Make Felt and Paper Bows

Skip the traditional ribbons this year and make these adorable felt or paper bows instead. They're so easy, you can customize each bow in any size, pattern and texture for the perfect gift-toppers!

These pretty handmade bows are so picture-perfect, you won't believe how easy they are to create! Our downloadable pattern gives you everything you need to make bows in two sizes - just add your favorite paper or felt! This year, you'll have the prettiest presents under the tree.

Learn how to make other classic Christmas bows. 

What You'll Need

Step 1: Cut pattern

Trace and cut the bow pattern on to your desired material; cardstock, wrapping paper, scrapbook paper and felt all work well with this technique. Keep in mind that because the bow folds over, you'll want to work with a double-sided material; if you use a patterned paper that is only printed on one side, you may be able to see the blank side. 

Get the free bow template. 

Step 2: Attach bow

Fold the rounded peice of the pattern so that each end meets in the middle. If you're using felt, attach this area with hot glue. If you're creating a paper bow, double-sided tape will do the trick. 

Step 3: Finish bow

When the rounded top portion of your bow is finished, attach it to the angular bottom piece using hot glue or double-sided tape. Then, set the small rectangular piece in the center and fold over so the ends meet in the back. Secure this with whichever form of adhesive you're using. 

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