How to make a bow for your homemade gifts with these amazing DIY bow instructions, as well as wrap your gifts beautifully will be easy as a snap with the DIY gift wrap tutorials, plus FREE tag templates.   These tutorials for ribbons, bows, wrapped gifts and tags are perfect for birthdays, showers, and Christmas gifts!

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The Tip Junkie Creative Community has 90 How to Make a Bow124 Wrapped Gift tutorials, pictured tutorials and free patterns on how to make! So be sure to search there if you’re looking for a something specific. {wink}

How To Make A Bow

How to Make a Gift Bow 1.  Paper Bow Tutorial ~ Gorgeous gift bows you can make out of old magazines, maps, scrapbook paper, newspaper or any paper you have lying around! Make unique bows for any occasion!

How to Make a Bow

2.  Rainbow Yarn Gift Wrapping ~ I love this bright and colorful way to wrap a package.  It has big wow factor but it won’t break the bank.  All you need is some brown butcher paper and some colorful yarn.  Begin wrapping the package with multiple yarn strands and tying a knot. How to Make a Bow 3.  DIY Newspaper Gift Bow ~ Make a beautiful gift bow from newspaper.  The only supplies you will need are scissors, newspaper and tape.  I guarantee you already have these items in your home.  {wink}

How to Make a Bow Out of Ribbon

How to Make a Bow out of Ribbon

4.  No-Sew Ribbon Bow Topper ~ This ribbon bow package is so beautiful I don't think I'd want to unwrap it!  The contrasting ribbon is fab.  Wrap party favors, birthday gifts, shower gifts, Mother's Day gifts, wedding gifts or even thank you gifts with this easy no-sew ribbon bow.

How to Make a Bow out of Ribbon

5.  DIY Ribbon Bow Gift Topper ~ These dainty and feminine bows are definitely the wow factor!  You can make these bows with ribbon, lace, twill tape or any type of trim. Ribbon Bow 6.  How to Make a Bow out of Ribbon ~ Isn't the fullness of this bow gorgeous?!  Follow this simple tutorial to make a layered ribbon bow.  Each layer uses a coordinating ribbon.  Wrap a present with it, add it to a hair clip or headband. How to Make a Bow out of Ribbon 7.  Ribbon Scrap Bow ~ This ribbon bow is not only adorable, but a terrific way to use up ribbon scraps.  Simply stack your scraps and wrap a pretty ribbon in the center. How to Make a Bow out of Ribbon 8.  Laced Ribbon Bow ~ This lace ribbon bow is absolutely precious.  The lace adds a wonderful texture to the bow.

Ribbon and Bows Gift Toppers

Ribbon and Bows to Make

9.  Ribbon Rose Bow ~ You can achieve the ribbon rose in the center of the bow by twisting the ribbon in a circular pattern.  The remainder of the bow is layers of different sizes of ribbon.  Exquisite!

Ribbon and Gift Bow

10.  Festive Bow Gift Topper {free printable} ~ There are two bow gift topper color options to choose from, aqua and pink to download.  There is also an option to choose to/from and non-text versions of each.   If those color choices don't work for you there's a color-your-own version.

How to Make a Gift Bow

Home to Make a Bow

11.  Homemade Paper Peony ~ Download the free template to create your own detailed paper peony.  A gorgeous addition to any package.

How to Make a Bow

12.  Origami Paper Bows for Gift WrappingThese origami paper bows are so pretty.  You could use colorful magazine pages or scraps of gift wrapping to make some beautiful combinations.  They would looks smashing against brown butcher paper or white tissue paper.

Craft Bow Instructions

How to Make a Fabric Bow

13.  Fabric Bow Tutorial ~ Make beautiful fabric bows using scraps of fabric.  Add the bow to a headband, belt, package, or turn it into a dapper bow tie. Craft Bows 14.  Junk Mail Gift Bow ~ This step by step tutorial will show you how to create a gift bow from your Christmas junk mail or Christmas ads.  Who doesn't love a free project?!

Ribbon Bow

15.  How to Make a Bow ~ Make a handmade bow to add to any package, wreath or home decor.  You can achieve this full bow by making loops with your ribbon.  Wired ribbon is a perfect option because you can easily manipulate it.

Wrapped Gift

Wrapped Gift

16.  Ruffled Crepe Paper {Gift Wrap} ~ Learn how to turn crepe paper streamers into beautiful ruffled gift wrap.  Change up the colors and this great tutorial can turn any boring package into a beautiful masterpiece.

Wrapped Gift

17.  Fabric Gift Pouch ~ This simple tutorial will show you how to create a fabric pouch, perfect for giving jewelry or other small gifts.  You can also adjust the measurements to make it fit larger items.  .

DIY Wrap

DIY Wrap

18.  Gift Wrapping Using ScrapsHere is another reason to save your scraps for a recycled craft project. This idea on how to recycle your scraps for a new project, is a simple ways to use scraps for wrapping goodies when you’re short on supplies. DIY Wrap 19.  Tissue Paper RosesAdd a handmade touch to your gift packing with this tissue paper roses papercraft tutorial. These beautiful and delicate paper roses will add a thoughtful and personal touch to any gift wrapping. Group a set of paper roses together for a great alternative to a bow.

DIY Wrap

20.  Washi Wrapping Paper ~ Use strips of Japanese Washi Masking Paper to decorate plain white wrapping paper. The paper can then be scanned and reprinted to make as much wrapping paper as you need.  Create fun and personalized designs for all of your Christmas gifts.

Creative Wrap

Creative Wrap

21.  Wax Paper Bow & Gift Wrap ~ Believe it or not, these pom pom flowers are made from wax paper!  Great for a last-minute add on to a gift, or make several for table decorations at your next party.

Creative Wrap

22.  Homemade Bread {creative wrap} ~ Now that the holiday season is rapidly approaching ovens will be put in high gear.  With baking that is.  This is a creative and fun way to gift your homemade bread.  Simply iron freezer paper to fabric (it keeps oil spots from staining the fabric), wrap the bread and tie with a pretty ribbon.

Gift Wrap

23.  Tie Gift WrapHere is a clever way to dress up that gift for dad or grandpa this Father’s Day, birthday's or Christmas. By just wrapping a tie or suspenders around the package you have a fun and easy way to impress. You could use one of his current ties or buy him a new one as part of the gift! 24.  Quick Gift Wrap ~ These gift wrap ideas are festive but still have a nice natural feel.  Use them to get inspired and find things around your house to spruce up your gifts this holiday season.

Wrapped Gift

25.  Stitched Gift Wrap ~ Wrap that special gift in packaging that’s just as fabulous!  Use your sewing machine to stitch paper, book pages or even fabric.

Flat Boxes

Flat Boxes

26.  How to Decorate Packages ~ These dimensional package toppers are adorable yet simple to make!  So simple your kids can help.  Follow the instructions to make the pennant bunting, pom pom garland and yarn wrapped gifts.

Gift Bags

Gift Bags

27.  Paper Gift Bag Tutorial {Paper Origami}Here’s a simple way to turn wrapping paper, kraft paper or even a pre-loved envelope into an original paper origami gift bag.

Gift Bags

28.  Newspaper Gift Bag TutorialI am always on the lookout for fun and inexpensive gift wrapping ideas.  This defiantly fits both.  Keep an eye out for newspaper pages that catch your eye, maybe something with an interesting font or a splash of color.  Then make up a variety of sizes with this awesome tutorial and you’ll have handmade gift bags ready to go the next time you give a gift.

Gift Bags

30.  Fabric Gift Bags ~ These simple fabric bags are perfect for wrapping up a Christmas gift or party favor.  You could also use bright fabric and use this idea for birthday gifts.

Homemade Wrapping Paper

Homemade Wrapping Paper

31.  Chalkboard Wrapping Paper ~ Chalkboard paint is all the rage these days.  Why not paint kraft paper with it?  It makes a fun wrapped gift that's perfect for any occasion. Washi Wrapping Paper {Christmas Gift Wrap} 32.  Washi Wrapping Paper {Christmas Gift Wrap} ~ Use strips of Japanese Washi Masking Paper to decorate plain white wrapping paper. The paper can then be scanned and reprinted to make as much wrapping paper as you need.  Create fun and personalized designs for all of your Christmas gifts.

Printable Wrapping Paper

Printable Gift Wrap

33.  Printable Gift Wrap & Tags ~ Download and print this free Go-Go birthday gift wrap and matching tags.  The pdf file contains multiple color options for you to choose from. Printable Gift Wrap 34.  Pink & Orange Gift Wrap ~ Your gift will look so gorgeous in this pink and orange gift wrap that the recipient won't want to unwrap it!  {wink}.  There are two pattern options to chose from as well as a tutorial to make the paper peony.

Printable Gift Wrap

35.  All Occasion Gift Wrap & Matching Cards ~ Download and print the free wrapping paper and coordinating cards for free.  There's something for every holiday to choose from.

Wrapped Gift

36.  Felt Flower Tutorial {Christmas Gift Wrap} ~ Instead of ribbons and bows, create some festive felt flowers to dress up your Christmas Packages.  You can even attach a string so that the gift wrap can double as a Christmas ornament.

Wrapped Gifts 37.  Natural Gift Wrap ~ This lovely wrapping is a gift in and of itself.  If I got a package that was wrapped this pretty, I wouldn’t even care what was on the inside.  In fact, I may not even want to open it.  Step-by-step instructions show you how to make your gifts this beautiful.

DIY Wrap

DIY Wrap 38.  Fine Print Newspaper Wrap ~ You may have seen newspaper repurposed as wrapping before, but Murnane’s blossoming topper — which sprouts striped ribbons — keeps this classic current.  Follow the link for even more gift wrapping ideas. 39.  Christmas Tags & Ties ~ Add some sparkle and pizzazz to your wrapped packages by adding doilies, yarn pom poms, baker's twine, jingle bells or paddle wire with pretty beads and pearls.  It's so simple yet so pretty! 40.  DIY Holiday Gift Wrap ~ Learn how to make yarn pom poms and accordion fans to embellish your packages.  A terrific project while you are watching a movie.  {wink} Creative Wrapping 41.  Kraft Paper Wraps – What lovely wrapped gifts!  You too can wrap yours like this.  It’s amazing what you can do to spruce up kraft paper with punches, jute twine, and $1 ribbon. Felt Gift Wrap 42.  Creative Gift Wrap ~ These dimensional felt package toppers are adorable yet simple to make!  Follow the pictured instructions to make the Holly Topper, Scarf Wrap and a Santa Mustache stick.

43.  School Bulletin Gift Wrap ~ These candy colored vintage inspired wrapped gifts are fabulous!  Danielle visited her local school supply store and purchased bulletin board paper (a big score because it's wider than normal wrapping paper) and the scalloped border trims.  For more color and flair she added vintage ribbons. Flat Boxes 44.  Garnished Gift Boxes ~ I am sick when I think about how many of those Laughing Cow Cheese containers I’ve thrown away!  I could have supplied a small army with these beautiful boxes.  Annie also shows you step by step how to create the felt flowers. DIY Wrap 45.  Paper Sequins ~ I just adore these paper sequins!  You can make them using a round paper punch, cut two sizes of circles out of three similar colors of card stock.  Thread the circles together and wrap around your box.  Beautiful! DIY Gift Bags 46.  Christmas Masking Tape {Printable Washi Tape} ~ If you love the look of the super popular washi tape, but don’t have enough space in your craft room for rolls and rolls of the stuff, this free printable from Funkytime will allow you to get the look of washit tape using your own printer.  Print the designs on mailing labels and you will be able to wrap your gifts with the look of washi tape without having to order the Japanese masking tape. DIY Gift Bags 47.  Printable Christmas Gift Bags ~ Looking for another wrapping alternative? How about some printable gift bags?!  These bags are easy and cute, and some cute ribbon adds just the right touch.   Book Page Wrap 48.  Wrapping with Book Pages ~ Using book pages gives your decor a whole new dimension.   Make flowers for garland, let the kids make a paper chain, wrap gifts, make envelopes and more.

Wrapped Gift

49.  Fresh Take on Holiday Present Wrapping {DIY Christmas} ~ Here is a great post with a couple uniquely beautiful wrapping ideas! One idea used fresh greenery and the other old black and white photos. Both will look fabulous under the Christmas tree!

DIY Wrap

DIY Wrap

50.  Furoshiki Gift Wrap ~ Imagine origami, but simpler and more useful. Furoshiki wraps can be used to easily and elegantly wrap holiday and birthday gifts, and offerings for party hosts.

Creative Wrap

Creative Wrap

51.  Simple Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas ~ Package your Christmas gifts in handmade style this year with a few simple + inexpensive ideas using items from your stash. Paper, twine, vintage labels, paper doilies and a circle punch are all you’ll need to beautify the gifts under your tree this year.

Creative Gift Wrap

52.  Deer Head Gift Wrap ~ Simple and fun ways to incorporate a Silhouette deer head into your holiday gift wrap.  Perfect to use with kraft paper.

Gift Bags

Gift Bag DIY

53. Christmas Gift Bag ~ Add black and white photographs to your holiday gift wrap for a personalized look.  It's so simple yet so beautiful!

Homemade Holiday Wrapping Paper

Homemade Gift Wrap 54.  DIY Polka Dot Wrapping Paper ~ Make your Christmas super crafty by creating your own wrapping paper with cute white polka dots.

Printable Holiday Wrapping Paper

Printable Wrapping Paper 55.  Doilies Kraft Wrapping Paper {free printable} ~ This printable doily wrapping paper is not only beautiful, but versatile.  You could use it for almost any occasion.  There are two options to download and print, vertical doilies or round doilies.  Add some baker’s twine and a pine branch or decorative ribbon to finish the package.

Printable Gift Wrap

56.  Urban Holiday Gift Wrap ~ Different shades of and patterns of green are perfect for Christmas!  Simply download and print this beautiful wrapping paper that's available in three patterns, chevron forest, retro star and faux bois.

Printable Wrapping Paper

Printable Wrapping Paper 57.  Pink Christmas Wrapping Paper {free printable} ~ Download and print the free wrapping paper and coordinating tags for free.  The wrapping paper includes the candy stripe paper, chevron paper, Christmas trees paper, mod poinsettia paper and candy canes paper.  Score! Dove Wrapping Paper 58.  Dove Christmas Wrap & Tags ~ The color palette of red, green and chocolate brown are fantastic for Christmas!  Simply download and print this beautiful wrapping paper and tags (English and Afrikaan is available).

Gift Tags Template

Gift Tags Template 59.  Paper Rose Gift Topper & Tag ~ Add the finishing touches to a beautiful wrapped package with these gorgeous vintage inspired Valentine gift tags.  The template to make the book page rose is also included. Templates for Tags 60.  Labels and Tags Template {Free Printable Template} ~ If you are looking to dress up some of your gift wrapping with handmade cards or tags, this free printable template that includes very popular label and tag shapes, will come in handy.  When you put a template like this to good use, you’ll never be out of great looking tags and labels again. Tips on making stencils and templates included.

Free Printable Tags

Free Printable Tags 61.  Neighbor Gift {With Free Printable} ~ When a new family moves into your neighborhood, you can quickly put together this simple gift and go introduce yourself.  The free printable is a cute gift tag that says “Welcome To The Neighborhood”, as well as a little card you can fill out with all your local favorites and their phone numbers.  Attach them to a bag or plate of goodies or a home decor knick-knack and you are good to go! Chevron Stripe Gift Tags 62.  Printable Chevron Gift Tags ~ These chevron gift tags are perfect for any occasion, birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, or just because.  They are available in an assortment of colors so they are perfect for everyone. Ice Cream Gift Tags 63.  Free Ice-Cream Gift Tags ~ These colorful free ice cream gift tags are a perfect card idea for you next social get together. Just download and print for invitations, as name places at a table or as a gift tag for a thank you gift. Floral Gift Tags 64.  Floral Gift Tags ~ Use these pretty tags for decorating homemade drinks, gift packages, wedding favours, bouquets of flowers, or whatever floats your boat. Back to School 65.  Back to School Gift Tags ~ Make the first day of school special by sending “welcome back” favors! Send packages of pencils or cupcakes for your student’s new class and adorn the packaging with this assortment of gift tags. Jam Gift Tags 66.  Printable Jam Gift Tags ~ These free printable jam jar tags are too cute!   Sibylle  even gives you the recipe for her yummy freezer jam.  A great gift for any occasion.

Template For Gift Tags

Alphabet Gift Tags 67.  Printable Alphabet Gift Tags ~ Personalize a gift with these beautiful alphabet gift tags.  Tie it with some baker's twine or ribbon for an amazing package. Positive Gift Tags 68.  Free Positive Printable Tags ~ These uplifting tags are sure to brighten anyone’s day.  Attach them to a small gift, or anonymously drop one in someone’s mailbox or car windshield to brighten their day. Fall Gift Tags 69.  Fall Colored Printable Gift Tags {Printable Cards} ~ These printable gift tags and napkin rings in muted Fall colors will look great on your hostess gifts this Thanksgiving or on your own Thanksgiving table.  The subtle colors and designs can be used well beyond the fall months too, so download and print it as many times as you like.

Christmas Gift Tag

Holiday Gift Tag 70.  Christmas Gift Tag {free printable} ~ How cute are these holiday gift tags?  Add them to packages and see how fun they make your package look!  You can also type in your own custom text for personalization. 71.  Printable Christmas Gift Tags {Christmas Printables} ~ Paper Crave has created Christmas printable gift tags in a fun and modern pattern.  They would look great with a fun Washi tape wrapping paper.  You can download these Christmas tags and three other sets for free. Christmas Tags 72.  Christmas Mail Tags ~ This cute {and free} printable adds a vintage charm to your holiday gift.  Gift them a “fresh from the post office” feel, even if they are going right under your own tree.

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