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Friendship Gift Package Exchange

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to help you get ready for a Friendship Gift Package Exchange.  With summer here, what better time to gather the kids and have them make up friendship gift packages.

Gather all your supplies and let the kids have fun creating gifts for their friends.  Then have them decorate gift bags so they can place their gifts inside.  All you need to do next is to arrange for a Friendship Gift Package Exchange so they can exchange their gifts.  Think how much fun they’ll have opening packages made by their friends.

friendship gift package exchange

Friendship gift package exchange


Mini Bowdabra
Bow WIre
Assorted 1/2″ ribbon
Foiled Paper:  Rinea
Stamps:  Joy Clair
Ink:  Memento
Paper Bags

Start by die cut  names from RInea Foiled Papers using a die cut machine then add the names to the bags.
Stamp flowers along the bottom edge and color with markers.

assorted bows

Create assorted bows using the Mini Bowdabra.
Place 12″ of bow wire in the Bowdabra and wrap underneath so it’s out of your way while creating the bow.
Create a bow with 3-4 loops.
Twist each loop as you place it in the Bowdabra.
Pull up on the bow wire and tie off.

bow wire tool how to make a assorted bows

Make as many bows as you need in assorted colors and patterns.

friendship gift packages

To finish, punch holes in each bag and insert the bow wire.
Then, tie off in the back and fluff each bow.

friendship gift packages bows

And finally, make arrangements for  the Friendship Gift Package Exchange and let the kids have fun.  What a fun idea for Girl Scout swaps vacation bible schools, birthday party favors and more.

And, don’t forget to drop by Bowdabra blog each week for new and creative craft tutorials, video DIY’s, recipes and so much more from our team of talented designers!

Thanks for stopping by.



    Bowdabra® Bow Making & Design Tool – Large – BOW1003-Single

    Bowdabra Bow Making & Design Tool is your easy-to-use bow maker. Create professional looking bows for gift wrapping, home decorations and DIY crafts!
    Rated 4.50 out of 5

    Mini Bowdabra® Bow Making & Design Tool – Small – BOW2100

    Mini Bowdabra is your easy-to-use bow making tool to create small bows. Create DIY crafts, hair bows, gift wrapping, wedding décor and more yourself!
    Rated 4.80 out of 5

    Hair Bow Tool and Ruler Kit for the Mini Bowdabra® – BOW2200

    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!
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
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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