DIY Washi Tape Bow

I wrapped my nieces first birthday present and I used Washi Tape to dress up plain white wrapping paper as seen in this post.

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I created a bow made from Washi Tape and here is how I did it:

Materials

Washi Tape [mine was .5″ wide]
Scrap wrapping paper
Stapler

First you’ll need to make the Washi Tape “ribbons”. I did this by taking my scrap wrapping paper [white] and cut it into 5 strips 9.5″ long by .5″ wide [the strips need to be the same width as your Washi Tape] and one strip about 4″ long by .5″ wide.

[Note: this is what looked good on this size of a present you may need to adjust]

Start by laying a strip of wrapping paper on a table

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You are going to cover the entire strip of wrapping paper with tape. The best way to do this is by going very slowly and sticking a little bit of the tape to the table above your strip of wrapping paper.
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Use both hands; one to unroll the tape and one to guide it evenly onto the wrapping paper.
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Keep going all the way to the end of the wrapping paper.
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Once that side is done flip it over and repeat the same process on the other side.

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Now you have a “ribbon” of Washi Tape

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Repeat until you have 5 long strips and 1 short strip.
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Now to make the bow. Take one strip and fold until the two ends meet.
As in picture:
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Take another strip and do it again but going the other direction.
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Always hold the ribbons in the middle where they all meet. Take another strip and repeat.
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Once the bow gets bigger I found it easier to hold one part of the strip while I wrapped the other around the bow.
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At this point make any adjustments to your “ribbons” and even out bow, remember to keep one hand holding the middle.
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Once you are happy with the placement of the ribbons staple the center where you are holding.
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Feed the bow into the stapler carefully.
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Now to finish it… Take your last long piece of “ribbon” and start looping it as I did in the picture:
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You are making a figure 8 with this piece, keep your finger in the middle until it looks even
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Once its even take your roll of Washi Tape and tape this figure 8 to the bow.
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Grab the short “ribbon” and make a loop, tape the loop together.
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Attach loop to middle of bow between your figure 8.
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And thats how you make a Washi Tape Bow

Washi Tape Bow

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