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Gift Bows: Easy, Fun, & Useful Craft Perfect for Winter Cabin Fever

I love Twitter. I find so many great links.  This morning Raising Arrows tweeted about her newest post Frugal Gift Wrapping which linked to a tutorial on making gift bows out of magazines.

What a great idea! My first thought: this is something that will keep my boys busy for hours (and I don’t think my decor can handle one more paper snowflake, see Coffee Filter Snowflakes)

The Fiskars Paper Trimmer makes making bows 10 times faster! This trimmer has a 10-sheet cutting capacity meaning you can cut out 10 sheets at one time. I use it all the time. It’s under $20 and usefor for scrapbooking, the homeschool workbox system, and all kinds of crafts.  And its safe for children–no sharp edges.

Let your  kidos watch the video below, give them a  a stack of old magazines and let them make a bazillion bows to have all year. Have a cont4st for the best colored bow.

Watch the video to see how easy this craft is but imagine how quicker it would be with a paper trimmer.

View the step by step tutorial here

See Frugal Gift Wrapping for more great ideas.

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  2. Amy says:

    Robin,
    That is precisely what we did! We used our paper trimmer. It was perfect!
    Thanks for the mention! :)
    Amy @ Raising Arrows

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