Easy Handmade Gift Bows for Christmas

Pinwheel gift toppers
Get the look of expensive department store gift wrap in no time and for little money. Top your Christmas gifts with beautiful handmade bows.

Pretty Paper Bows

Give your holiday gifting a modern spin by opting for paper bows instead of classic ribbons. These handmade bows are so easy to personalize; use wrapping paper, patterned paper, or cardstock in colors that coordinate with your wrapping paper. 

Decorative Holiday Cheer

Make this thick, beautiful bow with a length of ribbon, four cuts, and a tiny knot - it's that easy! To make each loop into a perfect shape, look for decorative ribbon with wire inside; once you create the bow, you can tweak the loops to form a perfectly-shaped topper. 

Three-Tiered Bow

Use three widths of ribbon to make this gorgeous tiered bow. Match the colors of ribbon to a color family within the wrapping paper for a beautifuly tailored finish.

Layered bow

This DIY gift bow looks intricate, but it's actually so easy to make! Use a wide ribbon in a bright color to dress up a gift wrapped in solid wrapping paper. With a few clever folds of the ribbon, your gift will be ready to go under the tree in just minutes!

Two-toned Bow

Take your bow game up a notch by making two-toned ribbons. Choose ribbons of different colors and widths and layer them as you tie the bow. We love the way this pink and gold ribbon pops! 

Felt Gift Topper

A few cuts and a little bit of stitching turn an ordinary piece of felt into a pretty felt topper. It looks complicated, but it's so easy! This decorative Christmas topper is the perfect way to add a homemade touch to your gifts this year. 

Classic Bow

If you've ever wondered how to tie a perfect ribbon bow, this is it! When you see how easy it is to create perfect loops with tails that lay flat, you'll be adding this bow to everything! It's perfect for wrapped gifts and small christmas crafts - or make large bows out of extra-wide ribbon to create a festive staircase garland. 

Rosette Bow

The rosette bow is a classic Christmas bow you need to know how to make. Skip the expensive bows at the craft store and make your own this year! With a few twists of pretty ribbon, you'll have a collection of beautiful Christmas bows in no time. 

Pinwheel Bows

Mix it up this year with a set of adorable paper pinwheel bows. These festive paper creations are so easy to make, you'll be adding them to everything under the tree! Make several in a variety of colors and patterns, and simply glue to the top of a wide ribbon around a wrapped gift. 

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