Tissue paper bows are a simple way to add that extra wow factor using supplies you already have. All you need is tissue paper, scissors and tape. I’ve made these with Christmas tissue paper since it’s Christmas time but these bows work great for any occasion.
(You can add some sparkle with hot glue and glitter or use a chenille stem to tie the center)
First layer 5 sheets of tissue paper and cut them to 8in by 14in for a medium sized bow. Your cuts do not need to be perfect. Tissue paper bows are very forgiving and you won’t be able to see any crooked cuts in the end product.
Once the paper is cut, place all the layers together and fold up about 1in from the bottom (the bottom being the 8in side). Turn the paper over (keeping all layers together) and fold up another inch on the other side creating a fan fold. The video below will show you in more detail.
Continue with this fan fold until you have folded all of the paper then place some tape around the middle. This is where you can opt for a chenille stem if you’d like. Now you’ll start pulling up one layer of tissue paper at a time. Go slow and be careful not to rip the paper.
Finish off your tissue paper bows
When all of the layers are pulled up your bow is done. You can tape it down to your package or use the chenille stem to attach it to some ribbon. If you want a glitter center simply drop some hot glue down in the middle (you may need to ball up some additional tissue paper to fill in the middle) and then sprinkle glitter over the glue.
Now your bow is all finished and your gifts will definitely stand out from the rest.