Natural and Thrifty in 365: #89 Homemade Gift Bows

Creating a gift bow out of a magazine page is an easy and fun project to do with the kids. It’s also an eco-friendly way to wrap your holiday gifts. What’s more? It’s thrifty.

All you need to make a gift bow is:

* A magazine
* Some homemade glue or doublesided tape (the tape isn’t as eco-friendly though)
* Scissors or a craft knife and rubber mat
* A ruler

To make the bows, check out this homamde gift bows tutorial on Green Backs Gal.

As you can see, it’s easy to make a bow that will give a homemade touch to your gift giving this year. Plus, when you use magazine you already have, it won’t cost you a dime.

Photo courtesy of Green Backs Gal.

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