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And Top it with a Bow!

I discovered this project a couple of years ago and it has become one of my top 3 Christmas projects since. It is creative, easy, green and cute...my favorite things. You can make these bows out of kids' drawings, newspaper, books, or the myriad of catalogs we get this time of year. And the huge bonus is that you can make enough for almost all your gifts during the course of one good movie. My choice would be "White Christmas" or, in weaker moments, anything Christmassy on the Hallmark channel. Give me a break, tis the season for holding judgement on ones taste in TV.

 This photo is to show you the approximate size strips you’ll need. They can vary based on the size of the end product you want, but you’ll want an inch and a half difference between the sizes. Materials: All you need for this project is scissors, a glue stick and some sort of paper.

This photo is to show you the approximate size strips you’ll need. They can vary based on the size of the end product you want, but you’ll want an inch and a half difference between the sizes. Materials: All you need for this project is scissors, a glue stick and some sort of paper.

 Start by looping the top of the piece of paper under and glueing to the middle. Flip over and do the same on the other side.

Start by looping the top of the piece of paper under and glueing to the middle. Flip over and do the same on the other side.

 There you go! All the pieces ready to be assembled.

There you go! All the pieces ready to be assembled.

 Layer on top of each other, biggest to smallest, with the little loop in the center. Press together until dry.

Layer on top of each other, biggest to smallest, with the little loop in the center. Press together until dry.

 And you did it! Bows that are MUCH cuter than purchased ones. Now open that present carefully!

And you did it! Bows that are MUCH cuter than purchased ones. Now open that present carefully!