DIY | Magazine Gift Bow & Wall Art

DIY | Magazine Gift Bow & Wall Art


For this first DIY, you’ll need just one page from a magazine and you want to divide the page into 9 strips so I’m just measuring off with a ruler how wide I want my strips to be. Next, cut the strips. It’s totally fine if your strips are not completely straight because you won’t be able to tell when it’s put together After you have cut out your 9 strips, you want to make two groups of three, one group of two, and then a lone strip After you’ve divided them, put aside the first group of three. With the second group of three, measure off about 1 inch from each strip. Then with the group of 2, measure off about 2 inches from each strip Lastly, measure off about 3 inches with the lone strip. And this is what your strips should look like after you’ve trimmed them To make the the loops for the bow, take your strip and make sure the back side is facing you Then, take one end of the strip and twist it and repeat with the other end Make any adjustments necessary. Take a piece of tape to secure both ends together Using double stick tape or tape folded back, secure the loop together so that it doesn’t unwind Here’s what the three different sizes should look like To create the bow, take your largest three loops and make an X with two Then place the third loop in the center of the X Repeat with the second layer of the bow For the last layer, you just want to make an X To secure the bow together, staple it through the center My stapler kind of squished some parts of my bow so I’m just fluffing them back up again To complete the bow, take the last and smallest strip and roll it until it is sized accordingly to your bow Secure the ends together with a piece of tape Attach the strip to your bow using double stick tape or tape that has been folded back And here’s the completed product! For the next DIY, you will need a lot of colorful magazines pages and any shape of your choice I printed out a rough outline of Texas on regular printing paper. So you just want to take all of your magazine pages and roll them up to make tubes The thinner you make the tubes, the more will fit on your shape. Once you are finished rolling up the page, glue it down to make sure it does not unravel After you have a group of magazine tubes, start gluing them onto your shape I used a glue stick but it didn’t really stick well so I recommend using liquid glue or a mod podge I didn’t fill up my entire shape because I wanted to use the scrap pieces to fill in the smaller areas Once you’re finished filling up all or most of your shape, go ahead and cut the excess pieces off So here I’m just using the pieces I just cut off and placing them in the smaller areas of my shape and trimming them once again To create a sturdier backing, I cut out my shape on a piece of cardboard with my xacto knit and glued the two pieces together And here is the completed DIY! You can either hang this up using wall-safe tape like I did or place it in a frame

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