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Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

Personally, I love surprises. But, I also love getting a glimpse of the gift. Wrap a gift for your neighbor or friend in this easy way of Beautiful Christmas Gift Wrappingusing tins and cellophane cookie bags. Add a bow using the Bowdabra or Mini Bowdabra for a beautiful finished look.


Here is what you need for this project:
Small tin (available in many store’s discount bins)
Tissue paper
Candle or small gift
Cellophane Cookie bag (13.8in x 20 in) (purchased for $1.00 on discount)
Bowdabra (for large bows)
Bowdabra Wire
Mini Bowdabra (for small bows)
Red Glitter Polka Dot Wired Ribbon


1. Wrap you small gift with tissue paper and place in the decorative tin.
Decorative Tin

2. Insert tin into cookie bag and set aside.
Cookie Bag

3. Cut 20 inches of Bowdabra Bow Wire, fold in half, and place in the Bowdabra.

4. Place the ribbon in the Bowdabra and create 3 loops on each side. You could make more loops to achieve the size bow you desire. I used the Fold & Twist method but you could use the Fold Bow method.

Bowdabra Bow Wire
5. Scrunch the ribbon down with Bowdabra wand to tighten your bow and tie the bow wire.
Ribbon with Bowdabra Wand

6. Pull your bow from the Bowdabra and tie on the opposite side.

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7. Fluff the loops of your bow. Cut a dovetail on each end of the ribbon.

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8. Tie the bow onto the package you set aside earlier.

Beautiful Christmas Bows
9. Optional-If you would like a smaller bow, use the Mini-Bowdabra. Cut 18 inches of Bowdabra Bow Wire, fold in half, and place in the Mini-Bowdabra.

Mini Bowdabra
10. Follow step #4-#8 above to create your Mini Bowdabra Fold & Twist Bow for your holiday gift.

Mini Bowdabra FoldTwist BowsTwist Bow for Holiday GiftBow for Christmas Gift11. Add the gift bow to your Christmas gift package. Create two gorgeous and inexpensive gift wrappings with two different style bows.

Gorgeous Gift Wrappings

Chrismas DIY Gift Wrapping

Handmade Christmas DIY Gift Wrapping


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    Mini Bowdabra Hair Bow Creator Kit is a super easy hair bow making tool. Create designer Ribbon hair bows, mini bows, baby bow, DIY kids crafts and more!
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Bowdabra’s easy-to-create bow-makers are available at the Bowdabra website’s online store and also at various retail establishments such as Amazon, AC Moore, Pat Catan’s Stores, Jo Ann store, Michael’s, and Walmart.

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