Thanks for the great idea!

  • saralexi 14 Jun, 2008

    Would have liked to have instructions on how to make a "bow tie" out of regular ribbon and not have to buy a "bow tie" at the store.

  • romeogoldendoodle 24 May, 2008

    I love this idea! Bow ties can be found at Daiso, the Japanese "dollar" shop that is now in Canada ( vancouver, b.c) actually everthing is $2. This store is great for convenient, Japanese style merchandise.