How to Make a Large Crepe Paper Ribbon Bow

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Making you own crepe paper ribbon bow can be fun.
Making you own crepe paper ribbon bow can be fun. (Image: Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Crepe paper can be used to make various crafts, including bows. It comes in a wide variety of colors, so you can mix and match papers to create your own unique look. If you are planning a special event such as a party, or simply just want to add a touch of festivity to your surroundings, a large crepe paper ribbon bow will set the right atmosphere. With minimal materials and the right technique, you can create your own crepe paper ribbon bow at a minimal cost.

Things You'll Need

  • Crepe paper
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Choose the color you want for your large crepe paper ribbon bow. Lay the paper on a flat surface and cut it lengthwise in four strips. Each strip should be 16 inches in length, and the width should be 3/4 inch.

Apply glue one drop of glue to one end of the paper. Fold the strip of the paper in half and place the end with the glue on top of the other end. Press down on both ends to secure them together.

Put some glue on the inner center of the paper and press down on the center of the circular strip. Only the middle section should be glued together. The strip of paper should now look like a bow tie.

Continue to glue the ends and center of the strips of papers to form little bow ties or loops. Apply glue to the center of one of the glued paper. Place another one on top of it so that it resembles an "X," then apply glue to the center of that loop.

Place another glued strip in the form of an "X" on top of the glue. Continue with this pattern until all of the glued strips (loops) are stacked on top of one another. To complete your large crepe paper ribbon bow, firmly press down on the center to hold the loops together.

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