How to easily make a unique bow tie gift bag for Father’s Day

bow tie gift bag

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and there’s nothing like adding your own personal touch to a store bought gift! So wouldn’t it be fun to make an adorable bow tie dress shirt gift bag just for him to put his gifts in! The cool thing about this gift bag is that it can also be used for any occasion for the men in your life! And the best part, you only need a few items to make one!

What you need:

Let’s begin with any size paper bag. I’m using a 10″x8″ bag since I have a small gift.

Place your special Father’s Day gift inside the bag.

Fold over the top of the bag about 2 inches.

Then cut a slit about 2″ into each side of the bag just where the bottom edge of the folded bag is. 

Bend each of the two strip sides over into a “V” shape .  .  .

to form the collar of the shirt. Put glue dots or double sided tape underneath collar to hold in place.

To Make the Bow Tie:

Cut an 18″ piece of Bowdabra bow wire, folding in half and placing down into the Mini Bowdabra, tucking ends under. Then cut a strip of wired ribbon 12″ long.

Pinch one ribbon end, pushing it down into the Mini Bowdabra.

Make another pinch crease at the other ribbon end over the Mini Bowdabra tower.

Pinch the center of the ribbon pushing it down into the Mini Bowdabra.

Use the Mini Bowdabra Tool and Ruler to make sure the loops are even on each side, then make a crease in the center of the ribbon by pinching the sides in and pushing the center down into the Mini Bowdabra

Scrunch down the ribbon with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

While the bow is still in, make a slipknot with bow wire ends, and pulling tightly.

Gently pull the bow out and tie bow wire in a knot around back. Cut off excess wire.

To Finish the Bow Tie:

Cut a small piece of finishing ribbon about 2″ long, folding sides together.

Attach finishing ribbon around the center bow, covering wire and gluing together in the back. Let dry.

Glue finished bowtie onto center of the collar for an adorable look!


You have a lovely bow tie gift bag to showcase your dad’s Father’s Day gift.  Visit designer Gail Griffen at her blog purple hues and me and be sure to come back each week for more DIY’s, videos and more on the Bowdabra blog.

bow tie gift bag

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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