In our holiday guide for unique gift wrapping, we talked about getting creative with gift toppers, including lots of different bow options. We have our signature paper bow template in various sizes and printed patterns depending on your packages. If you want to get a little more intricate with your cutting, we now have a ton of new bow designs for dressing up your gifts. Presenting, our mix and match paper bows!
The downloads below include 3 different ribbon end designs and 3 different bow loop designs. The fun part about this project is that you can mix and match the templates to create your own perfect designs! There is a SVG file for those with a cutting machine, but this paper bows project is certainly still do-able if you are cutting by hand. To do your own trimming, download the PDF version. We recommend cutting these templates onto text weight paper – cardstock is a bit too stiff. Our favorite paper for making bows is metallic text weight from Paper-Papers. Another great trick is to print or cut the template onto your favorite gift wrap pattern. Beautiful!
Once you have your pieces trimmed, you can put them together with hot glue, a glue dot roller or double stick tape. You have lots of options with these paper bows! One of our personal favorites is the stacked bow, where you combine the smallest bow design with the largest. For more unique gift wrapping ideas, be sure to visit our gift wrapping section. We pride ourselves on having a fabulous selection of printable Christmas gift wrap, so we encourage you to browse those designs too! If you’re in need of some gift inspiration, find our ultimate DIY Gift Guide for DIY gifts great for any loved one. Head over to our membership page to start crafting with us, or give the gift of creativity with a gift membership. Enjoy! ~ Lia and the Team
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
Are there instructions anywhere on how to assemble the various bows? Wondering which ones to upload and cut to make a specific bows 🙂
Hi Caroline, I didn’t get too specific with the instructions on this one since you can mix & match several combinations. Hopefully the last photo helps by showing the 9 options!
What is a SVG Cut File and what does it go to?
Hi Sue, the cut files are to be used with a cutting machine (we use a Cricut here).