DIY Kraft Paper Bow

Every year I like to do a little DIY for my gifties and this holiday was now exception.  Last year I did

paper flowers

, the year before that was

photo ribbons

, this year I have gone kraft paper bow crazy!  Keep reading for the tutorial.  


  • kraft paper
  • double sided tape
  • scissors
  • pencil

1. Fold kraft paper in half

2. Then fold each half in half again, toward the fold, as in the photo below.

3. Cut a strip about 4" wide.

5. Starting at the non-fold edge, draw the shape of a bow.

6.  cut shape

7. fold edges in, opposite the crease, and tape at center.

8. cut a strip about 1" think and about 4" long.

9. Wrap around center of bow and tape

10. Cut and shape strips for bow ends, about 1.5" wide by about 5.5" long.  And assemble with double sided tape.  Then I used my calligraphy pen to write the name of the recipient.