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Topic: Magazine Gift Bows w/o glue, tape, or staples  (Read 2252 times)
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« on: December 06, 2010 04:39:18 PM »

A friend gave me a stack of travel magazines that I read. The full page photos and ads were just the thing to use to try making into How About Orange's recycled gift bows.

However, since my last epic craft fail involved glue, I didn't want the possible mess involved. I was almost out of staples and tape too. Instead I used 1-inch metal fasteners to make my bows.

No sticky mess! Yay!

Recycling and clever reuse! Double Yay!

No more running out of bows while gift wrapping! Triple yay!

Making magazine gift bows is addictive. I want to try it using empty potato chip bags.

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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2010 08:13:04 PM »

These are such a great idea, now I don't need to buy bows Grin

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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2010 08:36:10 PM »

oh yes, I loooove making these, so cheap and a good way to recycle! my friends love getting them on packages.

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010 05:06:25 AM »

Just saw this in ReadyMade! We are out of bows too! Off to get some brads! Yay for recycling. I love the way yours turned out!
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010 09:23:16 PM »

First I said woohoo magazine reconstruction, then I said wow professional looking bows, then I said aaahh I've got to make these!

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