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Project

Paper Ribbons

If you don't have ribbon on hand, a package doesn't have to go without a bow.

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut a strip of paper to the desired width and long enough to wrap around the gift, plus 6 inches. With a pencil, mark where the ends overlap.

  2. Step 2

    Cut a slit in each side at the pencil mark with scissors. Wrap the strip around the package and slide slits together. Notch the ends.

  3. Step 3

    For multiple layers, mark, cut, and then fasten several pieces at once, trimming the ends to varying lengths.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2004

Reviews (1)

  • 20 Jun, 2008

    good day!! this idea catches my attention. simple yet very stylish,now i dont have to buy ribbons....thanks a lot