One of the craft tools that tops my list is my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board (I Try DIY Shop | Amazon). I get a whole lot of use out of it making oodles of handmade envelopes. So, imagine my glee when I learned this paper bow hack using the punch board!
To start, cut a 10-inch strip of paper. I used this lovely pastel polka-dot cardstock because I’m in the Easter spirit. This strip is an inch wide, but it can be pretty much any width you like.
Center the short edge of your strip, and punch. Repeat on the other side.
Line up your strip along the 5-inch mark, and punch.
Flip the strip over, and repeat the 5-inch mark punch.
Now, line up the strip along the 2-inch mark, and punch.
Flip the strip over, and repeat the 2-inch mark punch. Repeat on the other side.
Your strip should look like this. Ready your double-sided tape.
Along the 2-inch punches, fold the wings in.
Then, fold the wings under.
With double-sided tape (or glue), keep the flaps in place.
With scrap paper, cut a small strip of the same paper.
Cover the center.
Then, tape or glue the ends on the reverse side.
Now you can tack this onto presents for an adorable new way of wrapping!
Try this envelope punch board hack yourself! Happy Crafting!